Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Bit About Batteries

By now most people know that the Tesla Roadster is powered by Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. But here are a few things about our batteries you might not have heard. Our battery system – or Energy Storage System, as we like to call it – is comprised of 6,831 individual Li-ion cells. It’s roughly [...]

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Never a Dull Moment

At its heart, Tesla Motors is an engineering company. We get invited to a variety of events because of our technical expertise as well as a general interest in what we are doing and how we are doing it. I often get asked what it is like to work at Tesla Motors and to describe [...]

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

How I Fell in Love with the Tesla Roadster

Don Cox is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Harald Trap Friis distinguished chair at Stanford University. He spent 25 years at Bell Laboratories and Bellcore developing revolutionary technology for what is now referred to as “cellular phones.” He has served on the board or as an officer of several Silicon Valley public companies [...]

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Tesla Roadster Experience: Quick and Considerate

How fast is it? That’s a common question we get at events where the Tesla Roadster is on display. To ensure that the Tesla Roadster is the right car for the prospective customer, we prefer to answer the “how fast” question with two additional questions:

What kind of fast are you looking for?
How skilled are you [...]

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Battery Powered Cars – They’re Not Just for Kids Anymore

Bob Bressler is a customer of Tesla Motors and owner of Bressler Vineyards, a small producer of super-premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. An expert in the Internet and networking technologies, Bob’s career prior to becoming a full-time vintner spanned executive positions at Sun Microsystems, 3Com and BBN. We asked Bob to share his perspective on [...]