Friday, June 29, 2007

The Magic of Tesla Roadster Regenerative Braking

In a battery-powered electric vehicle, regenerative braking (also called regen) is the conversion of the vehicle’s kinetic energy into chemical energy stored in the battery, where it can be used later to drive the vehicle. It is braking because it also serves to slow the vehicle. It is regenerative because the energy is [...]

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Driving Dynamics – Part 2

In the last installment of the driving dynamics blog, we explored the interplay between static mass distribution and power delivery in the Tesla Roadster. That’s a complicated way of saying that we looked at how the Tesla Roadster drives based on two key parameters: its chassis architecture (mid-“engine,” rear wheel drive) and power delivery characteristics [...]

Ferrari Eats EV Dust.

A few weeks ago I was filming some on-board video from my Electric-Echo on the way home from work for a little project I have in mind, when I came upon the finest of Italian engineering and styling, a little red Ferrari (is there any other colour?). Well, I couldn’t help myself and just had [...]

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Ferrari Eats EV Dust.

A few weeks ago I was filming some on-board video from my Electric-Echo on the way home from work for a little project I have in mind, when I came upon the finest of Italian engineering and styling, a little red Ferrari (is there any other colour?). Well, I couldn’t help myself and just had to show him what the finest of backyard EV engineering could do to his sorry little red tail! :-)

OK, so the idea is a little desperate and the production is very corny but it was fun to make!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wheeling and Dealing

I suppose it is a milestone to have a letter to the editor of Automotive News essentially addressed to me personally. Since we are big proponents of transparency and dialogue at Tesla Motors, I see it as a good thing to hear from other perspectives and be able to respond. Since there isn’t really a [...]