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3 New Tesla Models on the way!!

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by tesla, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. tesla

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    The headline's not new but interesting they claim Model S' platform is a Lotus derived architecture. The basic idea maybe, but then Lotus weren't the first with the idea either.
     
  3. tesla

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    I think they meant that they're using Lotus' concept of having a single platform and extending it to different vehicles (ex. Lotus Elise, Exige etc.)
     
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    It says

    Which is contrary to most of what we have heard recently.
     
  5. AnOutsider

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    Journalistic error? Would hardly be the first time if so
     
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    Actually - I'm listening to the Michigan recruitment talk. I take it back, he just said it is based on the Lotus architecture. "The guys that invented it are working for us now."
     
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    Maybe it's derived from the etrne's basis

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  8. Cobos

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    If what he is saying is that the people that designed Lotus's chassis for f.inst. the Elise are now working for Tesla either as contractors or as Tesla employees isn't that a good thing? The Elise chassis is as far as I know a good chassis, and looking at the naked model in Detroit it seems they have redesigned it around an EVs needs. I see the PR part of a pure Tesla made chassis, but as it's a completely new one does it really matter? After all an experienced and excellent chassis engineer has to come from somewhere, they don't hand out experience at birth as far as I know (actually looking at my sisters 1 day old baby yesterday I'm pretty sure they don't :)

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