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Discussion in 'Roadster' started by vfx, Mar 28, 2007.

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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    I was re-reading the ME interview on autoblog green: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/03/12/autobloggreen-qanda-tesla-motors-ceo-martin-eberhard-pt-1/

    where Martian said, "And then parallel with that is a much longer durability test. It's about 50,000 miles on a calibrated durability track that's designed to simulate a much larger number of miles of actual driving, and that's ongoing still today. We're running three shifts a day six hours a day of that car driving on the track. And that's going well also. We've learned a few things; things that needed some adjustment and we'll do all those tests again with the next round of cars we're building right now that capture everything we've learned.

    I would imaginge that this testing would take considerably longer with 3.5 hour charges between runs as opposed to a 7 minute fillup. I suppose swapping batteries might be faster but would probably negate some testing conclusions.


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