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German Car Mag review of the Roadster

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  1. tdelta1000

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    (Another) corrected link: Article


    The article "claims" 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.3s and that's for the Sport model, as well as emphasizing that performance is very dependent on several conditions, including SOC, temperature of the ESS and motor, and performance mode. They did like the brakes (contrary to some other prior comments over time from various other sources). Energy cost: Euro4/100km (approx $0.08 per mile at current (weaker Euro) rates and (obviously) European kWh cost). They did drive it pretty hard judging by the photos ... in "Bild 2 von 20" the Roadster is on three wheels!
     
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    The pictures were so good and fresh it compeled me to try a Google translation.

    Some lines are still undecipherable.
    :)
     
  4. ChargeIt!

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    By "It would go more" they really mean "It would be even more" and are referring to the 53kWh based on 18650's. And the whole of it is better translated as "It would be even more [kWh], if Tesla would use -- instead of the laptop-proven standard parts -- expensive, so called "Coffebags", which could -- due to their flat shape -- better dissipate heat."
     
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    Does the analog gauge show so the charging power?

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    Good catch! I missed the "plugged in" being lit up. And, yes, that's probably what it shows (30A * 375V (DC) (approx.) = 11.35kW). Makes sense, since while driving the same gauge shows DC kW from the battery. (As opposed to 30A from the AC wall plug (30A * 240V (AC) = 7.2kW).)
     
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