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New How It's Made episode - "electric roadsters" (Tesla)

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by visionik, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. visionik

    visionik Member

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    Did anyone else catch the episode of "How It's Made" with the Tesla Roadster?

    It aired on the Science Channel for the first time yesterday. Pretty darn cool.

    They don't show the assembly of the glider, but the do show installation of the transmission, battery pack, electronics, etc.

    It will air again on June 5 at 4:00 AM or you can buy it on Amazon (at least in the USA):

    Amazon.com: How It: Instant Video
     
  2. TEG

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    #2 TEG, Jun 4, 2011
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    Yes, the show was mentioned here:
    Tesla on TV tonight June 3rd

    It is fun to see the Roadster get the "How It's Made" treatment like that.
    It is almost a commercial of sorts. Just a lightweight peek behind the scenes.

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  3. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    It's on iTunes as well. Volume 10, episode 10.
     
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    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    Good views of power train

    I just watched it and the Tesla Roadster is featured in the last 5 minutes of the show. I agree it has some of the best shots of the differential or transmission I have seen.

    By the way it is a transmission or more akin to a differential? I figured with the unit being a single speed with no reverse gears it is more like a differential than a transmission.
     
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    I'd call it a transaxle.
     

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