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Tesla Model S Innovations

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  1. suxxer

    suxxer ElektroVolt

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    Some nice insights of Tesla's engineering on Model S.


    Model S Innovation Part1:
    [video=vimeo;18442704]http://vimeo.com/18442704[/video]

    http://vimeo.com/18442704



    Model S Innovation Part2:
    [video=vimeo;18443539]http://vimeo.com/18443539[/video]

    http://vimeo.com/18443539

    Model S Innovation Part3:
    [video=vimeo;18443073]http://vimeo.com/18443073[/video]

    http://vimeo.com/18443073
     
  2. Jaff

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    Just watched them...great vids...very informative!

    The engineering behind this vehicle looks superb!
     
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    The condensers seem to explain the "mystery holes" in the front bumper.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Todd Burch

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    No spare tire I guess...is that because it'll have run-flats?
     
  5. suxxer

    suxxer ElektroVolt

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    I think they we're talking about a Tire Inflator/Sealant like the on in the picture. No need to carry that large & heavy spare tire.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. vfx

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    #6 vfx, Jan 6, 2011
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    The bombshell was the PEM is in a cylindrical configuration at the end of the motor and gearbox. Talk about out-of-the-box thinking!


    Kudos toTesla for continuing their transparency.
     
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    Brilliant isn't it?! So they can cool the motor and the PEM together at the same time.
     
  8. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    I thought this was amazing as well. It looks pretty compact.

    This car looks remarkably engineered.
     
  9. TEG

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    Great to see this level of detail at this stage. Not just an exterior view, but inner workings already!

    Also this seems to decisively answer those questions about which chassis technology will be used. Entirely new, custom design!
     
  10. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    It is quite amazing they allow us to read and SEE their progress.

    suxxer - Thanks for posting the vids. I could not open using this out-dated version of IE.
     
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    The way part 3 finishes sounds like there is a bit more to come...
     
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    Key here is that they seem to be keeping to their fast paced schedule. Alpha looks ready.
     
  14. Fuzzylogic

    Fuzzylogic EU Sport 359 & S94

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    So both the Motor and PEM are liquid cooled, i guess. Very clever.
    Also solves the problem of cooling Fans clogging up in the winter.
     
  15. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Great article! Now it is considered "an electric BMW 7-Series".

    Some of us would not mind it slipping a little in order to have the best vehicle possible.
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm impressed as well. Imagine what the next version of the Roadster will be like using the tech they're putting into the Model S.
     
  17. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Tesla is clearly going to be the Leader in EV technology for quite some time. This out-of-the-box thinking is going to change the industry.
     
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    #19 tdelta1000, Jan 6, 2011
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    Yes it does...vfx. I found out all by watching these videos that Tesla Motors is way ahead of the curve and will be ready for its initial production roll out.

    That blew me away as well and it also shows how well protected the drivetrain will be. The Model S is a marvel of engineering.

    I noticed that TM used Blistien shocks on the rear Suspension and I wonder what dampening setup was used in the front. What a great build.

    No disrespect 'qwk' but Tesla Motors is the leader with its forward and innovated view of product delivery. I'm getting to sell the wife on why we need a Model S in our life. Keep us impressed Tesla Motors.
     
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    qwk Model S P2681

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    I should have used the word "continue".
     

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