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Tesla Roadster presentation in Berlin

Discussion in 'News' started by IGBT, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. IGBT

    IGBT New Member

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    In the VDI-NEWS, which is a german newspaper for engineers, is written, that Tesla will introduce his Roadster in Berlin on 13. August. As an student of electrical engineering I want to see the TESLA. Does somebody know where this presentation will take place??

    greets

    IGBT
     
  2. malcolm

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    Does VDI have a website with more details?

    I've tried searching but haven't found anything yet.
     
  3. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    I just read through the translation and it's a fairly thorough review. It gives the specs on the 1.5 version. Biggest change was the boost to 295lb-ft of torque from 211lb-ft. The other specs basically didn't change much.
    It lists the price as 117,810 euros, which is175,896.20 usd. That's a little higher than the original 99,000 euros price they initially said it would be. If I read it correctly this article is still referring to the 250 2009 Signature Edition EU-spec Tesla roadsters.

    The article still pegs the battery pack cost at $20k, so I suppose the lower number we heard before is probably less accurate.
     
  4. Cobos

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    This price sounds just right considering that Tesla uses the american convention of listing prices without taxes while most European countries have to or usually lists including most taxes. Especially the 18% VAT in germany.

    Cobos
     
  5. Joseph

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    On page four it says,

    "40 percent of development work is Tesla in the battery."

    Google doesn't translate so well, but it's good enough.
     
  6. dpeilow

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    So this is a "1.5" but it still claims 252 PS (~250bhp)? Even at the London Motor Show the banner said 300+ bhp.
     
  7. Joseph

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    That 300+ sounds more like torque than horsepower. On the Tesla blog about drivetrain 1.5, Straubel said,

    "it [the new powertrain] will not have a significantly higher peak power output and it will not have a higher peak battery current draw."

    However, he does say,

    "the 1.5 powertrain will have an extra ~33% [torque] from the motor"

    This would make the torque in powertrain 1.5 closer to that 300+ number. Then again, I could just be wrong.
     
  8. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Scroll down and see at the bottom here.
    This says 300 bhp.

    Cobos
     
  9. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Take a look at the infomation board here in my photo from BIMS.

    2705054256_c405ab9c35.jpg

    I also have the datasheet that you can see behind the windshield above here in front of me, with the same 300+bhp figure on it.
     
  10. Joseph

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    "Then again, I could just be wrong."

    I'm wrong.:rolleyes:

    Still, it's strange that the hp number has gone up 50, when just a couple months ago they said it wouldn't change.
     
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