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Whoa! 244 not 221.

Discussion in 'Roadster: Performance' started by malcolm, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    Tesla Motors Selects BorgWarner for Production of New Gearbox for Tesla Roadster

    The new powertrain achieves an EPA combined range of 244 miles on a single charge, up from Tesla’s previously announced EPA range of 221 miles.

    Is the dyno set right this time??? (Just checking)

    10% improvement in range to go along with the 33% increase in torque.

    Although probably not at the same time :wink:

    Nice.
     
  2. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

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    Nice, nice, not thrilling but nice.
    :)
     
  3. Cobos

    Cobos S60 Owner since 2013 - sold, S85D owner since 2017

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    Definately good, and this is especially useful for the Model S, where every mile they can claw out of the battery will help. At least for the cheap model I'm looking for. :)

    Cobos
     
  4. vfx

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    Kudos to The team at Tesla, I know they had two versions of the transmission they were testing and this one is surely a winner.

    Again. great work guys!
     
  5. graham

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    Two newspaper articles published today are still mentioning 220 Miles per charge.

    Didn't they get the memo? I am particularly surprised by AutoBlog Green:
    Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster v1.5 - AutoblogGreen

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_10772658

    Is the company backing off on its 244 claim, or are just many writers not doing a very good job of researching? It has been over a month now since those numbers were revised upwards, you would think daily periodicals would have noticed by now.
     
  6. vfx

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    And this one: Life is an electric highway

    With the odd credit to Zak:
     
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    I wonder if this is the new company party line? The web site says differently right now.
     

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