Electric car

Electric car

The Tesla Model S is one of the first commercially available electric cars.

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The Tesla Model S is an electric car produced by the American company Tesla Motors. First shown to the public in 2009, it was introduced in the United States in 2012, and the following year in Europe. Its battery stores energy sufficient to drive for up to 400 km (248.5 mi). The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 5.4 seconds. It achieved outstanding result in crash tests, making it one of the safest cars in the world.

One of the benefits of electric cars is that they do not emit hazardous substances. Nonetheless, the manufacture of the batteries and the production of electricity used for charging them may pose a danger to the environment. However, due to an increase in environmentally friendly energy production, such as wind, water and solar energy, the environmental impact of energy production is decreasing.

  • - It stores energy sufficient to drive for up to 400 km (248.5 mi). It is located under the passenger compartment of the car. This way the car's center of gravity is lower, which increases stability.

  • - It stores energy sufficient to drive for up to 400 km (248.5 mi). It is located under the passenger compartment of the car. This way the car's center of gravity is lower, which increases stability.

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The automotive industry is laying a growing emphasis on the importance of using environmental technologies in car production. America’s Tesla Motors introduced its electric car, the Tesla Model S, in 2012.
The body of the car has an innovative design and safety features.

The car, which has achieved outstanding results in crash tests, has great stability as the battery is fixed to the floor pan.
There are several versions of the battery available, and it has an eight-year warranty. The 85 kWh battery pack weighs 540 kg (1,190 lb) and has 16 modules containing 7,104 lithium-ion battery cells.

The battery charger accepts 120 or 240 volt sources, and the charge port is located in front of the left tail light.

The electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy which drives the rear wheels. Its special feature is its ability to generate energy when applying the brakes; it therefore functions as a generator that converts kinetic energy into electrical energy which is then stored in the battery.

Cars with an 85 kWh battery can travel 510 km (317 mi) when fully charged, assuming a constant speed of 89 km/h (55 mph).

The innovative design of the Tesla Model S has been acknowledged by both the scientific and automotive industries with numerous prestigious awards, including the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award.

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