It’s fast, it’s furious, and it runs on battery power. Tesla’s new S P100D is apparently the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, according to the car’s maker.
It currently tops any production car on the market when it comes to acceleration, with a tire burning “0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds.”
— Enrico Buselli (@EcoEnrico) July 20, 2017
Compared to the other two cars — the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder — on the fastest accelerating production car of all times list, the new Tesla is a 4 door, pure electric, all-wheel drive, with a lot of cargo space. The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were both limited versions, not many were produced, they cost around a million dollars each, and they can’t be bought new.
Tesla’s latest electric power-packed race-horse, I mean family car, will cost you somewhere around US$100.000 new.
The heart of the electric car is the 100kWh battery, which also increases the S P100D line’s estimated range to 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 Km on the NEDC cycle. For the anticipators, that may be a bell ringer, because it makes this electric car the first to go beyond the 300 mile range, leaving other production electric vehicles far behind it.
Tesla aiming for growth
— Mastermines (@LithiumWorld) April 10, 2017
The young car maker has big plans. Aside from its endeavors in the solar business market, with its power wall, the electric car “wunder kind” is also planning to open up a car factory in Shanghai.
Tesla Motors recently began discussions in Asia, with the goal of putting up a factory in Shanghai, which would be its first in China. The move would not only boost its efforts in one of its major markets, but also inflate China’s position in the field of electric cars builders.
According to a quote by The New York Times, Tesla justified its need to set up more factories overseas as being crucial in its efforts to make its cars more affordable for consumers.
“While we expect most of our production to remain in the U.S., we do need to establish local factories to ensure affordability for the markets they serve,” a Tesla spokesman said.
With its focus on innovating its cars and the battery cells that power them, Tesla has been making quite some leaps recently. Will it be enough to attract customers, generate sales, and hit those earning forecasts investors are hoping for?
It seems, at present, that the electric car maker is accelerating and putting quite some distance between itself and its competitors in the electric car sector.