Tesla starts P85D production
This past week Tesla started production on the P85D and customers are getting excited for their upcoming delivery. The earliest delivery I've seen mentioned in on Dec 1st from a poster on the teslamotors.com forums, "My P85D is due for me to pick up at the Fremont factory (twenty miles or so from home) on December 1. Which happens to be my birthday. What are the odds?"
Tesla was featured as a category on Jeopardy this week (which means free publicity for Tesla). Apparently the Jeopardy staff took a factory tour earlier as well. Here were the five answers/questions:
A: Unlike an internal combustion gas engine with many moving parts, a Tesla motor only has one: the rotor. As a result, this increase in velocity is instantaneous, allowing you to go from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds.
Q: What is acceleration?
A: The body of each car begins with a giant 20,000 pound coil of this metal, atomic #13, which will be stretched, bent, punched, painted and more before it is done.
Q: What is aluminum?
A: As the body of a Tesla comes together, several joining methods are used including adhesive, cold metal transfer, self piercing rivets and the resistance type of this metallurgic technique.
Q: What is welding?
A: In 2013 9 years ahead schedule, Tesla Motors paid back 465 Million dollars in loans from this United States government department that is rightly interested in Tesla’s advanced technology.
Q: What is energy?
A: Drawing on ideas conceived by Nikola Tesla himself, the motors used in all Tesla cars make use of this phenomena by which the spinning of a metallic rotor inside of a magnetic field creates an electrical current.
Q: What is electro magnetic induction?