So, you fantasize about cars and are literally a car addict, right? Well then, at some point of your life or the other, you surely have fallen head over heels in love with the supreme electronic car Tesla Roadster—and, we’re sure about this! It is one car that makes heads turn every time it appears on road—both physically and even on the bill boards; such is its charisma. However, although you’ve literally ravished the whole electronic media to know every feature and detail of this beauty, there are few facts which have eluded you for so long. No, don’t worry; this time all you need to know about those not-so-known-facts about Tesla Roadster is to read on this list—
6. Your Favorite Car Brand, Tesla Motors is More Than 10 Years Old!
Although Tesla Roadster, the company’s first production car, was launched in 2006, signaling the arrival of a giant company onboard, the company was actually launched way back in July 2003. It remained in stealth mode until 2006 when it ushered in the Roadster—the company’s first production car.
This limited edition stylish two-seater electric sports car, Tesla Roadster, went on sale from 2008 only in limited numbers, and the production culminated in 2011. All in all, there were only 2,500 odd cars that the company had built for this model.
5. Did You Think Elon Musk is the Man Behind Tesla?
If you thought that Elon Musk was the sole man behind Tesla, then you’re mistaking a bit. The company, Tesla, was founded by two gentlemen, Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard. However, it was Elon Musk, the then chairman of the company who floated the first investment for the company around February, 2004—almost a year later since the company floated.
And, within few years, he is now the second man in the whole Silicon Valley to have overtaken three companies (of less than $1 billion valuations)—PayPal, Space X, and of course, Tesla Motors.We wonder what would have happened to our Tesla Roadster had he not been there!
4. Tesla Worth is more than some of the Contemporary Giant Car Manufacturers
Would you believe, if we say that Tesla is worth more than Fiat, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Isuzu?
However, there remain numerous discussions and debates over the fact whether Tesla Roadster deserves all these accolades or is it simply overvalued owing to its supreme features and speed.
3. Lithium Cell Batteries Were Used in Tesla Roadster
Do you know that Tesla Roadster was the first automobile ever to have used lithium ion battery cells? And, it is also the first production BEV (battery electric vehicle) to have run for a whopping 320 kilometers or 200 miles with single charge!
In fact, Tesla Roadster created a world record as a production electric car when, at the Global Green Challenge at Australia, it ran along a distance of 501 kilometers on a single charge! And, that’s only one of the numerous accolades that reside in Tesla Roadster’s pockets.
2. 7 Years of Battery Life
According to Tesla Motors, their battery packs should span around 7 years or run about 100,000 miles. After culmination of the term of 7 years, the owners can get a different set of battery from the manufacturers at a cost of $12,000 only.
And, the best part is that, with every hour of recharge (which is perhaps the simplest thing to do ever), the Roadster’s running stamina increases by 56 miles. So, you’ve finally got a supercar with 0% emission. Isn’t that simply a dream-come-true car? Now, tell us, is there anything more wonderful and action packed than a Roadster?
1. Climate No Bar With a Roadster
With its high technique upgraded power control feature, Roadster enables the driver to drive swiftly and speedily in every kind of weather conditions.
So, be it the Rockies of Canada or the Alps or the Great Sahara desert, you can have a dream run on your Roadster wherever you are!