Unless your 1981 Honda Accord has some major modifications, it probably can't do 0-60 in 2.7-seconds, that is unless...you're talking about Jim Belosic's vehicle. He took the drivetrain of a Tesla Model S P85, and installed it in his Accord, with the result being a 536-horsepower frankencar called the Teslonda. For the setup to work, Jim had to source a 436-pound battery pack from a Chevrolet Volt for the engine bay. Since the Model S drivetrain was rear-wheel-drive, he also had to source the front steering and suspension parts from Ford models between 1928 and 1941. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a solar-powered boat.
The Tesla Model X P100D towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner down a taxiway at Melbourne airport on Monday morning almost 300 meters. According to Qantas, it was the first time in history an electric passenger vehicle has towed a passenger plane, and Tesla even received a Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle. The long-term goal of this test is the eventual widespread use of electric vehicles to help airlines cut down on their emissions on the runway. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
The Tesla E-Vision GT is a 60-foot luxury boat that is powered by a two Model S motors that generate a combined 1,800 hp, enabling it to cruise at 30 knots, while topping out at 40 knots. The vessel is made from Kevlar-reinforced CFRP composite to keep things light, while the interior can seat eight adults comfortably. Other luxuries include: wood accents and solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures.
Tri Huynh is one of the first homeowners to have the Tesla Solar Roof installed, and recently gave Electrek an up-close look. As you can see, with everything up and running, the Tesla mobile app shows that the system is producing 5 kW and feeding 300 watts to the house while also charging the Tesla Powerwall at 4.7 kW - the system is rated at 9.85 kW at full capacity. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Last year, Tesla revealed a Christmas light show, but this year, both the Model S and Model X receive a secret "Santa Mode". Just navigate to the infotainment system's Easter egg section, press the reindeer button, and enjoy the show. Once activated, a Santa sleigh appears on the digital gauge cluster and surrounding vehicles become reindeers. Use a turn signal, and "Run Rudolph Run" starts playing. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Elon Musk has posted the first images of the original Tesla Roadster he plans to send to Mars and beyond, atop a Falcon Heavy rocket. It's currently being attached to the rocket and placed between the two halves of the payload fairing at SpaceX headquarters. "Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring. Of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual, something that made us feel. The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit," said Elon. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone using artificial intelligence to make new sounds.
Thor's ET-One semi truck could hit the road before Tesla's semi, and it's definitely no slouch. This electric truck has a 300-mile range (full charge takes 90-minutes from empty), 70mph top speed, a full load capacity of 80,000 pounds, and will be priced from $150,000. The company expects the ET-One to be available sometime in 2019, and limited fleet demos are now available in the US. continue reading for more pictures and information.