The electric-powered Tesla Roadster is capable of rocketing to 60mph in just 4-seconds, with a top speed of 130mph. Best of all, it gets 135mpg and has a 250-mile range fully charged (3.5-hours). Tesla will start delivering its first batch of vehicles next summer in the US.
The Roadster’s ESS provides power to the entire vehicle, including the motor. Its durable, tamper-resistant enclosure includes: 6,831 lithium-ion cells; a network of microprocessors for maintaining charge balance and temperature among the batteries; a cooling system; and an independent safety system designed to disconnect power outside the enclosure under a variety of detectable safety situations