An electric-powered sports car is news enough, but Tesla continues to impress with the $98,950 Tesla Roadster. InsideLine recently got the chance to test this vehicle and provides us with a video preview. Continue reading to watch. Click here for first picture in gallery.
There are 6,831 lithium-ion batteries, each about a third bigger than the AA cells you use in your digital camera. They’re linked together in a unique package that incorporates liquid cooling, safety fuses and fancy power control programming to eliminate worries about what battery engineers like to call “thermal events.” The batteries feed 410 volts to the Roadster’s air-cooled AC induction motor, which redlines at 13,000 rpm