Tesla FAQs

How much does a Tesla cost?
$109k base, $156k as shown

How fast does a Tesla Roadster go?
0-60 in 3.7 seconds, 12.7 seconds in the quarter mile @102.6 mph, 125 mph top speed

How fast does a Tesla Roadster go per charge?
It goes 245 miles per charge (244 miles, record)

How long do the batteries last in a Tesla Roadster?
(Lithium-Ion battery) 6,831 cells, 992 lbs, 11 sheets, same as a laptop or mobile phone

How long did it take Mike to get his Tesla Roadster?
6 weeks from the time Mike ordered it.

How expensive is Mike’s car insurance on his Tesla?
About $60 per month from Geico

What is the Tesla made of?
Carbon Fiber Body

How safe is the Tesla Roadster?
Safety Features: Four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock braking (ABS) system, Front and rear crumple zones, Side Impact Door Beams, Traction Control, Tire pressure monitoring system, Emergency tire inflator/sealant, Driver and passenger front airbags, Rigid occupant safety cell, Seatbelt pretensioners, Integrated head restraints, Vehicle theft-deterrent system, Motor immobilizer system, Programmable PIN code (restricts unauthorized vehicle operation), Valet Mode (restricts vehicle speed and acceleration, locks the glove box, and records trunk openings and PIN defeat attempts)

How long does it take to charge?
3.5 hours with 70 amp, 220v

What kind of maintenance is required for a Tesla Roadster? The Roadster requires much less routine service than a car with a traditional internal combustion engine. It does not need regular oil changes or exhaust system work. Roadsters have fewer breakable moving parts, no spark plugs, pistons, hoses, belts or clutches to replace. Zero tailpipe emission means no smog checks. Tesla recommends a standard service and diagnostic inspection once a year or every 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Who makes the Tesla Roadster?
Tesla Motors Menlo Park

How many have been sold?
1200

Warranty
3 year, 36000 miles

How do I get a Tesla?
Buy online at www.teslamotors.com. If you would like to test drive buy at a store (13 worldwide) locations are online. (CTA)

Where can you get it fixed?
You can bring it into a Tesla Service center near you or Tesla has a mobile service team that takes auto service to the next level. Offering ‘house calls’ to Roadster owners, $1 a mile from the nearest Tesla service center; the min. charge of $100.

Horsepower?
288 peak horsepower (6,000 rpm, 3 phase alternating current induction motor, 4 pole,)

How do you re-charge your Tesla Roadster?
1. Electrician can install a recharging station in your garage
(Its like charging a cell phone; plugging it in at night and have fully charged car in the morning.
2. Mobile kit that allows recharging at any electrical outlet, no matter where you are.

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