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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Tesla patents tyre inflation technology

Tesla patents tyre inflation technology

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of October, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla announced that it had patented its own tyre inflation technology.

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Vredestein supplies Ultrac Vorti tyres for custom-built Tesla Model S

Vredestein supplies Ultrac Vorti tyres for custom-built Tesla Model S

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein’s Ultrac Vorti ultra-high performance tyres have been specified for a unique project: a Tesla Model S-based Shooting Brake commissioned by a Dutch collector, designed by award-winning Niels van Roij Design and built by renowned Dutch coach-builder RemetzCar.

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EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

With recent legislation aiming to banish non-electric vehicles from both showrooms and city centres (starting with Oxford, which wants them gone by 2020) car manufacturers are preparing for electric power to become the mainstream. Electric propulsion has emerged by consensus as the future of driving, rather than other alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

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Tesla electric Semi truck has 500 mile range

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla has unveiled its electric Semi truck which has a range of 500 miles with a full 36.3-tonne load. It does 0-60 mph in 20 seconds with a full load, a task that takes a diesel truck about a minute. Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck.

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Tesla to launch electric truck

25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla is set to launch its first autonomous electric lorry next month as the company attempts to break into the commercial vehicle market. The Tesla Semi truck is scheduled to be unveiled on October 26 and is expected to have a working range of 200 to 300 miles, making it more suitable for inner-city transport than long-distance motorway haulage.

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Most new cars autonomous within 10 years – Tesla’s Elon Musk

11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes almost all new cars will be autonomous within a decade. Speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association, he said, “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous.”

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Tesloop and Goodyear planning digital tyre future

6th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has signed a technology agreement with California-based Tesloop Inc. to model tyre performance based on data generated by the city-to-city mobility service. Tesloop operates a fleet of semi-autonomous Tesla vehicles, providing a shared passenger transportation service for distances between 50 and 300 miles.

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Testing road trip for Tesla electric cars

14th March 2016 | 0 Comments

ESCP Europe Master’s in Energy Management students are driving Tesla Model S electric cars across seven European countries, having started in London, from March 12-19th to highlight ongoing climate change and clean energy initiatives. The road trip was designed by students aiming to pursue careers in the energy sector, including the ESCP Europe Business School Energy Society and Alumni, with the intention of promoting sustainable transport as an effective method of transportation around the UK and Europe, without compromising on convenience or style.

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Pirelli supporting Tesla SUV development

Pirelli supporting Tesla SUV development

17th February 2016 | 0 Comments

It looks like the SUV game as we know it is going to change considerably. Pirelli’s latest homologation is for Tesla’s new SUV, the Model X. And with publications such as the Daily Telegraph describing Tesla’s previous launch – the Model S – as the “most significant new car of the last 20 years”, it’s clear that the latest product could be just as revolutionary. Especially when you look at the performance figures.

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Pirelli tyres OE on Tesla Model X

Pirelli tyres OE on Tesla Model X

14th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Tesla Motors has selected the Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico as an original equipment tyre for its new SUV, the Model X. The M+S marked tyre will be supplied to Tesla in size 265/35ZR22 102W for the front wheels and size 285/35ZR22 106W for the rear.

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Alutec Pearl available in Tesla S fitment

Alutec Pearl available in Tesla S fitment

19th May 2015 | 0 Comments

As a luxury class saloon, the Tesla S stands out from the electric vehicle crowd, making it an interesting vehicle for aftermarket wheel supplier Alutec. The manufacturer has announced that its Pearl alloy wheel will be available for the car in stylish carbon grey in the dimensions 8.5x19 inch and 9.0x20 inch.

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New battery could triple electric cars’ range

10th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Currently, electric car batteries are expensive and don’t give enough range per charge for drivers. However, the new battery which has been developed by US scientists, could triple the driving range of an electric vehicle, and have a much lower cost. Dr Qichao Hu, who developed the device with his former professor, Donald Sadoway, a […]

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