In developing a power source befitting such a high-performance car, Tesla went with technology proven in the laptop computer field – rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, thousands of them! (7,104 to be precise!) Power output is then enhanced through The Power Electronics Module (PEM), dramatically increasing power efficiency compared to first generation electric cars, where the batteries can now crank out 225Kw of energy – enough to light over 2,000 incandescent light bulbs! And all completely carbon free!
So what is the point of all that electricity?
The electricity is used to power a watermelon-sized motor that not only converts mechanical power into electricity, but also turns this mechanical power into more electricity. The simplicity and efficiency of this method makes the regular combustion engine found in most cars look like a thing of the past, enabling far more mileage in terms of energy required, whilst achieving acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds! Tesla says its electric cars equipped with the battery packs available can travel at 55 miles per hour for up to 300 miles on a single charge. Therefore with over 10 recharging stations around Greater London, you can quickly dispose of those negative battery rumours, as running out of juice is never an issue!
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Hybrid and Electric cars: What you need to knowDecember 7th, 2017 • Debora Irene Christine •
Amid the popularity of hybrid and electric cars, many still do not recognise the edges of the two or understand their differences. So, here is a simple guide explaining both types of car that epitomise the future of the transportation industry!
Leading cities with groundbreaking environmental innovationsDecember 4th, 2017 • Debora Irene Christine •
With growing concerns toward climate risks on one hand and sceptical attitude toward existing regional and global environmental treaties, cities around the world have relied more on local intervention programmes and initiatives to address domestic environmental problems. Collaborating with local communities and public-private partnerships, leading cities across the globe have introduced a variety of green initiatives which whilst being context-specific, set examples for other cities which share similar environmental problems and characteristics.
And the Award for Best Standing Ovation goes to…..November 30th, 2017 • Jonny Goldstone •
At Green Tomato Cars, we are happy and humbled to have won our fair share of awards over the years – in the transport industry but equally for innovation, environmental responsibility and our contribution to London more broadly. That’s not to say we don’t still want to win, or that we don’t mind when we get pipped to the post.