Articles Tagged Roadster
Articles tagged "Roadster"
On Tuesday March 29 Tesla sued the BBC television programme “Top Gear” for libel and malicious falsehood.
When Top Gear reviewed the Tesla Roadster, the episode that aired contained lies and misinformation about the Roadster’s performance, behaviour and reliability. Tesla reluctantly took legal action after its repeated attempts to contact the BBC, over the course of months, were ignored.
Part Two (to read Part One, click here)
Thursday morning we found ourselves in Edinburgh, considering our next move. We had thought about escorting the BBC’s Mini-E into Edinburgh (it had to pass within half a mile of our host’s location), but decided to leave driver Brian Milligan to finish on his own. Although some made accusations that our trip the previous day was also just a PR stunt, we actually intended to continue driving.
David Peilow is a Systems Engineer at a British satellite manufacturer. A lifelong car fan, he has anticipated the arrival of EVs since reading about the GM Impact as a teenager. His dealings with SpaceX and quick chat with Elon Musk in his day job led him to follow developments at Tesla from the beginning. A 2008 discussion at a car show about the similarities between Tesla's approach to battery design and the use of 18650 form factor lithium ion cells in his satellite projects led to a test drive of a Roadster validation prototype. The rest, as they say, is history.
We’ve been driving our Tesla in Belgium for more than six months and have racked up nearly 20,000 kms. Every working day I drive it to my job and to my business appointments – no problems whatsoever. It’s perfect for our daily use in and around our home in Ghent. But we were curious to know whether it could “go the distance,” so to speak, and serve as a road trip car.
Almost four years ago, while I was surfing the web, I discovered a relatively unknown startup company with the keen aim to build a fully electric sports car. I loved that idea from the first second. When I read the key figures I was totally convinced.
I’ve been a Corvette guy since 1988. A 1988 C4, a 1998 C5, and finally, a 2006 C6 Z06 that I picked up at the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky and drove home to California on what is left of the old Route 66.
I love powerful, fast, good looking, American-made muscle cars. My wife, Sharon, on the other hand… not so much. She tolerates them.
In early 2010, Tesla teamed up TAG Heuer to honor the premium watchmaker's 150th anniversary. Together, the companies created the Odyssey of Pioneers, an around the world journey in the one-of-a-kind TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster. The trip began in Basel, Switzerland, in March and over the past months, the car, piloted by Tesla Technician Luke McClure, has traveled over 10,318 miles through Europe, Russia, and Asia.