- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Key specifications for the Tesla Roadster electric car:

DIMENSIONS:

WHEELBASE: 92.6 inches

LENGTH: 155.4 inches

WIDTH: 72.9 inches

HEIGHT: 44.4 inches

FRONT HEADROOM: 36.7 inches

FRONT SHOULDER ROOM: 26 inches

LEGROOM: 42 inches

FUEL ECONOMY/PERFORMANCE:

RANGE: About 220 miles per charge, based on an EPA combined city-highway estimate

WEIGHT: 2,700 pounds

ACCELERATION (0-60 mph): 3.9 seconds

MAXIMUM SPEED: 125 mph, electronically limited

BATTERY TYPE: Lithium-ion, consisting of 6,831 individual cells

BATTERY LIFE: Five years or 100,000 miles

POWERTRAIN:

MOTOR: 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor

HORSEPOWER: 248 at 5,000 to 8,000 rpm

POWER: 185 kilowatts at 5,000 to 8,000 rpm

MAXIMUM RPM: 14,000

TORQUE: 276 pound-feet

TRANSMISSION: Single-speed fixed gear with electrically actuated parking lock mechanism and mechanical lubrication pump

Source: Tesla Motors

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