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A Car With Infinite Warranty - Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors, a US based electric car manufacturer, has announced that it will offer 8-year and unlimited miles warranty on both drive train and battery back components for its Model S vehicle. Previously only the battery pack had such warranty while the drive train unit has limited 4-year or 50,000 miles warranty.

Existing owners of the Model S have option of upgrading their drive train unite warranty to 8-year and 1,00,000 miles by paying $4,000. The new units of Model S will have unlimited miles warranty and Tesla will service the battery pack and drive units for free regardless of the miles clocked.

Tesla Motors, named after famous physicist Nikola Tesla, was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpening. Tesla released its first production car Tesla Roadster, an electric supercar, in 2008. It was America’s first highway authorized fully electric car in production and on sale. Production for Roadster stopped in 2012.

The Tesla Roadster could travel 320 kms on a single charge and the 2.5 Sport version produced 288 with 400 Nm torque. The efficiency of the Roadster is equivalent to 50 kmpl of petrol, now that’s more than any bike in India above 150cc. The Roadster was powered by 3-phase 4-pole induction electric motor and could do 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7s ecs with top speed electronically limited to 201 kmph.

 Coming back to the Model S, a 5-door luxury liftback with rear motor, rear-wheel drive layout, was introduced in June 2012. Powered with 85 kWh lithium-ion battery the Model S can do 426 kms on a single charge comparable to 38 kmpl fuel efficiency. In 2013 the Model S won the World Green Car of  the Year award will global sales of over 25,000 units, an achievement for any fully electric vehicle globally.

The Model S was designed by Franz von Holzhausen and was codenamed WhiteStar during its development phase. The car weighs 2,108 kgs and produces a stunning 416 bhp of power and 600 Nm of torque through its 3-phase rear mounted electric motor.

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