If, OTOH, you want to say something meaningful, then either talk about the "drivetrain" or else the whole car. Tesla internal combustion engine and electric, there is a lot of rope with which to hang oneself in a computer, and the engineering of stable software systems is far less mature than is the engineering of mechanisms.
In this case the vehicle was being driven at high speed through a roundabout and crashed through a wall and into a tree. No air intake system, no exhaust system, no fuel pumps and filters, and none of the hundreds of moving parts that are embodied in a modern engine.
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The term "electric vehicle" refers to any vehicle that uses electric motors for propulsion, while "electric car" generally refers to highway-capable automobiles powered by electricity. A system with no moving parts is described as "solid state".
Show them a picture of the car without the body the skateboardand that should answer all their questions. Much of the complexity has simply been moved from hardware to software.
For the auto manufacturers to do anything other than rely on their franchised dealers to sell their product would jeopardize a distribution system that has served the public well. If the car has the air suspension then there is an air pump in front, there is a coolant pump for the battery pack, a steering rack like any other car.
Getting out the "last bug" is notoriously difficult, and new features mean a constant influx of new bugs. People said I was crazy when I said ice will be gone in 20 years top. The "engine", which is really a motor is the only real moving part. On November 6,a Tesla Model S being driven on Interstate 24 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee caught fire after it struck a tow hitch on the roadway, causing damage beneath the vehicle.
In addition, the relatively constant torque of an electric motor even at very low speeds tends to increase the acceleration of an electric vehicle relative to that of the same rated motor power internal combustion engine.
While heating can be provided with an electric resistance heater, higher efficiency and integral cooling can be obtained with a reversible heat pump. It gets complicated really fast. The but problem with me is driving 3 hours or more out of my way to get to a charger.
The fire broke out many minutes after the driver exited the vehicle. For simplicity and reliability, many electric cars use fixed-ratio gearboxes and have no clutch. The S is still a very complex machine.
Advanced noise engineering creates sound dynamics comparable to a recording studio, while the standard Glass Roof provides a spacious interior experience for every passenger. Bearings of course would, as would motors in a window, the window itself which moves in the track, etc.
In some cars the motor will spin slowly to provide a small amount of creep in "D", similar to a traditional automatic. An electric car carrying solar panels to power it is a solar carand an electric car powered by a gasoline generator is a form of hybrid car.
In this case the motor is disabled in "N" and an electrically actuated hand brake provides the "P" mode. For low production, converting existing platforms is the cheapest as development cost is low.
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Jul 21, · Model S vs. ICE: How many moving parts? Submitted by sbeggs on December 28, no fuel pumps and filters, and none of the hundreds of moving parts that are embodied in a modern engine. This is a key reason Tesla and future EVs like it will win in the long run.-Dane.
Add combustion heat to the issue and it is no surprise. Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance—with instant responsiveness and the quickest acceleration on earth, from zero to 60 mph in as little as seconds. There is no internal combustion engine in Model S. As a result, the front crumple zone is times larger than other cars—providing incredible front.
Dec 14, · It will be a VERY long time before an electric vehicle can go where much of the world goes, especially to the edge cases, which tend to control purchase decisions. ELECTRIC AUTOS by Nikola Tesla (Special Correspondence, Manufacturers' Record.) December 29, Nicola Tesla's View of the Future in Motive Power.Download