The Car Of Future Will Drive 1000 Miles In Single Charge

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Tesla, an American electric car manufacturer is all set to launch the first batch of Tesla Model S in UK on June 7. The impressive right-hand drive Model S does not have to be plugged in over the night to charge it. It can be recharged in just 20-minutes and goes freaking 300 miles on a single charge. The car is expected to sell for £70,000 providing extra 100 miles on the charge as compared to its competitors and can accelerate to 60 Mph in just 4.2 seconds.

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In addition, Tesla is planning on setting up battery power plant named Gigafactory. This gigantic $5 billion dollar factory will produce 35GWh of battery storage a year. This is far more than all the lithium-ion batteries produced worldwide in 2013. The prices for batteries are dropping at a faster rate. However, this factory is designed to reduce cell costs much faster than status quo. The laptop battery prices fell from $2,000 to $250 over a 15-year period whereas lithium ion battery prices fell from $650/kWh in 2009 to about $450 in 2010. This will hugely benefit Tesla when it starts ramping up production in 2017.

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Keeping the pace similar, it is expected that by 2017 Tesla will be manufacturing cars that can go 500 miles on a single charge. As reported, by the early 2020 Tesla’s innovative capabilities will lead to a car that can travel more than 1,000 miles on a single charge which may even be lower the $35,000. Cars as powerful and elegant as Model S will be in reach to common people very soon.

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