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Tesla Comes Up with Something New


The head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk (№100 in the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes, the state - $ 11.9 billion), introduced a system of battery Tesla Energy, designed for homes and businesses, according to The Guardian on Friday, May 1st. Broadcast presentation was conducted on the official website of Tesla Motors.

Musk said that the company SolarCity Corp will be the leading, but not the only one Tesla’s partner in this project, says the publication.

Batteries for individuals are called Powerwall. They are available in two versions: daily and weekly cycle cost of $ 3,000 and $ 3,500, its capacity is seven kilowatt hours and ten kilowatt hours respectively. The batteries will be charging from the sun or electrical network.

Created devices can make a building autonomous in terms of electricity supply in the event of a power outage. They also allow users to reduce the cost of electricity. You can pre-order now, and the first delivery is scheduled for the summer.

Powerpack is a system of battery packs with a capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours, it can be increased up to 10 megawatt hours and above. This type of battery to be used in large manufacturing. Production is scheduled to begin after the construction of a plant in Nevada.

Also today, Elon Musk said that in late August of this year the market will get an updated version of Tesla Roadster.

Unfortunately, all the alterations made Tesla Roadster more expensive by 10 thousand dollars, and now for the electric toy will cost about 80 thousand dollars.

The pricing policy for a new car is not known yet; the information will be revealed closer to the summer season. Thus, the energy is saved by 31 percent longer than it was before. The size of the unit with batteries and their weight is virtually unchanged.

Updated Tesla Roadster also be equipped with tires with low rolling resistance and improved bearings, wheels, while the aerodynamic kit for the drag coefficient is reduced from 0.36 to 0.31.

This summer should still be marked by the immediate availability of electric car Tesla Model X equipped with two electric motors, each located on its axis, which is likely to affect the reserve. Installation of additional motor will affect the value of the car. Striking is the fact that the claimed improvements will not be the last.

Elon Musk’s company is now producing electric Teslas, in which only electrical energy used. These cars belong to the luxury class (starting price of $ 57,500), but the company plans to introduce cheaper models of the development of the production of batteries.

Musk is also the founder of SpaceX, which has been successfully developing private reusable space rocket Falcon. Booster already sends goods to the International Space Station, and in recent months has repeatedly tested the technology fit the spent first stage on a stand-alone platform in the ocean.