Tesla Vehicle Engineering

Tesla is recognized as a leader in quality and innovation for its electric powertrain engineering and battery technology. Tesla design is known for its unique refusal to compromise beauty or efficiency. Not yet widely known is Tesla’s revolutionary approach to vehicle engineering.

Tesla assembled the brightest, most-promising automotive engineers to build the Model S. They took a fresh approach to their task, without the restrictions imposed by a traditional combustion architecture. Model S development includes Alpha and Beta testing phases.The Alpha testing phase began in 2010. Tesla’s Model S Alpha builds have been designed, built, and assembled to a new standard of perfection.

Tesla’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, Peter Rawlinson, talks about some of the features of Model S engineering at Tesla headquarters. He discusses the advantages of designing a car from the ground using Tesla’s proven electric powertrain, and how the result will be a drive experience to surpass any that have come before it.

Be sure to stay tuned next week: the North American International Auto Show in Detroit starts on Monday.


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