Tesla Model S Let Loose on Autobahn for 12 Minutes

/ 1 year ago


Elon Musk, owner of Tesla the electric vehicle (EV) super giant, set out to build electric cars that could go fast and so far; he has delivered. Who can question the massive 691BHP from the Tesla P85D; well it works well on a drag strip or for short periods of time, but the Tesla has a problem that all batteries face when used for a while; heat.

The battery gets so hot during extended hard usage, that the car reduces power to protect the battery and other electrical systems. That’s not a good thing for testers, Top Gear reportedly hit this barrier during testing and there are numerous videos of Model S owners struggling on the Nurburgring.

Well this issue has been taken on board and has been ironed out, at least in Germany, where this Model S owner posted a video of him hitting 125MPH on the autobahn for around 12 minutes. I will warn you, the video is rather boring; he’s going in a relatively straight in for 12 minutes, what else do you expect?

Now 125MPH isn’t amazing; that’s around 90% of most ‘sporty’ hatchbacks top speed, so most cars can do this and for longer than 12 minutes. This is, however, the first step in EV’s that can compete with the big autobahn cruisers. Imagine future races being held with EV’s, OK you don’t have the sound; but I can live with that.

Thank you to EVObession for providing us with this information.

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  • Curt Renz

    Rikki Wright, did you listen to the final moments of the video? The car slowed down not because its battery pack was hot, but because it was leaving the unlimited speed German Autobahn and entering Denmark. I suggest you correct the article.