batteries in tesla and zap

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batteries in tesla and zap

what are they using in these vehicles???? 300+ miles????

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Originally I believe the Tesla Roadster was powered by 6,831 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries -- the same cells that run a laptop computer. Range: 250 miles. Fuel efficiency: 1 to 2 cents per mile. Top speed: more than 130 mph.

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It's some kind of lithium-ion for sure. ZAP in 2003 bought part ownership of a lithium-ION battery maker in China. FWIW

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Tesla use A123 cells, right? The same ones that are discussed here

The drive-train is based on (designed by) AC Propulsion, similar to the one in the Corvette.

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What is the battery chemistry?

The Tesla Roadster uses Li-ion cells - the same kind of batteries used in most consumer-electronics devices, such as laptops, cell phones, and camcorders. Only a few more of them.

Does anyone know if they are using 18650 cells?
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