It’s one of the most frequent questions I get from my riders. “How long do the batteries last?” Well, here is the definitive answer... that is until the batteries are improved which is likely to be very very soon.
Tesla Model S and Model X battery degradation chart [Credit: Matteo via Maarten Steinbuch]
Nope. Not here at Z3ro-G limo. Yes we have a charging station for the Tesla but no, it’s not powered by burning coal.
Here’s a picture of the fabulous crew from Sunsense Solar installing more solar panels on the roof in 2016 . We’ve been solar since 2009 but with the Tesla it was time to add a few more panels.
solar panel installation
You can see a few of the original panels to the right on the roof. Those are great during the summer but during the winter clearing snow off the panels isn’t that much fun so the new panels are mounted at an angle to take advantage of the sun in winter.
Continuing on the theme of frequently asked questions from my riders here is the in depth explanation of how an electric motor works. The quick answer to “is it more efficient?” is a resounding “Yes!” Just start with the rotary motion of an electric motor compared to the vertical (piston) motion which has to be converted to horizontal rotary motion and then take a look at how those regenerative brakes work…. oh my…. getting a little teary eyed here… sniff….