How Many Batteries Did the Original Tesla Have?


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The original Tesla, the 2008 Roadster, has one lithium ion battery and is capable of traveling 245 miles on a full charge. The Roadster has an AC induction motor first patented by Nikola Tesla in 1888 and is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds.

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Tesla has sold more than 2,400 Roadsters, as of 2015. In 2012, it launched the Model S, a four-door sedan with a flat battery pack built into the chassis. The Tesla Model S is capable of traveling 265 miles on a full battery charge. People who own Teslas can charge their batteries at home or take advantage of the Tesla Supercharger network when traveling.

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