Tesla wants its powertrains to be so robust that they last at least a million miles.
In a blog post detailing last week’s announcements, which included the “Ludicrous Mode,” Elon Musk dropped an interesting sentence: “While working on our goal of making the powertrain last a million miles, we came up with the idea for an advanced smart fuse for the battery.” Ironically, that idea resulted in giving the Tesla Model S enough power to go from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and have a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds with Ludicrous Mode.
The statement actually isn’t that surprising considering the Tesla Model S has a ridiculous “infinite mile” warranty, although seeing a vehicle hit a million miles is more realistic than infinity. Realistically, by the time a current Tesla Model S owner hits one-million miles on their car, the American electric automaker will have much more advanced technologies that can be implemented onto their vehicles.
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