- Model S is a rear wheel drive electric vehicle. The liquid-cooled powertrain includes the battery, motor, drive inverter, and gear box.
- 60 kWh microprocessor controlled, lithium-ion battery
- Three phase, four pole AC induction motor with copper rotor
- Drive inverter with variable frequency drive and regenerative braking system
- Single speed fixed gear with 9.73:1 reduction ratio
- 4 year, 50,000 mile (whichever comes first) new vehicle limited warranty
- 8 year, 125,000 mile (whichever comes first) battery and drive unit warranty for 60 kWh battery equipped Model S
- 8 year, unlimited mile battery and drive unit warrantyfor 85 kWh battery equipped Model S
- Both battery warranties cover damage from improper charging procedures and battery fire, even if the fire results from driver error
|Electric motor||310 kW (416 bhp), 600 N·m (443 ft·lb), Three-phase AC induction motor|
|Transmission||1-speed fixed gear (9.73:1)|
|Battery||60 or 85 kWh lithium ion|
|Electric motor||fuel cell-powered 113 kW (152 hp) 335 N·m (247 lbf·ft)|
|Battery||1.6 kWh Nickel-metal hydride|
|Range||480 km (300 mi) (Toyota)|
Fuel cell system with an output power density of 3.0 kW/L
The front tank holds 60.0 liters, the rear tank, 62.4 liters. Total hydrogen storage mass is about 5 kg.
They estimate $50 for a full tank of H2 and 300 miles range. Compare this with a Prius, which is cheaper, can refuel at any gas station, has a range of 595 miles, and the gasoline would cost $18 to go 300 miles. With competition like that, the FCV could be a difficult sell, even in Japan.