Tesla promises $25,000 EV, batteries as part of vehicle structure

Tesla late on Tuesday hosted a Battery Day event in Palo Alto, California, where CEO Elon Musk laid out many of the company’s future plans.

In the near term is the introduction of the new Model S Plaid which will cost $141,070 and can already be ordered on Tesla’s website. It’s due in late 2021 with over 1,100 horsepower, a range of more than 520 miles, a top speed of 200 mph, and 0-60 and quarter-mile times in less than 2.0 and 9.0 seconds respectively. Those figures are all superior to those promised by Lucid for its range-topping Air Dream Edition.

Looking further outward, Tesla will completely redesign its battery cells and take over some production duty from current supplier Panasonic whose shortage of cells in the past have slowed production at Tesla. Tesla’s new cell design, referred to as “4680” cells, promises five times the energy, six times

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The Acura TL and TLX: History, Generations, Specifications

Acura TL First Generation

The Acura TL was introduced in 1996 as a replacement for the Vigor, which sat between the compact Integra and the flagship-ish Legend. The TL was initially offered as the 2.5TL and 3.2TL, the former with the Vigor’s unusual 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, while the 3.2TL had the Legend’s 200-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6. Both engines were mounted longitudinally, though the TL was front-wheel-drive. Unlike other Acura models of the time, the first-gen TL was not offered with a manual transmission.

Acura TL Second Generation

The second-generation TL appeared in 1998 for the 1999 model year, now exclusively in 3.2 TL form with a 225-horsepower transverse-mounted V-6. For 2000 the TL’s four-speed automatic was replaced by a troublesome five-speed. The TL was facelifted for 2002 and a new 3.2TL Type-S model boosted power to 260.

Acura TL Third Generation

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