Tesla has taken its total lineup of autos from the previous, current, and future to be showcased on the coveted Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. Placing collectively this visible historical past in entrance of the world at a museum speaks volumes of Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk’s efforts in placing electrical autos into the mainstream.
Certainly one of our crew members visited the Petersen Museum on Friday to check out this wealthy EV historical past and took a bunch of nice pics and movies for us to share with the Tesla and electrical automotive fanatic group.
One of many extra fascinating issues that Tesla has showcased at Petersen is the stripped down dismembered Tesla Mannequin Y. Guests can actually have a look at each a part of this lovely Mannequin Y in blue. The higher physique shell and wheels are hanging within the air with the assistance of wires that reveals the underbody components just like the motor, chassis, and the battery pack. Let’s watch a brief video of it that Dave took for us.
Sure, you’ll be able to be taught the anatomy of the Tesla Mannequin Y because it stays on this dissected place. Tesla autos will likely be out there on show on the Petersen Museum from November 20, 2022, to October 22, 2023.
Security of automotive occupants has been the highest precedence for Tesla. To exhibit how protected its autos are, the automaker has put a crashed Tesla Mannequin Y on the Petersen Museum. The Tesla Mannequin Y only in the near past obtained the highest-ever rating in Euro NCAP crash assessments.
As we are able to witness within the following image of a totaled Tesla Mannequin Y from the museum, the cabin of the electrical SUV has been preserved after a frontal collision take a look at. Earlier than going by varied crash security testing our bodies, Tesla performs data-driven crash assessments at its personal Crash Lab in Fremont, California.
Tesla has additionally put each the previous 1st-gen Tesla Roadster and the next-gen Tesla Roadster on show on the Petersen Museum — legacy on the one facet and future on the opposite. Petersen even hosted a tZero EV, the car which impressed Elon Musk towards the EV revolution, and a Lotus Elise, which was the premise of the design of the unique Roadster.
The white next-gen Tesla Roadster on the Petersen Museum is just not a working prototype however fairly a clay physique shell of the electrical sports activities automotive (entrance image above article, rear view under). It has been beforehand proven on the Grand Basel Museum in Switzerland.
Tesla has additionally hooked up a little bit little bit of historical past and abstract of its autos current on the Petersen Museum. The one hooked up to the 2017 Tesla Semi alpha prototype reads as:
“Focusing on a car phase that accounts for 18 % of all car emissions within the nation, Tesla debuted the all-electric Semi in 2017. Like the corporate’s electrical passenger autos, Semi options an aerodynamic design, which provides it a protracted vary. Not like typical diesel-powered industrial vehicles, Semi’s tri-motor design makes it able to sustaining a freeway velocity of 65 miles per hour when hauling a full load up a 5 % grade. Subjected to quite a lot of assessments, this Semi ‘Alpha’ prototype withstood temperatures as little as -40°C in Alaska throughout cold-weather sturdiness and car controls testing and accomplished a 5,000-mile endurance run alongside Route 66.”
Sure, Tesla has a Cybertruck prototype current on the Petersen Museum. Though Tesla has put an previous prototype on the museum that’s not consultant of the most recent adjustments, it’s nonetheless a sight to behold.
The trapezoid-shaped electrical pickup truck by Tesla is impressed by the futuristic Blade Runner universe and blended with a minimalistic design theme. Opinions concerning the Cybertruck’s success (or not) might be probably the most polarizing within the historical past of automotive design.
Well-known tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee additionally went to the Petersen Museum lately to take a second have a look at the Cybertruck prototype, and he has some optimistic vibes coming to him about this EV pickup truck.
Each the Tesla Semi and the Cybertruck will likely be powered by a battery pack that consists of the electrical automaker’s distinctive 4680 kind issue cells. Tesla has additionally supplied a chance to view these cells first-hand on the Petersen Museum (pic under).
Together with Tesla autos, a stationary design prototype of the Tesla Optimus robotic can also be on show on the Petersen Museum. This model is the close-to-production look of the Tesla Bot that the corporate offered at this 12 months’s AI Day.
Petersen Museum additionally options SpaceX stuff together with Tesla’s EVs and merchandise. A NASA Tesla Mannequin X that took astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the launch pad of the primary human flight on SpaceX’s Dragon on the Kennedy House Middle in Florida again in 2020 can also be on show. That is an iconic Tesla Mannequin X since NASA has used it to move astronauts. Another items are nonetheless operational, and the usage of Teslas and different EVs is predicted to extend at NASA.
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