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.
One in all our group members visited the Petersen Museum on Friday to try this wealthy EV historical past and took a bunch of nice pics and movies for us to share with the Tesla and electrical automobile fanatic neighborhood.
One of many extra fascinating issues that Tesla has showcased at Petersen is the stripped down dismembered Tesla Mannequin Y. Guests can actually take a look at each a part of this stunning Mannequin Y in blue. The higher physique shell and wheels are hanging within the air with the assistance of wires that reveals the underbody elements 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 study the anatomy of the Tesla Mannequin Y because it stays on this dissected place. Tesla autos might be accessible on show on the Petersen Museum from November 20, 2022, to October 22, 2023.
Security of automobile occupants has been the highest precedence for Tesla. To reveal 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 acquired the highest-ever score in Euro NCAP crash tests.
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 check. Earlier than going by means of numerous crash security testing our bodies, Tesla performs data-driven crash checks at its personal Crash Lab in Fremont, California.
Tesla has additionally put each the outdated 1st-gen Tesla Roadster and the next-gen Tesla Roadster on show on the Petersen Museum — legacy on the one facet and future on the opposite.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 vehicle which inspired Elon Musk towards the EV revolution, and a Lotus Elise, which was the idea of the design of the unique Roadster.
The white next-gen Tesla Roadster on the Petersen Museum will not be a working prototype however relatively a clay physique shell of the electrical sports activities automobile (entrance image above article, rear view beneath). It has been previously shown on the Grand Basel Museum in Switzerland.
Tesla has additionally connected slightly little bit of historical past and abstract of its autos current on the Petersen Museum. The one connected to the 2017 Tesla Semi alpha prototype reads as:
“Focusing on a automobile section that accounts for 18 % of all automobile 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 supplies it a protracted vary. In contrast to typical diesel-powered industrial vans, 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 checks, this Semi ‘Alpha’ prototype withstood temperatures as little as -40°C in Alaska throughout cold-weather sturdiness and automobile 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 outdated prototype on the museum that isn’t consultant of the latest changes, 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) could possibly be probably the most polarizing within the historical past of automotive design.
Well-known tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee additionally went to the Petersen Museum not too long ago to take a second 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 might be powered by a battery pack that consists of the electrical automaker’s distinctive 4680 form factor cells. Tesla has additionally supplied a possibility to view these cells first-hand on the Petersen Museum (pic beneath).
Together with Tesla autos, a stationary design prototype of the Tesla Optimus robotic can be on show on the Petersen Museum. This model is the close-to-production look of the Tesla Bot that the corporate presented at this year’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 be on show. That is an iconic Tesla Mannequin X since NASA has used it to move astronauts. Another models are nonetheless operational, and using Teslas and different EVs is predicted to extend at NASA.
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