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Tesla electric car trivia quiz questions with answers about the Tesla Model S.

 

Tesla Electric Car Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers - Model S

What is the Tesla Model S?
The Tesla Model S is a full-sized / Mid-size luxury all-electric five-door lift back car, produced by Tesla, Inc.

When was it introduced?
A: On June 22, 2012.

What is the EPA official range for the 2017 Model S 100D, which is equipped with a 100 kWh (360 MJ) battery pack?
A: 335 miles (539 km), higher than any other electric car.

Where does the December 2017 Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey have the Tesla Model S?
A: At the top.

In 2016, Tesla updated the design of the Model S to closely match that of what?
A: The Model X.

As of October 2017 what versions are available?
A: 75D, 100D and P100D.

In 2013, the Model S became the first electric car to do what?
A: To top the monthly new car sales ranking in any country, twice leading in Norway, in September and December 2013 and also in Denmark in December 2015.

When did global Model S sales pass 250,000 units?
A: In September 2018.

 
The U.S. is its leading market, with how many units delivered through December 2017?
A: About 119,000.

The Model S was styled by whom?
A: Franz von Holzhausen, who previously worked for Mazda North American Operations.

What was the car’s code name during research and preliminary development?
A: White Star.

It was officially announced in a press release on what date?
A: June 30, 2008

What was displayed at a press conference on March 26, 2009?
A: The prototype vehicle.

Where was the exclusive premier of their Model S electric car held?
A: At their Menlo Park store on April 8, 2009.

In May 2010 where did Tesla announce it would produce the Model S?
A: At the former NUMMI assembly plant in Fremont, California, now known as the Tesla Factory.

 
The Tesla Model S was the 2013 what?
A: World Green Car of the Year, Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Automobile magazine's Car of the Year.

In 2015, Car and Driver named the Model S what?
A: The Car of the Century.

After not recommending the Model S in 2015 due to poor reliability, one year later, Consumer Reports did what?
A: Added the car to its recommended list.

In May 2018 Tesla released source code for the Model S on a github.com repository as part of what?
A: Their software license compliance process in collaboration with the Software Freedom Conservancy.

How many square feet id the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California?
A: 5,400,000 square feet.

For the European market, where does Tesla assemble and distribute from?
A: It’s European Distribution Center in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Where are the cars built and tested?
A: In Fremont, California.

 
The battery pack, the electric motor and parts are then what?
A: Disassembled and shipped separately to Tilburg, where the cars are reassembled.

The center occupies a 203,000 sq ft. industrial building that also serves as a what?
A: A workshop and spare parts warehouse.

Tesla expects the Model S to "pay back" the energy that went into producing the car in how long?
A: Fewer than 10,000 miles.

When did the first ten customers receive their cars at the Fremont factory?
A: On June 22, 2012 at the official launch.

Production grew from 15–20 cars completed per week in August 2012 to how many per week in 2015?
A: About 1,000 cars per week.

In October 2015 what did Tesla announce?
A: That the company was negotiating with the Chinese government on producing its electric cars domestically.

Local production has the potential to reduce the sales prices of Tesla models by how much?
A: A third.

 
When was an agreement for a production facility with capacity for up to 500,000 vehicles was formally announced?
A: In July 2018.

The Model S exists in several versions, differing in what?
A: Energy capacity (battery size), power (motor size), and equipment.

During regenerative braking, the power indicator is what color?
A: Green.

What motor does the base model use?
A: A 362 hp, 325 ft⋅lb motor.

The company claimed a drag coefficient of what?
A: Cd=0.24, lower than any other production car when released.

Independent measurement by Car And Driver in May 2014 bore out Tesla's claim by doing what?
A: By exactly confirming a drag coefficient of Cd=0.24.

The rear axle has a traditional open what?
A: Differential.

 
Models with dual motors also have a what?
A: An open differential on the front axles.

With dual motors, the power distribution between the front and rear axles is controlled how?
A: Electronically.

The Model S P90D has what top speed?
A: 155 mph.

It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in how many seconds?
A: In 2.8 seconds.

Due to overheating issues, Tesla limits the amount of times that a driver is able to use what?
A: Ludicrous mode within a certain amount of time.

The power train provides how much regenerative braking power?
A: More than 60 kW, which both reduces energy consumption and improves brake lifetime.

In July 2015, Tesla announced its goal to make the Model S power train last for how long?
A: One million miles.

 
By 2017, in the Consumer Reports Car Reliability Survey, Tesla's position on the list had moved up how many spots?
A: Four; the predicted reliability rating for Model S reached "above average" for the first time.

On October 9, 2014, Tesla announced what?
A: The introduction of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) versions of the Model S's 60, 85, and P85 models, designated by a D at the end of the model number.

On April 8, 2015, Tesla introduced what model as its new entry-level car, with all-wheel drive and an improved range of 240 miles?
A: The Model S 70D.

The 70D replaced what two models?
A: The 60 and 60D in the Model S lineup, with the latter two models no longer being available for purchase.

In the 85D, the rear drive unit is replaced by a smaller one for what reason?
A: To save on cost and weight, while a second motor of similar size is added to the front wheels.

This results in an AWD car with comparable power and acceleration to what?
A: The Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) version.

In the P85D, the high-power rear drive unit is retained, while a new front drive motor boosts the total power by how much?
A: By about 50%.

 
When did deliveries of the P85D start?
A: In December 2014, with the 85D models starting in February 2015, and the 70D models starting in April 2015.

What did Tesla do on June 9, 2016?
A: Tesla reintroduced the 60 and 60D, which has a 75 kWh battery, software locked to 60 kWh and there is an option to purchase an unlock for the 75 kWh capacity.

On August 23, 2016, Tesla introduced what model?
A: The Model S P100D with ludicrous mode as its new top-level car, with all-wheel drive and an improved EPA estimated range of 315 miles.

This version of the Model S is notable for being the first electric vehicle to have an EPA estimated range of what?
A: Greater than 300 miles and for being the fastest accelerating vehicle currently in production, with a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 2.5 seconds, when optioned with ludicrous mode.

When did Model S sales in the American market pass the 100,000th unit mark?
A: In early June 2016, achieving this milestone in less time since inception than both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf.

How many Model S units were sold in California in 2017?
A: A total of 11,813, representing of 16.0% of the state's luxury and sports segment, ranking second after the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (12,326).

Among all-electric models sold in California in 2017, the Model S listed second after what?
A: The Chevrolet Bolt (13,487).