Tesla Motors used Model-Based Design to develop the first all-electric product sports car
|14 Jul 2009||Linda Webb||
Large automakers invest billions of dollars in the design and development of a new vehicle. At Tesla, we developed the 2008 Tesla Roadster, the world’s first 100-percent electric production sports car, on a budget of just $145 million. Because our budget is tiny in comparison to that of traditional car companies, we were compelled to optimize engineering resources and make smart design decisions.