Tesla on the Racing Circuit
Jun 03, 2017
Why isn't Tesla on the racing circuit ? What do we learn from racing? Who races?
Tesla on the Racing circuit?
Some people ask me when Tesla will be on the racing circuit. Why aren’t they in the Indy series? Why done they have cars in NASCAR? The old saying is Race on Sunday sell on Monday.
Well Tesla knows that driving at over 200 MPH is dangerous and doesn’t help you get to work on any day. It’s dangerous and deadly. Just look at some of the accidents as cars fly up in the air or run into walls at 200 mph. If racing on Sunday helps sell cars Tesla doesn’t have to worry since they have been sold out since they stared. In fact the Indy 500 has nothing on the over 500,000 Tesla model 3’s that are on back order. I hope Tesla never starts racing. I hope no one buys a Tesla and starts racing in circles. There are just too many safe and productive things for people to do besides racing.
While checking on this report by watching some racing I heard many updates that they may run low on fuel. Stopping to get more fuel takes time and they would lose. They also were very concerned about tires wearing out. High speeds and driving in circles wears tires out very fast. They can also blow a tire from the heat and wear at high speed. Why haven’t they solved those problems yet?
High speeds also are very inefficient. The faster you go the more the air resistance increases. The Physics Hypertextbook chapter Aerodynamic Drag, generally relates drag, defined as: The force on an object that resists its motion through a fluid is called drag (RR). When the fluid is a gas like air, it is called aerodynamic drag (or air resistance). as being proportional to the square of the object's velocity (vv) as: R?v2R?v2 So, you can see that as you get fast, the effect of drag increases faster. This relationship is from the drag formula: R=0.5?CAv2R=0.5?CAv2 (where ?? is the fluid density, CC is the drag coefficient and AA is the surface area affected)
Also here is the MPG/ MPGe/ Mile per kWh
According to studies backed by the department of energy, the average car will be at its advertised MPG at 55 mph. But as the speed increases:
- 3% less efficient at 60 mph
- 8% less efficient at 65 mph
- 17% less efficient at 70 mph
- 23% less efficient at 75 mph
- 28% less efficient at 80 mph
- 54% less efficient at 100 mph
- 98% less efficient at 200 mph
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