Beta Test of new ION Propulsion unit on my Tesla (Video)

Beta Test of new ION Propulsion unit on my Tesla (Video)

I posted this test on you tube to show how much fun I have with my new Tesla.
Enjoy !

bigez1 | 14 juillet 2013

Pretty cool.....

david.cheney | 14 juillet 2013

hilarious! I wonder if your local law enforcement will be quite so amused :)

P.S. be careful using the Ion drive on wet pavement!

stimeygee | 14 juillet 2013

Love it.

Reilly McHugh | 14 juillet 2013

sorry if this is a dumb question... What exactly is that?

Tesla4JP | 14 juillet 2013

+1 with Reilly......what is that?? And what purpose does it serve?? I don't get it?

My question is why would you add that distracting 'device' to a stunning, sexy, head-turning car like Model S?

To each his own......

jbunn | 14 juillet 2013

That looks very cool. Me, I try to fly under the radar, so I won't be adding that, but I do like it.

TeslaModelSOwner | 14 juillet 2013

Yea what is that and how do I get one?

GeirT | 14 juillet 2013

To space and beyond!

Tâm | 14 juillet 2013


It seems that when you floor the accelerator, the simulated jet stream just ejects out.

Instead of a brake light, now you got an accelerator light to warn that your car is leaving all those ICE behind right now :)

Great invention indeed!

Litennn | 15 juillet 2013

Star Wars fans need no explanation , this is the result of Photon emission from the ION drive of the Millennium Falcon. This was made possible by LED lamps installed by the same company that do the emergency vehicles. The state laws concerning what is permissible were reviewed to determine if they are legal. Some local enforcement may have their own rules, so they are not always enabled.

They are a real blast !


Jewsh | 15 juillet 2013

Neat. :-)

cloroxbb | 15 juillet 2013

Would like video more if it would have been recorded sideways haha :) | 15 juillet 2013

The only problem I see is that the stations to refuel the DI-lithium crystals are few and far between(most are in CA:)). Plus it takes four hours to refill.

LMB | 15 juillet 2013

These are not the di-lithium crystals you're looking for.

yonak | 15 juillet 2013

I didn't know when you went from impulse power to warp drive it left a visible trail.

Litennn | 15 juillet 2013

LMB Your reference to the Jedi mind trick may be needed if I run into Jabba the Cop.


Brian H | 15 juillet 2013

What do you expect to find 'beyond space'?

Brian H | 15 juillet 2013

Is the trailing fog produced with dry ice? That would be ironic ...

GeekEV | 15 juillet 2013

I am both fascinated and horrified at the same time. :-0

Litennn | 15 juillet 2013

Brian H:
No special effects, just optical illusion.
No radiation or toxic byproducts were produced.


NICE | 15 juillet 2013

Thats cool! Where can I get one? How did you tie in the accelerator?

Jay w | 15 juillet 2013

Was there any injured animals producing this video?

Brian H | 15 juillet 2013

Doubt it. Injured animals are lousy producers.

Litennn | 16 juillet 2013

There are no power or interface connections to the car, it is a completely stand-a-lone operation using a battery pack and inertia switch. This prevents any chance of warranty problems


pebell | 16 juillet 2013

I don't know which "mod" made me laugh louder - this, or the USB powered hamster wheel in the frunk - but: frikking' brilliant!!!!

bbryant | 16 juillet 2013

Is SPACE X involved?
Inquiring minds at NASA want to know

tobi_ger | 16 juillet 2013

bbryant: maybe we could get a Grasshopper mod? :)

Litennn | 16 juillet 2013

tobi_ger; And we could get George ( Jetson ) to be the test pilot.


GeirT | 16 juillet 2013

@ Brian H

Beyond space? I don't know - but I am certain than my friend Buzz Lightyear will show me!

GeekEV | 16 juillet 2013

Ok, so I'm dying to know. Does it really look like the video in real life? Or is that just an effect of the bright lights over saturating the cameras CMOS sensor?

I know taking pictures of headlights will do a similar thing. They tend to look solid white but in real life you can see the point sources and variations in the light.

Litennn | 16 juillet 2013

GeekEV; You are correct, however I have not let someone drive my car yet so it may be awhile before I Get to see for myself.


Litennn | 18 juillet 2013

The reason it looks like a continuous light trail is your eyes persistence retains the image of the light where the car just moved away from, just like warp drive on Star Trek.


AmpedRealtor | 18 juillet 2013

I suspect the effect is entirely disappointing during the daytime...

tobi_ger | 18 juillet 2013

During daytime, whenever you go above 120kW acceleration, the rear releases a jetfighter flare phalanx, that should do it. :)

Litennn | 18 juillet 2013

You are correct, not as visible during daytime especially from the distance they will be observing from.


AmpedRealtor | 18 juillet 2013

OMG @ tobi_ger LOL

Litennn | 26 juillet 2013

I have been gone for a week and really missed my Knight Rider.