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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 !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT0mdTOrUwU

bigez1 | 14 juli 2013

Pretty cool.....

david.cheney | 14 juli 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 juli 2013

Love it.

Reilly McHugh | 14 juli 2013

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

Tesla4JP | 14 juli 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 juli 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 juli 2013

Yea what is that and how do I get one?

GeirT | 14 juli 2013

To space and beyond!

Tâm | 14 juli 2013

@Reilly

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 juli 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 !

Litennn

Jewsh | 15 juli 2013

Neat. :-)

cloroxbb | 15 juli 2013

Would like video more if it would have been recorded sideways haha :)

bcimae.co.us | 15 juli 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 juli 2013

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

yonak | 15 juli 2013

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

Litennn | 15 juli 2013

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

Litennn

Brian H | 15 juli 2013

GeirT;
What do you expect to find 'beyond space'?

Brian H | 15 juli 2013

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

GeekEV | 15 juli 2013

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

Litennn | 15 juli 2013

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

Litennn

NICE | 15 juli 2013

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

Jay w | 15 juli 2013

Was there any injured animals producing this video?

Brian H | 15 juli 2013

Doubt it. Injured animals are lousy producers.

Litennn | 16 juli 2013

NICE ;
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

Litennn

pebell | 16 juli 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 juli 2013

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

tobi_ger | 16 juli 2013

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

Litennn | 16 juli 2013

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

Litennn

GeirT | 16 juli 2013

@ Brian H

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

GeekEV | 16 juli 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 juli 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

Litennn | 18 juli 2013

yonak;
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.

Litennn

AmpedRealtor | 18 juli 2013

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

tobi_ger | 18 juli 2013

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

Litennn | 18 juli 2013

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

Litennn

AmpedRealtor | 18 juli 2013

OMG @ tobi_ger LOL

Litennn | 26 juli 2013

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

Litennn