Aboutthis at the conference Founder Talks in Groningen was told by her head Stephen Holthausen. According to him, was taken second-hand Tesla Model S 100D, then in lieu of batteries on it installed a fuel cell and a tank of hydrogen and reflash the operating system. The “gas” the equipment has been sited so that it did not affect the free space in the cabin.
In fact, the car which received the name Hesla, and remains electric — but now the energy comes not from batteries, and fuel cells. As a result of this updating, the Autonomous stock turn increased to 1,000 kilometres. And “filling up” takes just a few minutes, against several hours at a charging station. For comparison, serial Tesla Model S 100D American cycle (EPA) is able to travel without recharging 335 miles (539 km) and European (NEDC) is 632 km.
In Holthausen Group claim that has received a lot of orders (not only from the Netherlands but also in other countries) and is planning to organize the production of tuning packages for the retrofit of Tesla in Hesla. Named the price – about 50 thousand Euro.
The major modification of the Tesla Model S P100D equipped with electric motors, developing 773 HP and 967 lb-ft of torque, which are powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours. From zero to hundreds of electric car accelerates in 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour.
Tesla Model S P100D