Alta Gama is a Spanish monthly magazine specialized in luxury and high-end cars. In its June issue, it reviewed among other things the last released version of the Tesla Model S, the P100D.
They contacted BSQ because they wanted photographs for this review in which this outstanding ambassador of the Cleantech Revolution was also portrayed close to a source of hi-tech solar electricity. Having read about BSQ’s advanced PV technology, different from the conventional silicon-based one, they wanted to use one of our systems as a background for some of the photographs in the reportage.
The Tesla Model S is a full-sized all-electric five-door, luxury liftback, produced by Tesla, Inc., and introduced in 2012. The P100D released on February this year is currently the world’s fastest car. Yes, the fastest and all electric! It can accelerate from 0-60 mph (96.56km/h) faster than any other street-legal car in 2.28 secs. That includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis and any other crazy exotic sports car you can think of. As if this were not enough, it is equipped with a 100 kWh battery pack and its range is 539 km, higher than any other electric car.
The car arrived at our facilities for the photo session driven by the magazine’s test pilot who had previously raced it. Photos were evocative of a hopeful near term future in which transition to EVs, powered by high efficiency solar, will become the norm rather than something new. In fact BSQ is already in the process of developing EV charging stations in combination with first tier manufacturers of charging posts, but let’s leave these details for future issues of our Newsletter…