The New Tesla Roadster: the New Face of American Muscle Cars

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The New Tesla Roadster: Redefining the American Muscle Car

The forthcoming automobile known as the Tesla Roadster is projected to hit the streets in 2020. It is said to be the quickest car in the world, boasting record-setting acceleration, range and performance. This souped-up, all-electric Tesla supercar can travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds. In fact, the Tesla Roadster is the world’s first production car to climb all the way to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. If these statistics aren’t head-spinning enough, consider that the Tesla Roadster top speed is a whopping 250 mph.

Tesla Roadster: Price and Top Speed

The Tesla Roadster price? This head-turner is fetching $200,000, with Founders Series Roadsters, limited to the first 1,000 reservations, commanding $250,000.

The Roadster’s first-rate design maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering, offering stunning efficiency. The vehicle can travel an astounding 620 miles on just a single electric charge. Additionally, the Roadster is the first Tesla supercar—or any car, even—to set every performance record and still have enough room to seat four.

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The Tesla Roadster is the brainchild of Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder, chief executive officer and product architect. Musk oversees product development, engineering and design of the company’s electric vehicles, Powerwall home battery, Powerpack industrial battery and Solar Roof. Musk even has his sights set on creating a self-sustaining city on Mars as part of his Space Exploration Technologies, commonly called SpaceX, project. Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla Roadster projects converged on February 6, 2018, when the SpaceX rocket Falcon Heavy launched a Roadster into outer space.

Musk is the co-founder and chairman of OpenAI, a nonprofit research company building safe artificial intelligence. Musk’s The Boring Company has a vision to build an underground high-speed portal, enabling travel from New York City to Washington, D.C., in less than 30 minutes. Musk co-founded and sold PayPal, the leading global Internet payment system, as well as Zip2, a pioneering Internet maps and directions service.

With Tesla and The Boring Company, Musk has enjoyed tremendous creativity in dreaming up and delivering transformative, proof-of-concept designs that are creating waves in how we travel and how we look at our power needs.

Previous Tesla vehicle models include the original Roadster sports car, which debuted in 2008, followed by the Model S Sedan in 2012. The Model X SUV launched two years later. The Model 3—a $35,000 mass-market electric car offering 215 miles of range—hit streets in 2017. With the 2020 Tesla Roadster, which is the second incarnation of the automobile, Musk and Tesla are going pedal to the medal, pushing the boundaries of what an automobile can do and doing it in an all-electric body no less.

Tesla Supercar: Set for Production in 2019

For an automobile not expected to reach the market until 2020, the Tesla Roadster has enjoyed an immense amount of publicity from the news media and attention on social media. It’s clear the technology and business worlds have their eyes on Tesla, The Boring Company and its common factor, Musk, who’s considered to be a groundbreaking force and game-changing inventor.

When the 2020 Roadster peels away in a flash from a traffic light that’s just turned green like something out of a comic book or superhero movie, the magnate Musk will already have the wheels spinning in his head for the follow-up to this Tesla supercar dream machine.

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Price Increase Alert – Belden

Price Increase AlertMarch not only brings the changing of the seasons, it also brings changing in prices. Belden will be increasing prices on select premise cable products by 2.5% to 6.9%. This increase will go into effect starting March 21, 2017. This adjustment is due to wage inflation and rising raw material costs. This will be the first time Belden will be raising prices on this product family.

Be sure to check out our Belden Catalog online Talk to your rep or submit a Belden RFQ now to get your orders in before prices go up.

Price Increase Alert – Belden

Price Increase AlertThe winter season means holidays, colder weather, the new year, and price changes. Belden will be having a price increase to their products. This increase will be effective December 19th, 2016. The increase will be a 3-6% to all products Belden offers.

Be sure to check out our Belden Catalog online Talk to your rep or submit a Belden RFQ now to get your orders in before prices go up.

Price Increase Alert – Alpha Wire

Price Increase AlertThe New Year brings a lot of changes. One of those changes is to the prices of product lines from Alpha Wire. Effective January 2, 2017, Alpha Wire will be adjusting prices to many of their product lines by 2-3%. These increases are due to the costs of labor, transportation and packaging that have affected Alpha Wire. However, there will be the lowering of prices on some select product lines.

Talk to your rep or submit an Alpha RFQ now to get your orders in before prices go up.

Price Increase Alert – General Cable

Price Increase AlertWith the changing of seasons comes the changing of weather and the changing of prices. General Cable, one of the largest wire and cable companies in North America, recently announced an increase in prices to a few of their Carol Brand products due to the rising costs of raw materials. Carol Electronics and Communications will see a 4-6% increase and Carol Cord and Cordsets will see a 6-10% increase. These changes have gone into effect starting November 14th, 2016.

To learn more about General Cable products, visit our General Cable section or submit an RFQ to get updated pricing.

Price Increase Alert – Panduit

Price Increase AlertA change in seasons will not only bring colder weather, but also a change in price for Panduit products. A manufacturer of electrical and networking products (specializing in cable ties and connectors), Panduit announced that they will be implementing a sweeping price adjustment to their products, effective November 1st, 2015.

To snag Panduit products at their current cost, make sure to submit an RFQ before the price increase takes effect.

M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing to Require QPL Listing

Changes are in store for the heat-shrinkable tubing industry; M23053 Mil-Spec grade tubing will require a QPL Listing, in addition to its original “First Article Test Report” requirement.

Over the years there have been many complaints about the quality, or lack thereof, within the AMS-DTL-23053 approval.  Many end users have criticized the amount of low quality products which claim to meet the requirements of the current AMS-DTL-23053 but prove inadequate, and so the movement to convert M23053 to a more stringent code began.

M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing

M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing

The change is finally being implemented after several large military and aerospace end users requested the QPL, many of which have a strong influence upon industry specs within the SAE Standards Group.  While the SAE group facilitated the change, the NAVAIR organization is responsible for the actual execution.

SAE members decided a QPL was the best solution to eradicate substandard products and to ensure that the products which meet these standards are premium quality only.  A QPL, or Qualified Producers List, is administered and maintained through U.S. Government agencies.   Many items on the QPL are required to perform in rigorous and critical applications, so only the best will suffice.

Within the next month or two, SAE-AMS-DTL-23053 will be replaced with the new SAE-AS23053 requiring QPL.  All QPL items, including AS25053, must go through a 3 year review and retention of qualification cycle.

M23053 Mil-Spec heat shrink tubing increases the durability of a wire and protects it from outside elements, and a QPL listing will ensure only the best quality for your applications. Although this additional QPL requirement only applies to M23053 Mil-spec tubing, be sure to check out Allied’s large selection of heat-shrink tubing to find the ideal product for your application.

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