The Flagship campus “Current Issues in Dealership Technology” students recently had the opportunity to gain a whole new appreciation for the term “torque,” or rotating force of an engine, as they enjoyed Tesla’s electric Dual Motor S Model first hand.

Touting zero emissions and over 600 pounds of torque, the group had the opportunity to test drive the advanced electric Dual Motor Model S which can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in as little as 4.2 seconds, an improvement over the conventional drive.

Automotive Professor and Department Chair Timothy Gilbert stated that “automotive transportation has been forever changed with the advanced automotive technology found in the current and future versions of Tesla’s vehicles. The next phase in automotive development will be autonomous vehicles and Tesla is leading the way with its AutoPilot feature, which the students experienced firsthand.”

Tesla Motors, Incorporated is an American automotive and energy storage company that designs, manufactures, and sells luxury electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. During the first quarter of 2013, Tesla posted profits for the first time in its history.

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