We are delighted to announce that Kim Liebregts, Benelux Country Director of Tesla Motors, has confirmed to deliver a keynote at the Conference program of TUS Expo and RoboBusiness Europe, 19-21 April next in The Hague, NL.

The conference program consists of five main themes. The keynote of Kim Liebregt is part of the Intelligent Vehicles Track.

Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

In 2012, Tesla launched Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan. Built from the ground up to be 100 percent electric, Model S has redefined the very concept of a four-door car. With room for seven passengers and more than 64 cubic feet of storage, Model S provides the comfort and utility of a family sedan while achieving the acceleration of a sports car: 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. Its flat battery pack is integrated into the chassis and sits below the occupant cabin, lending the car a low center of gravity that enables outstanding road holding and handling while driving 265 miles per charge. Model S was named Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year and achieved a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In late 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled two dual motor all-wheel drive configurations of Model S that further improve the vehicle’s handling and performance. The 85D features a high efficiency motor at the front and rear, giving the car unparalleled control of traction in all conditions. The P85D pairs a high efficiency front motor with a performance rear motor for supercar acceleration, achieving a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.2 seconds – the fastest four-door production car ever made.

The company is expanding its manufacturing footprint into other areas, including in Tilburg, the Netherlands, where it has an assembly facility, and Lathrop, California, where it has a specialized production plant. To reduce the costs of lithium ion battery packs, Tesla and key strategic partners including Panasonic have begun construction of a gigafactory in Nevada that will facilitate the production of a mass-market affordable vehicle, Model 3. By 2018, the gigafactory will produce more lithium ion cells than all of the world’s combined output in 2013.

Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation and a pioneer in the field of autonomous systems, smart & driverless vehicles.

More info about Tesla can be found at www.tesla.com

Tip: Check out the dedicated tours program including a special visit to the Tesla factory in Tilburg: http://robobusinesseurope.com/tours/

Are you also interested in exhibiting or promoting your company at RoboBusiness Europe / TUS Expo? Please contact Martijn van Dijk at m.v.dijk@robobusinessmedia.com

 

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