Tesla Motor Club Summit
- June 19, 2015
TMC Connect 2015, the third annual users’ conference and expo of Tesla Motors Club (TMC), will take place during the weekend of July 10-12, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
LARTE Design will participate in the event for the first time to present its latest development: the premium electric car, Tesla Model S Elizabeta. In a white body color with a boldly re-designed exterior featuring strong and light tuning components made of carbon fiber and basalt fiber, the new Tesla Model S Elizabeta is the car of the future.
The car is made of very light materials, allowing the entire external tuning package to weigh only about 29 pounds. For comparison, the standard weight is almost 33 pounds.
During the development of the bumpers, Larte used innovative materials composed of basalt fiber, a material of volcanic origin. Materials made of basalt fiber possess such important properties as porosity, heat resistance, vapor permeability, and resistance to chemical agents as well as vibration resistance and the durability and stability of properties during prolonged usage in different conditions. Materials made of basalt fiber have higher impact resistance and toughness and have shock-absorbing characteristics as well. Basalt fiber is eco-friendly and doesn’t emit any harmful chemicals into the water or air. It also has a higher strength-to-weight ratio, which makes the outer parts of the car (bumpers, spoilers, etc.) stronger and lighter.
Due to such impressive properties, basalt fiber is used to manufacture bulletproof vests. These materials are also widely spread in the aviation and space industry. This is extremely important for the production of car components in order to ensure safety in the event of a crash. Furthermore, components made of basalt fiber are resistant to severe natural conditions: moisture, salt solutions, alkali and acids. The use of such materials is becoming even more relevant due to the introduction of new standards for the use of fire-resistant and non-toxic materials in the car industry in the USA.
The experts of the studio have completely changed the design of the front bumper and grille, putting the electrical character into focus. The lightning and the lining of the carbon fiber wings, sills and trunk lid harmoniously complete the overall design concept of the modern electric car. The redesigned rear bumper is equipped with diffuser inserts made of carbon fiber. New 22” forged wheels and a unique sond effect complement the representation of the car as an exhibition of new technologies! Larte Design is for those who seek a car with a sleek, striking design and innovative technologies