Engineering 101: Tesla electric vehicle tech explained Engineering 101: Tesla electric vehicle tech explained [Video] An induction motor, which produces direct rotational motion and uniform power output, is much smaller and lighter. Tesla’s induction motor puts out 270 kW of power and weighs 31.8 kg, whereas an ICE that produces 140 kW of power is going to weigh around 180 kg. Tesla - Car Manuals PDF & Fault Codes DTC Tesla Motors History. Tesla Car Manuals PDF above the page. Country of origin of the brand - the United States, the base year - 2003. The main idea of the designers originally lay in creating a car that runs on electrical, hence, respectively, and the name. However, the task was not only to the concept of an equivalent desire creators and..