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Halco and Tesla: Soundproofing the Vehicles of the Future Posted by Roy Arnot | November 18, 2017

Did you know? Soundproofing is a big deal with Electric vehicles (or EVs).

Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), also known as noise and vibration (N&V), is the study and modification of the noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles, particularly cars and trucks.

In a gasoline-powered vehicle the engine works like a muffler, drowning out road and wind noise. Electric vehicles run a lot quieter so outside noise becomes an issue. Extensive sound abatement and anti-vibration technology is necessary. Noise-cancelling materials must be incorporated into the vehicle’s design. 

Tesla, the world leader in electric vehicle technology, utilizes Halco Hook & Loop products for insulation for its Model X & Model S Cars. 

Highlights of the partnership:

  • Halco were able to manufacture products tailored to Tesla’s requirements
  • Ability to produce specific adhesive subjected to high temperatures

Did you know? The company’s Model S was the world’s best-selling electric car in 2015 and 2016.

Here are some other upcoming Tesla projects: 


The Tesla Semi Truck 

On November 16th Tesla unveiled the electric semi-truck marking a historic milestone for the company. 

Going from zero to 60 mph in 20 seconds when fully loaded, the Tesla Semi will go 500 miles on a single battery charge. CEO Elon Musk guaranteed it will be 20% more cost-efficient than a diesel truck. The Tesla Semi is also outfitted with Autopilot, allowing it to keep within a lane, match speed to traffic conditions, and automatically change lanes without requiring help from the driver.

Production will be begin in 2019. Tesla is also guaranteeing the drive train for 1 million miles. 

Walmart pre-orders 15 of Tesla’s new semi trucks

The Second-Generation Roadster  

Tesla plans to build the fastest production car ever made. Pulling a jaw-dropping 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds the Second-Generation Roadster will have a top speed of over 250 mph! With a 200kWh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge it will go from San Francisco to Los Angeles and back without charging. 

Production isn’t scheduled to start until 2020, but you can reserve one now for $50,000 towards the $200,000 base price.

Watch the unveiling live in these videos.



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