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Nikola Tesla's Automobile
From: "Revolution in Technik, Medizin, Gesellschaft" — Hans A. Nieper — ISBN 3-925188-00-2
English: "Dr. Nieper's Revolution in Technology, Medicine and Society" — ISBN 3-925188-07-X
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In well informed circles, it is occasionally mentioned that Nikola Tesla, even in
retirement, built an automobile propelled by gravity stressing energy. At the age of
70, in a period of deep economic depression, Tesla had considerable financial
means. While these means were not as ample as originally and contractually
promised by Westinghouse, they made possible this extraordinarily interesting
episode which is today fully documented. We say this also because, once again.
the episode points out the enormous significance of this extraordinary
experimental physicist. It took no less than 100 years of today's fast-moving events to fully grasp the
importance of the man. There is no explanation for this. One can merely humorously assume that
Tesla came from some other world, to be born on Earth. His results in experimental physics, which
appeared to be perfectly obvious, still cause indigestion in orthodox theoretical physics circles.
In 1930, Nikola Tesla asked his nephew, Petar Savo, who was born in Yugoslavia in 1899, to come to
New York. Petar was 43 years younger than his uncle. Up to that date, he had lived under stringent
conditions in Yugoslavia, Tesla's country of birth. During the summer of 1931, Tesla took his nephew
to Buffalo to unveil and test a new automobile. Tesla had developed it with his own personal funds.
It was a Pierce Arrow, one of the luxury cars of the period. The engine had been removed, leaving the
clutch, gearbox and transmission to the rear wheels undisturbed. The gasoline engine had been
replaced with a round, completely enclosed electric motor of approximately 1 meter in length and 65
cm in diameter, with a cooling fan in front. Reputedly, it had no distributor. Tesla was not willing to
say who had manufactured the engine. It was possibly one of the divisions of Westinghouse.
The "energy receiver" (gravitational energy converter) had been built by Nikola Tesla himself. The
dimensions of the converter housing were approximately 60 X 25 X 15 cm. It was installed in front of
the dashboard. Among other things, the converter contained 12 vacuum tubes, of which three were
of the 70-L-7 type. A heavy antenna, approximately 1.8 meters long, came out of the converter. This
antenna apparently had the same function as that on the Moray converter (see below). Furthermore,
two thick rods protruded approximately 10 cm from the converter housing. Tesla pushed them in,
saying "Now we have power." the motor achieved a maximum of 1,800 rpm. Tesla said it was fairly
hot when operating, and therefore a cooling fan was required. For the rest, he said there was enough
power in the converter to illuminate an entire house, besides running the car engine. The car was
tested for a week, reaching a top speed of 90 miles per hour effortlessly. Its performance data were at
least comparable to those of an automobile using gasoline. At a stop sign, a passerby remarked that
there were no exhaust gases coming from the exhaust pipe. Petar answered "We have no motor."
The car was kept on a farm, perhaps 20 miles outside of Buffalo, not far from Niagara Falls.
A few months after this automobile test, and because of the economic crisis at the time, Pierce Arrow
had to stop production. It is very likely that the interconnection between the electric motor and the
transmission had been performed there. Pierce Arrow's tools were taken over by Studebaker, in
South Bend. Not quite 30 years later, that company also vanished to form American Motors, jointly
with Nash. Later, some of its fans attempted to resuscitate the Pierce Arrow. Unfortunately, they were
Thus, today that company's name is in a mausoleum, together with others. such as Horch, Maybach,
Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti and Isotta Fraschini.
Nikola Tesla apparently knew that this construction contradicted the technical concepts of the time.
He thus avoided all discussions with engineers, theoretical scientists, or companies (with very few
exceptions). It is obvious that this Pierce Arrow was built only as a private hobby. An inventory of all
available information – by aeronautical engineer Derek Ahlers – was completed on September 16,
1967, in New York. The complete documentation of all the information gathered by Ahlers is in our
archives, The experimental car built by Nikola Tesla in 1931 already foreshadowed the cars of the
future. Minimum operating costs and freedom from pollution are part of it also. The invention of
super magnets, mentioned earlier. creates possibilities for unlimited conversion of gravity field
energy anywhere on Earth, thus benefiting individualistic society.
Dr. T. Henry Moray with his resonate coil device. This
device could output 80,000 watts.
This device was properly tested and documented.
After the Patent Office refused Henry Moray a patent on his device,
he offered to give it to the goverment for free — They refused the
( It appears from my studies on the subject, that Nikola
Tesla had a chance to see Henry Moray's device after
the Germanium detector was smashed by a malicious
Nikola Tesla was able to replace Henry Moray’s "solid state component" with vacuum tubes in the
resonate coil design he used for his car. —Tommy C— )
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