Lest you think Jack Rickard and EVTV are the only guys spinning up Tesla motors on a bench, there's this guy, Michal Elias, on Youtube showing a very informative and this time (almost) concise (30 minute) video on his exploits.  Go to 12:30 to see it actually spinning up slowly, but it also shows some fun silly-scope shots and a lot of awesome inside bits:

Don't miss his build/hack blog here.

The Tesla inverter guts

The Tesla inverter guts