How Tesla’s Electric Vehicles are Reshaping the Auto Industry
Since 2008, California-based Tesla has been leading the way in the design and manufacturing of electric vehicles. The Tesla Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric car available to consumers, followed by the Model S sedan, which recently became the best-selling EV in America. Tesla’s third vehicle, an SUV called the Model X, is scheduled to arrive in 2017. While electric cars are now making their mark on mainstream culture, there’s still plenty of room for improvement if they’re going to be adopted on a wider scale.
A brief history of Tesla
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. The company’s first car, the Roadster, was released in 2008. In 2012, Tesla unveiled the Model S, which is a luxury sedan that can go 265 miles on one charge and has impressive safety features such as collision avoidance and lane departure warning. In 2015, Tesla introduced Model X, an SUV with falcon wing doors. Finally, in 2017 they launched Model 3 – their most affordable vehicle yet which starts at $35k USD. Currently, all vehicles produced by Tesla are 100% electric.
Forbes estimates that since 2008, this single company has created more value for American consumers than any other automaker.
Tesla’s goal is to increase the number of zero emission vehicles on the road through innovation and attractive design while producing lower cost vehicles accessible to everyone.
Tesla will likely succeed because it combines cutting edge technology with sleek design.
What makes it different?
Tesla’s electric vehicles are different from traditional gasoline-powered cars in a few key ways. For one, they don’t produce any emissions, so they’re much better for the environment. They’re also quieter and can accelerate faster than gas cars. Plus, Tesla offers unique features like autopilot and over-the-air software updates that keep its cars at the cutting edge of technology. These features have made Tesla popular with celebrities such as George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, and Tyra Banks.
So what does the future hold? The company has said it wants to introduce an SUV sometime next year. And while it doesn’t plan to stop there—Tesla is already rumored to be working on an electric pickup truck—it will take time before we know what else this innovative company has up its sleeve.
Where is it being used?
Tesla’s electric vehicles are being used all over the world. In North America, they’re being used in California, Nevada, Washington, Canada, and Mexico. In Europe, they’re being used in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. And in Asia-Pacific, they’re being used in China, Japan, and Australia. What about Africa? There are no current reports of Tesla’s electric vehicles being used there. With that said, Tesla has been working on a solar powered car charger for African countries with little to no infrastructure. The company is also looking into ways to provide battery swap stations for their cars so drivers don’t have to wait for hours at a time for their vehicle to charge before driving it again. Additionally, Tesla is doing research on using algae to power their cars by using photosynthesis from sunlight and carbon dioxide from the air around them.
Where will it go next?
Tesla’s electric vehicles are having a major impact on the auto industry. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but they’re also becoming increasingly popular with consumers. For example, their Model 3 sold about 50,000 units in its first month of production alone – that is equivalent to the output of six Toyota plants in one month! Tesla will continue to be a disruptive force in the automotive industry for years to come. For now, the company is focusing on ramping up manufacturing for their new Model 3 sedan, and other forthcoming models like the crossover SUV and semi-truck.
In addition to disrupting the traditional car market, Tesla has begun moving into solar energy as well as battery storage technology. With Elon Musk serving as CEO of both companies, it looks like Tesla will soon be able to provide renewable energy solutions that can power an entire house – or even an entire town!
The future of transportation
Electric vehicles are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around for over a century. But it wasn’t until recently that they began to gain traction as a viable option for mainstream consumers. And Tesla is leading the charge. The company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, including luxury cars and SUVs. Founder Elon Musk has high hopes for the future of his company and electric vehicles in general: We want to make cars that don’t have negative impact on society.
Tesla’s electric vehicles are shaking up the auto industry. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but they’re also cheaper to operate and maintain than traditional gas-powered cars. Tesla is leading the charge in terms of innovation and performance, and other automakers are starting to take notice. As more consumers become aware of the benefits of electric vehicles, it’s likely that they will start to become more popular. This could mean big changes for the auto industry in the years to come. If a company like Ford switches to making all their cars electric, what would happen to their gas stations? What would happen if someone can’t afford an expensive Tesla? Who will provide roadside assistance when your battery dies? How much power do we have available? These are just some of the questions on our minds as the future moves closer.