27 Jun The Best of Tesla’s Electric Car: 6 Revolutionary Innovations of Elon Musk
This article serves as a spotlight of Tesla’s Electric Car, showcasing to you some of the best creations of Tesla. It is an American company involved in car manufacturing and energy, owned by a genius Elon Musk. Tesla is best known for their electric cars, also known for manufacturing battery energy storage, solar panels and solar roof tiles. Tesla is founded in 2003 and is determined to develop the best electric vehicle that move from sustainable clean energy for the better environment, and for the same mission Tesla produce solar panels too.
Tesla’s electric car are produced at its factory California, and Gigafactory Shanghai. To make sure every productions is high quality and safe at all times, Tesla is requiring production employees to participate in a multi-day training program before ever start working in the factories. Even after being a part of the job, Tesla continues to provide on-the-job training and track performance daily so that improvements can be made quickly. As result, the company has the safest working space while production is high.
In the future, Tesla’s electric car will be accessible and affordable to more and more people, ultimately accelerating the advent of clean transport and clean energy production, that is Tesla’s promise. We oftenly sees electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generator as an independent object, Tesla has a vision to combine all those object into one more powerful object. This article showcase one of Tesla’s amazing innovation, electric car.
This is the first Tesla’s electric car, attract the attention of the world in 2008 as it is released as the very first electric sports car in the world. Equipped with a cutting-edge battery technology and electric powertrain (The part of the car that deliver power from the engine to the tire to make it move). Roadster is the quickest car in the showcase and the world, with record-setting acceleration, range and performance. It has glass roof in which is retractable into the trunk, yes, it’s capable to turn into a convertible.
Roadster has a top speed of 201 km/h and can travel 393 Km on a single charge. Capable to accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h just in 3 seconds, Tesla sold about 2,450 of these Roadsters in over 30 countries. Fun fact, Roadster was the model that Elon sent to space in February 2018 test flight, collaborative mission between Tesla and SpaceX, sending a dummy to space in a car. CEO Elon Musk said another batch of Roadsters will be released and sold in 2022, with the name of Roadster Second Generation.
Tesla Model S
Following the Roadster was Tesla Model S, a sedan which has since become the best-selling plug-in electric cars in the world. It has become the best car in it’s class in every category, combining safety, performance, and efficiency. According to the record, Model S is capable to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h just in the time of 2.28 seconds. Managed to travel 651 km in a single charge, Model S is built for speed and range. Model S is the first Tesla’s electric car that introduce the self-driving capability.
The autopilot feature allows your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within it’s lane under your active supervision. Assisting us into the most burdensome driving tasks, such as lane-changing and parking. The Full Self-Driving Capability introduces additional features and improves existing functionality to make your driving a way more easier, it includes autopilot navigation, auto lane-change when you’re in a highway, retrieve your car automatically, and parking automatically with a single touch.
Tesla Model X
Model X is medium-sized all-electric luxury SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), released by Tesla in September 2015. After a year available for purchase, the Model X ranked seventh among the world’s best-selling plug-in cars. Claimed to be the safest, quickest and most capable SUV in history that holds 5-star safety ratings across every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Travel up to 579 km in a single charge, capable to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in 2.5 seconds, complete with the previous autopilot feature.
However, a couple of complains came from Tesla Model X owners, reported that their cars accelerated “suddenly” and “violently”, There are also reports of seat rails rusting as well as other paint quality issues. Consumer Reports also gave the Tesla Model X a 1 out of 5 rating for overall reliability. Model X has high scores as far as performance and driving experience, however, their scores for ride comfort and overall reliability went sour, from here on out Tesla’s electric car face a couple of challenges.
Tesla Model 3
In 2016, Tesla introduced Model 3, has lower price than the rest, it is a high-volume electric sedan that began production in 2017. With a top speed of 260 km/h, Model 3 still managed to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in 3.1 seconds, and will take you as far as 568 km in a single charge. The priority of Model 3’s design is safety, The metal structure is a combination of aluminum and steel, for maximum strength in every area. Even with the glass roof, it could resist 4 times of it’s own weight, it still has the autopilot feature by the way.
However, Model 3 is Tesla’s electric car that’s first experiencing recallment, for having software issues. Along with the next car, Tesla Model Y, both models were recalled as much as 300.000 units.
Tesla Model Y
In 2019, Tesla unveiled Model Y, an electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that shares similarity with Model X, but with lighter size and price. Model Y is Tesla’s electric car that prioritize on being a multi-purpose car, able to carry 7 passengers and their belongings. Each second row seat is not only foldable, but it folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for cargo, furniture, luggage and more. Able to take you as far as 524 Km on a single charge, and accelerate from 0 ro 96 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
Like we mentioned before, Tesla would ‘recall’ nearly 300,000 China-made and imported Model 3 and Model Y cars for an software mistake related to assisted driving. It’s because the assisted driving feature can currently be activated by drivers accidentally, causing sudden acceleration.
Release pending car which will have better utility than a traditional truck and performance of a sports car. This is by far Tesla’s electric car with the most unique design ever created. Elon directly announced Cybertruck during the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles on 21 November 2019. If you have watched Elon’s Cybertruck presentation somewhere on the internet, you know Tesla claimed that the Cybertruck’s “Armor Glass” windows were unbreakable, but two windows epically shattered when a metal ball is thrown at them.
That’s why the release of Cybertruck will be delayed for futher improvement. So anyway, Cybertruck is a 4-door polygonal pickup truck, all-electric, battery-powered, light duty truck. Exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection, supported by exoskeleton designed for superior strength and endurance. As a truck, Cybertruck focuses on strength, speed and versatility. Capable to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in 6.5 seconds, and will take you and all of your cargo 402 km on a single charge.
Even though you have finished reading this article, you might also want to read: Sustainable Transportation: A Unique Slice of Sustainable Development Goal 9
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