01 Dec Tesla Car, One of the World Clean Energy Innovation 2030
Tesla car, one of the cars with the most advanced technology nowadays because the car can move only by using electricity, without using fuel. This car is an electric car from the United States that has the most advanced specifications and carries the concept of a future car. This one vehicle is produced by one of the world’s famous electric car manufacturers, namely Tesla Motors Inc.
Tesla Motors Inc. is a pioneering electric car company. The innovation is so revolutionary. In the midst of the onslaught of the car industry vying to produce oil-fueled vehicles, Tesla dared to be different. Tesla realized the dream of an electric car that was previously only a mere discourse that could not even be imagined its use in the past.
In fact, Tesla created at the same time an electric car that is safe, reliable, dashing, powerful, fuel efficient, and self-driving. As a result, Tesla has become the most valuable company and dominates the current market share. The product from this company is starting to be found and used, especially on the streets of big cities.
Behind the fame of the Tesla Motor Inc and the Tesla car boom, there is an interesting history to discuss as well. Starting from who was the originator of the idea? How did Tesla Motor Inc come into being? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of this Tesla car? In order not to be curious, let’s look at the article below!
The Early History of Tesla
Tesla Motors was originally founded by two automotive engineers, namely Martin Ebenhard and Marc Tarpenning in July 2003. The two men are also an early initiator of the idea of electric cars because they want to prove that electric cars are better, faster, and more fun to drive than an oil-fueled car. In addition to Ebenhard and Marc Tarpenning, Elon Musk is also the founder and chief executive of Tesla Motors.
Tesla’s name itself is taken from the name of the inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrician from the United States, namely Nikola Tesla. Thanks to Tesla’s invention in the 19th and early 20th centuries, electric cars became popular because at that time, electric cars were more comfortable and easier to operate than petrol cars.
For both –Ebenhard & Tarpenning– Tesla’s invention still resonates today. Take the example of Nicola Tesla‘s success in developing radio signals to propel objects or convert sunlight into energy. A series of inventions became the basis for the development of robotic systems, electricity, wireless, and even modern drones. The brilliant innovation of Nicola Tesla was then absorbed by the two automotive engineers to make the latest breakthroughs and geniuses in the automotive world.
The history of Tesla itself began in 2004, where Elon Musk who is the founder and main director of Tesla Motors has the main goal of commercializing electric cars starting from premium sports cars as a beginning. Tesla sales initially focused on sports cars, then went into more popular vehicles, including sedans and cars compact. Musk wants a car made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer.
Elon Musk, known as the founder of PayPal, then provided Tesla Motors with capital of 7.5 million dollars initially to operate. After that, Musk’s popularity made investors flock to the California-based company. Some of them Tesla Motors get support from the duo of Google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Former eBay CEO, Jeff Skoll, to heir to the Hyatt Hotel business empire, Nick Pritzker. Nick himself in 2005, has invested up to 40 million dollars.
The rest, Elon Musk continues to invest heavily in Tesla Motor through his personal funds. Everything Musk did to confirm his dream that one day electric cars will dominate the world and replace the habit of using petroleum as a fuel for driving vehicles.
The Advantages of Tesla cars
Environmentally friendly because of minimal exhaust gas or pollution.
Electric cars run on electric-powered engines and do not use petroleum fuel, antifreeze mixtures, oils, and other materials. This of course makes Tesla not have exhaust emissions or seepage of oil resulting from the performance of the car engine. In addition, electric cars are safer to operate, because they do not contain explosives such as oil or gas.
Low Maintenance Costs
Electric cars are operated on electrically powered engines and therefore do not need to lubricate the engine and any other parts that require lubrication. Users don’t need to go to the repair shop as often as they do on gasoline-powered cars.
The efficiency of an electric motor is higher than that of a gasoline engine
The efficiency of the electric motor dynamo reaches 95%, while the fuel engine is only 45%. In electric vehicle propulsion, each wheel has several electrical devices. This method greatly simplifies the transfer of energy to the wheels, as well as increases the weight-bearing capacity.
No noise pollution
Low noise level or no noise pollution due to the small number of car moving parts and mechanical transmissions and does not use exhaust or ordinary car parts that produce combustion sounds.
Depending on the type and use, the batteries of all electric cars should be replaced every 3-10 years, while the battery capacity of gasoline powered cars may experience engine problems every few years.
Save space and practical
The battery in electric cars is more flexible, so the shape of the car can be smaller. Some tiny electric cars include the BMW i3s or the Renault Twizy. This small car is suitable for use in countries with a high population density so that it can keep driving in traffic jams or into narrow alleys. In addition, electric cars use batteries as their driving force so they can be recharged at home.
Electromagnetic brake mode
Tesla’s has the possibility of braking by the electric motor itself, that is, an electromagnetic brake mode that uses no mechanical brakes and no friction due to wear of the brake pads.
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The Disadvantages of Tesla Cars
Distance and recharging time
Currently, battery capacity and charging time are weaknesses. The use of batteries as a source of engine propulsion makes electric cars have limitations in distance. The farthest distance an electric car can travel (depending on the type) is 120 kilometers. Electric cars require recharging after traveling a few kilometers. To cover a distance of up to 120 kilometers, an electric car requires a full 6 hours of electric charging.
The prices are still expensive.
This is one factor in the shortage of cars with the latest innovations. The price offered to customers can reach 1 billion rupiah depending on the type. In contrast to cars that use fuel oil, we can buy them only with a capital of 300 million rupiah (depending on the type) or even less.
If there is damage, it is still difficult to find a place to fix
The next problem is a matter of repair. If there is damage, only an authorized repair shop is available to deal with it. And the repair shops are also not all spread in all regions and countries due to inadequate technology.
It’s different from conventional oil-fueled cars that can be handled by regular repair shops, no need to go to the official workshop directly. Then spare parts are also abundant and widely traded, ranging from original versions to imitation versions.
Availability of electric charging stations
Because the battery used to drive this car must be recharged when it has traveled the distance limit, of course we need a special place or station to recharge the energy and this is not easy because there are still many areas that are limited to providing stations.
Moreover, charging this car energy requires large, stable, and long-term electrical capacity. Therefore, this electric car cannot be the main option for motorists who want to travel long distances and who are in areas that cannot yet provide electric charging stations.
That’s some information about the founders and companies that produce Tesla cars. And also the advantages and disadvantages of the car itself. So, how about you, Comuniti friends? Are you interested in buying and using this Tesla car? Or do you prefer a conventional car that uses petroleum as its fuel? Whatever the answer, hopefully we can all always kept the environment clean and reduce the production of pollution, be it water, air, soil, or sound pollution. That’s all from this article and see you next time. See ya!