When Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, they had one simple mission: to create electric vehicles that would revolutionise the automobile world, and do so without compromising on speed or performance.
It’s safe to say that Tesla have gone above and beyond to push the boundaries of driving as we know it, having now set the benchmark for what we expect of modern automotive technology.
We have decided to look at this in more detail and discover how these types of vehicles are rising in popularity and just how much Tesla Motors have reinvented the electric car.
Tesla Roadster, 2008
One of the most beneficial aspects of Tesla Motors is that the company had a huge desire to build energy-efficient vehicles. So, when the Roadster was introduced in 2008, the world waited with anticipation to see what Tesla had been working so hard on.
At this point in time it seemed that the Roadster was able to surpass any sort of expectation, as it achieved 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds using a lithium-ion battery – a feat that many high-powered petrol cars have yet to muster. This vehicle essentially raised the bar in making the electric vehicle a global phenomenon, and it’s since sold countless models in over 30 countries across the world.
Perhaps where Tesla truly succeeded was in making the electric vehicle popular for the masses, transforming it from a gimmick to something cool. This in essence rejected the notion that electric auto-engineering lacked muscle and speed, proving once and for all that electric by no means meant slow.
Model S, 2012
When it came to the manufacturing of the Model S, it was clear to Tesla that it had to go one better than the Roadster and take electric technology to levels never before seen on a global scale.
With a focus on creating a family-friendly vehicle, Tesla created the Model S with sports car standards in mind. This stunning premium sedan achieved 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds, making it incredibly one of the quickest around for its size.
The Model S was such a remarkable development that it won a series of awards for its style, power and performance. These included the Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year award, CNET Tech Car of the Year 2012 and Popular Science’s Auto Grand Award Winner 2012.
These awards really meant something for Tesla and the automotive industry as a whole because no longer were electric cars being noticed for simply being energy efficient. Now they were being recognised for their overall design, and this revolution really paved the way for other motoring companies as a result.
Model S P85D, 2014
Not to waste any time, Tesla got to work again and by 2014 they had built the Model S P85D. This time they focused heavily on speed and the vehicle was created with excellent efficiency throughout the whole car.
This was Tesla’s fastest car yet, and the fastest 4-door production car ever built. It was the ultimate electric supercar, able to reach 60mph in an astonishing 2.8 seconds and cemented Tesla as the leading car manufacturer for electric vehicles.
The latest in Tesla’s collection of electric vehicles is the highly anticipated Model X, a car that is set to really defy the limits of electric car technology.
The vehicle comes with falcon wing doors and a dual motor all-wheel-drive, proving to many that design and energy efficiency don’t have to work against one another. It is also claimed that the Model X has the ability to travel up to 250 miles on a single charge.
Designed to be the safest car on the road, Tesla are expecting rave reviews from global test agencies.
Why go electric?
- The technology in an electric vehicle is incredibly impressive. With touch screen and sound system features – not to mention the bespoke, luxury design – you are sure to drive in style.
- As previously mentioned, electric cars are much better for the environment than those that require petrol. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, an electric vehicle may be the ideal solution.
- Electric vehicles are now becoming more developed than regular ones. Not many vehicles feature an autopilot function but Tesla have incorporated this into their designs.
The future of electric vehicles
When it comes to green car manufacturers, there are very few who are as innovative and revolutionary as Tesla Motors.
Tesla was created to offer high quality and luxurious vehicles to the public domain, as opposed to them being for non-production. And in addition, it is perhaps Tesla and Musk’s legacy that will have the biggest impact on the electric car, with brands like Toyota following in its footsteps.
Not only has Tesla shaped our immediate future, it has also had an effect on how we consume and generate energy in the years to come. It’s safe to say that this is an exciting time for green car technology and we’re keen to see where it takes us next.
Electric vehicles are definitely something of a revolution and are really beginning to shape the way we drive. More importantly, they’re hugely beneficial to the environment, so what’s not to love?
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