5 Things About Tesla That You Didn’t Know
Do you enjoy filling up your gas tank once or twice a week? Do you like to spend all your hard earned money on gas? Are you tired of making that trip to the dreadful gas station just to be able to get from place to place? If so, there is a solution for you. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric. Electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.
Below are a few things that you might not know about Tesla that could really nudge you in the right direction to join the Eco-Friendly movement.
Tesla is a quick moving company that has jumped up the charts with their reputability and charisma to create such an amazing piece of artwork. There are many things that you do not know about Tesla, but here are just a few that stand out of the crowd.
- Tesla Model S was the first electric car to receive the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award.
The Tesla Model S is the base model of the Tesla, as well as the first one of its kind created. This piece of machinery accelerates 0-60 mph in a sheer 2.5 seconds. The body of this car was designed for safety, having the lowest rollover risk along with incredible impact protection on the front and back. The range of this model reaches a whopping 335 miles on a single charge, and can recharge another 170 miles in a matter of 30 minutes. It has 360 degree cameras around the entire vehicle, as well as a full glass roof. You are able to purchase this base model for as low as $83,000 on their website or showrooms around the country.
- Tesla created a “powerwall” that acts as a secondary power source if there are power outages in the area.
It charges by solar panels and can last up to 7 plus days when you get into some sticky situations. This Powerwall can be attached to a wall in your garage, and it can be used as a last life for your car. This Powerwall is extremely helpful, due to the fact that if the only car you own is a Tesla, and have to get somewhere, you will not be able to unless the car is charged.
3. The Tesla has an “insane” mode that makes it go 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.
The normal Model S can go from 0-60 in a matter of 5.9 seconds, which is actually pretty fast for an all electric car. But, the upgraded Model S which includes a dual-motor called the P85D can go 0-60 in just a matter of 3.2 seconds. This is called the “Insane Mode”. In the next few years, they will be unveiling a P90D Model that will reach 60 in 2.8.
4. Their Gigafactory will be the second largest building in the world, it will employ 6,500 people and recycle entire trains to make lithium-ion batteries.
Tesla decided to break ground of this Gigafactory in 2014 in Sparks, Nevada. The name “Giga” comes from the unit of measurement representing “billions”. This factory has sparked a ginormous growth in the Tesla community, creating over 500,000 thousand Teslas a year. This factory has over 4.9 million square feet of operation usage. This is considered to be the biggest building in the world.
- Tesla Model 3 is available for 35,000.
Not all Teslas are far up there with their prices. There is a base model of the Model 3 that you can get for the low price of $35,000. Just because this price seems to be a bit low does not mean you are getting gipped. All of Teslas products are of the highest quality, and are considered to be top of the line.
Tesla is a company that prides themselves on amazing customer service, giving their customers the most information that they need to make a decision. Tesla is considered to be some of the safest vehicles in today’s world to drive, including the newest technology in impact technology and the lowest rollover risk in its class. If you would like to know a little bit more about what Tesla is about, check out the video below.