Established in 2004, Tesla Motors, a California-based automobile company, has continued to gain admirable worldwide fame by producing state-of-the-art electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components. The products are not only affordable, but also very friendly to the environment, explaining why Tesla Motors is a green technology success.
Tesla Roadster, Tesla’s first electric sports car to use lithium-ion battery cells, was the first electric car to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally (MCAER) and the Federation International de L’Automobile-Sanctioned Championship in the year 2010. It has also allowed Tesla to be named a recipient of the Global Green USA Product/Industrial Design Award in the year 2006. Roadster’s revolutionary powertrain is capable of propelling it from 0 to 60 mph (0 t0 97 km/h) in just about 3.5 shift-less seconds while its lightweight aluminum chassis allows for tight and responsive handling.
Before taking any Roadster to the market, a team of highly-experienced and dedicated technicians have to conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that it is in a perfect condition. The inspection covers all safety, appearance and drive-related components such as battery and drive inverter, firmware updates, interior detailing, brakes and paint detailing.
Early this year, Tesla Motors managed to win numerous awards such as the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award and the Consumer Report’s Top-Scoring Car for its new Tesla Model S. With its nearly 50/50 weight distribution, rigid body structure and extraordinarily low center of gravity, Tesla Model S has the ability to offer the performance, agility and responsiveness expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing a thrilling drive experience.
Unlike the internal combustion engine composed of numerous moving pieces that pump, groan, belch and spark, Tesla Model S possesses only one moving piece: the rotor. This allows the car to have instantaneous acceleration, like flipping a switch. The car hits 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and travels up to about 60 miles per hour without a single drop of gasoline, a clear indication that it takes electric performance and energy conservation to the next level.
How Tesla Electric Cars Work
All electric cars from Tesla use automotive-grade lithium-ion batteries cells for optimum thermal management, safety and energy density. Tesla batteries are similar to those of laptops and smartphones, only that they are bigger, heavier and more powerful. They are charged using a special type of charger known as the Tesla Supercharger. The charging process isn’t much different from the way you usually charge your portable electronic devices.
Once you buy an electric car from Tesla, you are provided with your own supercharging station called High Power Wall Charger or Tesla Home Charging Station. You can also use Tesla’s Mobile Connector to charge your car anywhere you can access electricity. In addition, Tesla is in the process of installing numerous supercharging stations on highways and streets across the United States and Canada. These stations are meant to allow you to charge you electric car after every 1 or 2 hours.
To top it all, Tesla motors is constantly producing cars that not only conform to all US safety, durability and environmental standards, but also pass the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). Tesla owners are increasingly relying exclusively on solar for their cars’ energy needs, allowing them to lead an emission-free lifestyle.