Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle company that uses Lithium-ion batteries as the main power. Tesla’s current products are electric cars and batteries from home to grid-scale. Elon Musk created Tesla, Inc. in 2003 with a vision of sustainable transport and energy. Musk launched the first car model, the Roadster, in 2009. It was followed by Model S(Sedan) in 2012, Model X(SUV) in 2015, and Model 3(Sedan) in 2017.
Tesla claims 220 miles (354 km) Standard Range 263 miles (423 km) Standard Range Plus 353 miles (568 km) Long Range AWD/Long Range Performance AWD 313 miles (504 km) Long Range Performance AWD with Performance Upgrade on Tesla Model 3.
Tesla Model 3 received a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP main reason being the absence of an engine. As the power from the batteries is directly fed into the motors, there is no need for an engine. Due to the absence of an engine, all the empty steel, and aluminum at the front of the car crumples, drawing the shock of the crash away from the occupants.
Unlike most SUVs which tend to roll over with ease, the Model X continues to return at an upright position. The Model X was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash-test rating. The Model X hosts active safety technology such as a collision avoidance system and automatic emergency braking. It also has specially designed side sills that absorb the shock of the crash.
Most of the Tesla vehicles have their battery packs placed at the bottom surface. This concept lowers the center of gravity of the Model 3, Reducing the chances of rollovers. So Model 3 has a 5 Star rating in the rollover tests.
Tesla’s Supercharger network was introduced in September 2012 with six charging stations. In February 2021 Tesla reported over 23,277 Superchargers in over 2,564 stations worldwide. A Tesla Supercharger is a 480-volt direct current fast-charging technology that takes about 20 minutes to charge to 50%, 40 minutes to charge to 80%, and 75 minutes to 100%.
One of the main perks of buying a tesla vehicle is the Supercharger network. You can set the destination in a tesla vehicle and it will automatically calculate the route and time of journey with charging breaks at the Superchargers.
Another main perk of buying a Tesla vehicle is the autopilot. You can set the destination and sit back and relax while tesla’s autopilot will drive and take you to the destination. Autopilot neural networks involve 48 networks that take 70,000 GPU hours to train. Together, they output 1,000 distinct tensors (predictions) at each timestep.
1. Electric cars are environmentally friendly and lack of exhaust gases.
2.Low cost of maintenance and operation.
3. Electrically powered engines and hence there is no need to lubricate the engines
4. High efficiency of the electric motor in comparison with the petrol engine.