Tesla is the number one electric automobile manufacturer by more than double. The company has a net worth of $1.18 trillion today. This makes $10,000 worth of stock in 2011 now worth
$2.1 million making it one of the best performing stock options. Tesla’s global sales were 936,222 cars in 2021, an 87% increase over 2020. This growth until now has been inconceivable. Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (NVC) has reported the Tesla Model 3 is the UK’s most popular electric car.
Many Different Models
Tesla has a unique selection of vehicles available for purchase. Here’s a list of the ones currently available:
Model S platforms unite powertrain and battery technologies for unrivaled performance, range, and efficiency. New module and pack thermal architecture allows faster charging and gives you more power and endurance in all conditions.
The inside of Model 3 is unlike any other car. You can use your smartphone as a key, and access all driver controls in the central 15-inch touchscreen. The all-glass roof extends from front to back, creating a sense of openness from every seat.
With the most power and quickest acceleration of any SUV, Model X Plaid is the highest performing SUV ever built. All Model X powertrains, with updated battery architecture, can deliver instant torque at any speed.
Model Y provides maximum versatility with its ability to to carry seven passengers and their cargo. Each second-row seat folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage, and more. The liftgate opens to a low trunk floor that makes loading and unloading easy and quick.
International Sales and Geographic Popularity
Tesla not only shatters records in the United States but all of Europe and Asia as well. Its dependability performance over other electric vehicle manufacturers has ballooned its sales over the competition. Tesla, still an infant motor manufacturer, has not only crawled and walked sooner than anyone predicted, but now it is running away with the top prizes.
Due to government regulations, most purchases in Europe are either hybrid or fully-electric vehicles. Europe has not decided when it will impose regulation on gas-powered engines, but there are already restrictions in metropolitan cities. This makes buying hybrid and electric models not only trendy but an investment in the future. Tesla maintains 3,059 Supercharger stations in over 40 countries as of October 2021. They also maintain destination charging stations around the world.
Charging your Tesla
Charging your Tesla will take some planning and allowances. There are several different options for how you can charge your vehicle.
The first option is charging at home with a $550 wall connector. You will be charging at 44 miles of range added per hour of charging. If you are not driving long distances every day, this may be the best option. A full charge will earn you 300 to 400 miles of travel. This can vary due to operating considerations. Speed, idle, city vs. highway miles, are variables that may change your vehicle’s performance. Learning how to drive to get the full potential of its power will come with a learning curve. Teslas are not made to be operated like gas-powered cars.
The next option for charging is called supercharging. Most of Tesla’s charging stations are made up of Tesla Superchargers. Superchargers are ultra-powerful 480-volt charging stations that allow some Tesla owners to fully charge their cars in under an hour. It’s important to note that most models will take up to 75 minutes to reach a full 100% charge with a Supercharger. While Superchargers are fast compared to other electric vehicle chargers, it still takes more time than filling a gas tank. So, factoring in extra time for charging is essential. These stations are not free. The average Supercharger runs around $0.25 per KW. A full recharge to about 250 miles of range costs approximately $22.00. Typically, a half charge (150 miles of range) would cost about $11.00. Cost varies based on the region of the country and local electricity rates. In some areas, Tesla is not permitted by law to charge by KW. In these areas, they charge in 15-minute increments.
The last charging opportunity is called destination charging. This form of charging is free with patronage to the destination’s business. These are typically hotels and restaurants. These charging stations are not fast charging like Superchargers. Tesla does not permit destination stations to be paid charging.
There is no doubt that Tesla is leading the way in the automobile industry through its development of the all-electric sports car. Before Tesla, hybrid electric cars were sometimes regarded as toys. There was a need to give electric cars a new look. This gamble has paid off in gold. Everyone that smeared at the company beginning wishes they had a piece of the pie now.
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