Top 10 amazing facts about Tesla Inc

Undoubtedly, No other car manufacturing company is receiving recognition as Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors ‘ an American electric vehicle and clean energy company’. The company’s name is a tribute to Serbian American inventor and electrical engineer ‘Nikola Tesla’. Most of us think that Elon Musk is the face behind the foundation of Tesla, but the reality is different. Established in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning as Tesla Motors, the company has continued to innovate, improve its products, and come a long way. Tesla Motors designs, manufacture, and sell the world’s most appealing electric vehicles. The company has opened over 430 stores and around 100 service centres across the world. It is the company, everyone is talking about nowadays and here we are going to tell 10 such Tesla facts which will boost your knowledge about this company. Let’s begin:

1. Patents are open source 

Can you believe that a company leaves its patents as open-source? But you have to believe this thing as it is done by Tesla motors. As stated in the Tesla blog post published by Elon Musk in 2014, its patents are open source i.e. other car manufacturers can use them for free and they will not initiate patent lawsuits until anyone is using their technology in good faith. Elon Musk says “if your rate of innovation is high, then you don’t need to worry about protecting intellectual property because other companies will be copying something that you did years ago”. However, ‘open source philosophy’ is applicable with some conditions and Tesla can also use the changes or improvements done by other companies in its product. 

Watch Video: The REAL Reason Why Tesla Made All Patents Open-Source

2. 4 Extra Ordinary Models of Tesla

Image showing different car models of Tesla

Tesla is known for its futuristic tech cars which are just unimaginable. Their self-driving mode is the most attractive feature for the customers. Most of us know the features of Tesla Cars but don’t know the models that Tesla produces. Currently, Tesla has produced 4 Models of their cars. These 4 models are called Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y. All 4 models have both the same and distinct specifications from each other. Let’s have a quick look at these cars:

  1. Model S: This model was launched by the company in 2012 by adding new updates every year. The price of car ranges between US$ 88740 to US$ 123,740 depends upon the battery size you choose. Besides, this car is available in UK, USA and Europe.
  • Max Speed: 200mph
  • 0 to 60 mph in just 1.99s
  • Has two models: Long Range Plus and Plaid
  • Both cars have Auto pilot feature

 2. Model 3: The company launched this model in the year 2016. This model is the most affordable car out of 4 cars. The price of a car ranges between $39,490 to $53,940. Moreover, the car is available in the UK, USA, Europe.

Max speed: 162mph

0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 sec

Three Models: Model 3, Model 3 Long Range, Model 3 Performance

Standard Auto-Pilot Car but can be fully Upgrade in $10000

3. Model X: This model was launched by the company in 2015. The car comes with the luxury Falcon-Wing door which opens upward to the car. The interior comes with a huge LED screen inside. Further, the car is a bit expensive and ranges between $98,940 to $113,940.

  • Max Speed: 360 mph
  • 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 sec
  • Two models: Model X and Model X plaid

4. Model Y: This model will be available to buy in January 2022. The price range of cars lies between $52,940 to $57,940. Moreover, this model of the company offers a five-seat capacity.

  • Max speed: 135mph
  • 0 to 60mph in just 4.8 sec
  • Two Models: Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance

3. Outstanding Charging

A Tesla Supercharger is a 480-volt direct current fast-charging machinery that allows only Tesla vehicles to get speedy charged. Tesla owns and manages the largest global and fast-charging network with over 25000 Superchargers spread across the world. Earlier, these supercharger stations were free to use as the company assured free Supercharging for whole life for convincing customers early. But then in 2017, the company started charging fees for use of its supercharger network. However, those who had purchased vehicles between 2012 to 2016 were got exempted. Its charging fee varies between Supercharging stations and normally you can expect it as $25 for a complete charge i.e. from 0% to 100%. You can be billed at supercharger stations in two ways, i.e. per kilowatt-hour (kWh) or per minute.

You can easily see the charge status in the Tesla app and get informed when you’re ready to go. Moreover, Tesla cars can get recharged up to 200 miles of range in just 15 mins by superchargers and the average distance between supercharger stations is 150 miles. How far Tesla cars can go on one charge depends upon the different models of cars with having minimum travel of at least 240 miles.

4. The historical ‘Explosion’ of Tesla Shares

Tesla, an 18 years old company is now the World’s largest Carmaker Company. The main reason for this success of Tesla is because of the futuristic approach of CEO Elon Musk. He has been the CEO of Tesla since 2008. Two years after he became CEO, Tesla went Public in Stock Market. The listing of Tesla’s shares in starting was just $10 to $ 20 per share. But in just a span of 10 years, Tesla shares rise by 2000%, from $10 per share to $2049 per share. If you had invested $1000 in Tesla’s shares in 2010, then it would give you around crazy $204,900 in return.

Besides, the reason behind this tremendous upsurge in Tesla shares is the Extraordinary Cars of Tesla and World-class publicity stunts by Elon Musk.

5. The marvellous ‘Giga Factory’ of Tesla

Image showing Gigafactory of Tesla

Tesla Inc has constructed a ‘Gigafactory’ in 2014 for their lithium-ion battery and car components production. The term ‘Giga’ in Gigafactory means or represents the word ‘Billions’. This Gigafactory of Tesla is one of its kind in the whole world. Tesla is planning to increase its capacity to produce 500,000 cars per year. To reach this capacity, tesla needs the supply of Lithium-ion Batteries produced in the whole world. But that’s an impossible task. So, Tesla decided to build such a factory that will manufacture every single component of their batteries under a single roof.

Tesla started building this factory in the area of huge 5.3 million square feet in Storey County, Nevada, USA. This Giga factory is so big that it is building in phase-wise manner and only 30% of work is completed since 2014. Besides, the whole power required in this factory will be supplied through sustainable and renewable sources of energy. In 2018, Tesla’s Gigafactory produces 20 GWh of total battery production.

6. ‘Outside Speakers’

Image showing outside speakers of Tesla car

Electric vehicles are soundless and the same is in the case of Tesla cars. They are so quiet that a man walking ahead of the car won’t be able to predict that a car is behind him. To overcome such issues and to comply with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) legislation that electric vehicles should make noises to alert pedestrians of their existence, Tesla cars are prepared with outside speakers. Here one such interesting thing is that you can sound like snake jazz or Polynesian elevator music through its outside speakers wherever you go. 

7. Safest Electric Cars in the World

Image of a Tesla car

Tesla is known for the world-class safety features of Tesla Cars. It has recorded the lowest possible injury of any vehicle in Car assessment test of the USA. The company claims that Tesla’s Autopilot mode is 10 times safer than Human Driving. Tesla has secured the 5-star rating in safety tests of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Let’s look at some extraordinary features regarding the safety of the cars:

1. Automatic Braking System: The ABS system of Tesla cars will automatically put brakes whenever the car is about to collide with another vehicle or obstacle.

2. Forward Collision Warning: This feature will alert the driver from any front-side obstacle. The driver can set the timing of the alert as per his driving skill.

3. Obstacle Aware Acceleration: This OAA feature will stop the car from the sudden acceleration of the car towards any obstacle.

4. Side Collision Warning: This will alert and save the car from collision from the sides.

5. Blind Spot Monitoring: This feature will alert you from any collision from the Blind Spot area while changing the lanes.

 6. Lane Departure Avoidance: Lane Departure Avoidance means keeping the moving car in the lane area. The car will automatically detect the Road lanes and will avoid the car to leave the lane.

8. You don’t have to ‘Maintain’ your Tesla

Every Car user can relate to the Yearly Maintenance cost while using the Car. But if you are a Tesla owner, you don’t have to worry about maintenance. Tesla cars are so durable that they demand about negligible maintenance through a lifetime. The Super battery inside Tesla Car can use for a lifetime and demands no replacement. The only things that demand replacement in the future are Windshields, wiper blades, and tires.

9. Tesla cars never sleep 

Tesla is a car that is similar to devices that are daily used in our lives such as computers, laptops, mobile phones, etc. It remains still in operation while resting. The reason behind this feature is that cars of this company get overnight software updating to reduce the owner’s workload and so he doesn’t have to visit the repairing centre frequently and it also ensures the safety of your car from hacking attempts. Besides, no other car is an exception to this feature of Tesla cars. Due to timely upgradation, most parts of Tesla cars don’t require replacement. 

10. The revolutionary Auto Parking feature

Today, everyone wants to have a personal car to drive. That’s why the sale of cars is increasing globally. But, the actual problem for the automobile sector and customers is limited space available for parking. Moreover, every year tonnes of Car fuel gets wasted just in the search of adequate parking space.

Tesla has created an innovative solution that can solve the Parking issue Globally. They rolled out their ‘Auto-Parking’ feature in their Cars which can be controlled through their Smartphones. Whenever you’ll reach your destination, you just have to simply turn on the AutoPilot feature in the Car app. As this mode gets activated, the car will automatically start finding the nearest parking space. The car will search for Public parking like Malls, restaurants, etc. without the Driver. And, after you are done with your work you can simply notify the car by the app. Your Car will auto-drive and reach you at your current location.

Conclusion

Undoubtedly, Tesla Cars are the most innovative and advanced cars in the world. Day by Day the demand for Tesla cars is increasing. It shows that the Human generation is now slowly shifting towards using clean-energy cars. A few years back, it was a dream for Humans to have such a kind of car. The birth of Tesla cars has taken place just because of Elon Musk and his optimistic vision. We should learn from Elon musk that if we have a vision, then it can become a reality if we have a will to do so.

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