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Tesla simply explained and why I drive Tesla

Tesla is an American company that produces and sells electric cars, battery power storage and photovoltaic systems. The company’s goal is also called “accelerating the transition to sustainable energy”.

This is why Tesla is trying to promote the move away from burning fossil fuels with its products. Since the beginning of industrialisation around 1850, the concentration of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere has been constantly rising. A connection with global warming is now confirmed by most scientists.

To counter this negative trend, companies such as Tesla are developing alternative products that will enable humanity to live in the future on the basis of sustainable energy such as solar or wind power.

Four reasons why I do not want to drive another car

All Tesla vehicles are pure electric vehicles, which are nevertheless suitable for everyday use, future-oriented and locally 100% emission-free without exhaust gases. For the following reasons I drive Tesla myself and would never buy a car with a combustion engine again:

The driving experience

Anyone who has driven an electric car once and judged it really impartially will not want to drive anything else after that. Electric driving is a smooth and quiet gliding without jerking and rattling vibrations (which you will only notice when you know the difference). There are no howling or humming engines and still incredible and instantly available power that makes every combustion engine look old. An electric car simply looks and feels like the future through and through. In comparison, a car with a combustion engine only looks like a dinosaur.

The technological lead

Some people claim Tesla is 7 years ahead of the rest of the car industry. In the meantime, all manufacturers are focusing on electric mobility. But none of them offers a complete package that is so suitable for everyday use and is constantly improving.

Through software updates, every vehicle, just like a mobile phone, receives new functions and improvements via WiFi or mobile phone network (free!). So the car gets better and better overnight. A feeling that I never knew before.

The maintenance costs

An electric car requires practically no maintenance. The maintenance costs of a Tesla are correspondingly low. Electric motors consist of much fewer components than combustion engines, because an electric motor is technically much simpler and does not require a gearbox. An electric motor simply rotates backwards when the driver wants to put the car in “reverse gear”. The electric drive is also designed to last a million miles (1.6 million kilometers) without requiring any maintenance.

A comprehensive network with fast charging stations

With its “Supercharger” charging stations, Tesla offers its own network, which makes it possible to do long distance traveling without problems. So far no other manufacturer offers such a well developed and reliable infrastructure. At Tesla there are no different charging cards or payment systems. Simply plug in the cable and the vehicle charges automatically. The electricity costs are billed using the payment information stored in the customer account.

Which Tesla vehicle models are available?

The goal of a society with mobility based on sustainable energy is also the reason why Tesla does not build hybrid vehicles. A hybrid is always a car with a combustion engine. And it doesn’t solve the problem from an environmental point of view, it just whitewashes the fuel consumption on paper. This is an overview of the vehicle models. They are all fully electric and equipped with sufficient everyday range.

Tesla Model S


Tesla Sonnenblende Model S

The Model S is a luxury class liftback sedan with four doors, five seats and two trunks (front and rear).

Tesla Model 3


The Model 3 is a mid-size sedan with four doors, five seats and two trunks (front and rear).

Tesla Model X


Tesla Model X Ausstattung

The Model X is a luxury class SUV with four doors, five to seven seats and two trunks (front and rear).

Tesla Model Y


The Model Y is a mid-size SUV crossover with four doors, five seats and two trunks (front and rear). The Model Y is scheduled to be launched in Europe from 2021.

Cybertruck


Tesla Cybertruck

The Cybertruck is a prototype of a light commercial vehicle with a loading area in the form of a pick-up truck. The Cybertruck is expected to be on the market from the end of 2021 at the earliest (probably first USA).

Roadster (2008)


Tesla Roadster

The Roadster is a two-seater sports car based on the Lotus Elise. It is Tesla’s first production vehicle and was manufactured from 2008 to 2012.

Roadster 2


Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster 2 is a four-seater super sports car under development. It is said that even the basic version of the Roadster will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 1.9 seconds. A sales start from 2022 seems likely.