Tesla has truly changed the world for electric vehicles. Their dominance in the EV space is not only limited to the US. They operate in at least ten more countries as of now, planning to take over more as they go. WhenÂ Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning launched the company, no one knew what was coming their way. But the moment Roadster was released, it was clear they were here to stay and lead. Tesla Motors Inc was started with an aim to build a car company which is also a tech company. The name was changed to Tesla Inc when they branched out to make more products and services like solar panels, roof tiles, batteries, plug-ins, etc.
Today Tesla is known as the best-selling plug-in and battery electric carmaker. They occupy a whopping 23% market share in the battery-electric car segment and about 17% in the plug-in segment. The company just accomplished the milestone of producing a million electric cars. 81% of the total EVs sold in the first half of 2020 in the US, were Teslas. All of this started from the humble Roadster (which won several awards for Elon Musk). Even though the car had its own fair share of issues due to which it was discontinued soon, it paved the way for some of the greatest vehicles and technology the world had ever seen.
Tesla has come a long way from the Roadster days though. Kick back with a drink and let us take you on a tour of Teslaâ€™s entire electric vehicle lineup.
Designed with the goal of carving a space in the pickup market, Cybertruck is reported to be moving into production by late 2021 according to Electrek. It is laced with alien-ish designs, sharp exteriors, and a scratch-resistant stainless steel body. The truck looks menacing, to be modest. To top that off, it flaunts a whole lot of capabilities that will put the existing pickups to shame. The Cybertruck shall be available with an all-wheel-drive, a mind-blowing range of 500 plus miles, and a towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds. The starting price is estimated to be $39,900.
The Roadster is coming back. The original model had premiered in 2008 but didnâ€™t perform as expected. Most of the EV fanatics donâ€™t even remember it now but if we go by the concept, things are about to change and how. The second generation of the legendary, ground-breaking Roadster will pack significantly more punch, improved range, and more space of course. When the concept was revealed in 2017, Musk boasted about it having a whopping 250mph top speed and an unbelievable 1.9 seconds time to hit zero to 60. The estimated starting price is $200K.
The all-electric five-door sedan was revealed in 2012. The 2020 Long Range Plus packs an unheard-of EPA range of 402 miles. It is way more than any other electric car in the market so far. The 2021 Model S comes equipped with even more range and monstrous acceleration. Depending on the trims, it will deliver 348 to 520 miles of driving range in a single charge, at the starting price of $74,990.
Model 3 is an entry-level four-door fastback sedan launched in 2017. It is hands down the most popular Tesla offering all around the world. Model 3 has consistently been the top seller EV in the US throughout 2018 and 2019.
Equipped with powerful acceleration, awesome handling, future tech, and above all, affordable prices, Model 3 has been a fan favorite since its inception. While the Long Range trim boasts of a range of 322 miles, the Performance trim chimes in with a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. There is usually an extremely long waiting time but that doesnâ€™t seem to deter the loyalists. As of now, it is the cheapest Tesla that you can lay your hands on, at a starting price of $36,200 for the 2020 model. A 2021 Model 3 refresh is doing the rounds too as per Electrek. It is reported to hit the stores with a number of updated features.
The Model X is a pretty falcon-winged all-electric luxury SUV (with seven seating capacity) from Tesla. The concept was unveiled in 2012 and the car was launched in 2015. The standard trim has been scrapped in the 2020 version and the model is only available now in the Long Range Plus (with 351 miles and 0-60 time of 4.4s) and Performance variants (305 miles and 0-60 time of 2.7s). It is available at a starting price of $81,190. The 2019 model came with a standard (325-mile range), Performance (289-mile range and 0-60 time of 3.5s), and a Ludicrous mode at $15,000 extra (with 0-60 time of 2.8s). The starting price for the ’19 model was $82,200.
The compact crossover Model Y was revealed in 2019 and launched in 2020. It is laced with an impressive performance, brilliant EV range, and huge space with seven seats. With an estimated EPA range of 316 miles, Model Y is similar to Model X but is more fuel-efficient than the other Tesla models, except the smaller Model 3. The 2020 model offers an estimated range of 316 miles at the starting price of $51,190.
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