Tesla Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors Inc.) was founded by American engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003. They named the Palo Alto based company, Tesla, as a tribute to the engineer Nikola Tesla. In fact, Elon Musk (Co-Founder, Tesla) become involved with the company post the founding of Tesla Motors. He was the lead investor in the 2004 Series A investment round.
In 2008, Tesla unveiled its first zero-emission electric vehicle (EV), the all-electric Roadster. As they say, the rest is history. Tesla, Inc is a publicly listed company and has a market value higher than any other automotive manufacturer. Elon Musk is also ranked as one of the richest individuals in the world. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he is ranked second with a net worth of US$187 billion.
Tesla has the following battery-electric vehicle (BEV) models either in production or in development. In 2020, the EV company surpassed a production volume of 1 million plug-in electric cars.
- The all-electric Tesla Model S
- The all-electric Tesla Model 3
- The all-electric Tesla Model X
- The all-electric Tesla Model Y
- The all-electric Tesla Roadster
- The all-electric Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla also sells battery energy storage, solar panels, solar roof and other EV charging related equipment and accessories. Tesla also owns and operates a vast network of Tesla Superchargers (20,000+ across more than 4,500 locations).
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The All-Electric Tesla Model 3
The all-electric Tesla Model 3 is a best-selling electric vehicle globally. Since its unveiling in 2016, the Tesla Model 3 has been making history. Within a week of opening the booking for the ‘affordable’ Tesla, orders had topped 325,000 units. As of December 2020, more than 800,000 pure electric Model 3 cars have been delivered.
Deliveries to US customers commenced in July 2017. In February 2019, the Model 3 become the best selling plug-in electric car in the US. For the UK market, the Model 3 bookings opened in May 2019, with deliveries commencing in June 2019.
|At A Glance|
|EV Type:||Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)|
|Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):||Not Available|
|Available In UK:||Yes|
|Trims (3 Options)|
|Standard Range Plus (from £40,990)|
|Long Range (from £48,490)|
|Performance (from £59,990)|
|A best-selling electric car||Expensive. Cheaper pure electric alternatives available|
|Fast electric performance||Build quality can be improved|
|Good EV battery range and Supercharger network||Low rankings in 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey|
|EV Battery & Emissions|
|EV Battery Type:||Lithium-ion|
|EV Battery Capacity:||Available in three battery sizes (53 kWh, 78 kWh, 82 kWh)|
|Charging:||Up to 250 kW rapid charging standard. On-board charger 11 kW AC (3-Phase)|
|Charge Port:||Type 2|
|EV Cable Type:||Type 2|
|Tailpipe Emissions:||0g (CO2/km)|
|Warranty:||8 years or 100,000 miles|
|Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus|
|EV Battery Capacity:||53 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||278 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):||154|
|Charging:||170 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)|
|Top Speed:||140 mph|
|0-60 mph:||5.3 seconds|
|Drive:||Rear-wheel drive (RWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||239|
|Max Power (PS):||325|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range|
|EV Battery Capacity:||78 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||360 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):||152|
|Charging:||190 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)|
|Top Speed:||145 mph|
|0-60 mph:||4.2 seconds|
|Drive:||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||324|
|Max Power (PS):||441|
|Tesla Model 3 Performance|
|EV Battery Capacity:||82 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||352 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):||165|
|Charging:||250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)|
|Top Speed:||162 mph|
|0-60 mph:||3.1 seconds|
|Drive:||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||377|
|Max Power (PS):||513|
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