Tesla: the electric cars that made history

Founded in 2003, Tesla Motors is the leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the United States, which has reached a capitalization of over $ 100 billion, surpassing the largest companies in the sector. Led by billionaire CEO Elon Musk, the automaker has revolutionized the industry with futuristic design and technology designed in the Gigafactory , a huge advanced factory where Model 3 electric motors and battery packs are produced, as well as Tesla energy storage products, such as Powerwall and Powerpack.

The company also experienced a number of growing problems on the path to that status as a leader, including public clashes with government agencies, production problems and the treatment of its workforce.

The mission of Tesla Motors is to accelerate the transition to a consumption of sustainable energy through electric vehicles and increasingly accessible energy solutions.

Tesla Roadster

tesla roadster

The company's first car, the Tesla Roadster, was introduced in 2008 to show the capabilities of a fully electric car. The body of the Lotus Elise sports car was used for the Roadster and was equipped with a fully electric battery pack which was declared capable of providing an autonomy of 1,000 km and a speed of over 400 km / h . It can accommodate up to four people, has a light and removable glass roof that can be comfortably housed in the trunk.

Tesla Model X

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Subsequently, Tesla Auto launched its first fully internally developed car, the Model X , a very intriguing SUV for the electric segment, with interiors that can accommodate seven passengers, very equipped with standard accessories and options that guarantee comfortable travel. The dimensions of the bodywork are 1.99 meters wide by 5.05 meters long, with five doors and a luggage rack with a minimum volume of 357 liters.

It provides for an autonomy of 507 km (WLTP cycle), an average energy consumption of 280 Wh / km. The 100 kWh battery capacity of this Model X can be recharged in two ways. The first is through home charging from 10 A 230V in 8 hours. If connected to a wall box, however, charging will be faster thanks to the higher amperage, and will take place in 15 minutes. The battery in this car is a Li-ion – 7104 cell.

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The double electric motorization attests for this SUV a maximum speed of 250 km / h, together with the acceleration from zero to one hundred in 4.6 seconds, it mounts an automatic gearbox and the two engines, front and rear, offer a performing four-wheel drive.

There Tesla Model X 100 kWh Dual Motor Long Range 4WD aut. it is offered at a price of 95,380 euros

Tesla Model S

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Tesla flagship car, this one Model S , offers a unique driving experience, thanks to the workmanship of the internal materials and the rich details of the passenger compartment that Tesla wanted to insert. This, together with the performance that this car can guarantee, is the expression of the luxury style typical of the Elon Musk company.

The luxurious interior and the three-volume interior ensures maximum travel comfort for passengers with a spacious interior full of precious and exclusive elements. The generous external dimensions with 4.97 meters in length also give this five doors an aura of grandeur.

Model S is also able to have fun driving with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.6 seconds and without interruption, as the electric motor does not require a real change and there are no therefore interruptions in the power supply.

The Tesla Model S provides an autonomy of 613 km (WLTP cycle), or an average energy consumption of 237.5 Wh / km, has a 100 kWh battery of useful capacity, of the Li-ion type – 7104 cells, which powers the 413 kW engine.

Class and elegance are unquestionable, to become part of this elite of motorists you need to pay 89,880 euros for the starting model , optional and customized set-ups separately.

Tesla Model 3

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The cheapest Tesla, the Model 3 , was presented in 2017 and is currently in high demand, with a waiting period of around 12 months.

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Thanks to the four doors and the 4.69 meters in length, it offers a very comfortable interior space for five people and a generous 425 liter luggage compartment. The interiors are made with the utmost attention to detail.

The Model 3 is available in three versions, of course only with electric drive. The car has four-wheel drive, with two electric motors (one front and one rear) that guarantee very high performance, the engine produces 490 HP and despite the batteries carrying the weight to 1860 Kg it is able to push the car to a speed of 261 km / h, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 in 3.4 seconds.

The quality / price ratio is very interesting, the entry level model “Model 3 50 kWh Standard Plus RWD”Is sold starting from 49,480 euros.

Tesla Cybertruck

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The latest electric car unconventional and out of the traditional schemes, it is a futuristic pickup inspired by science fiction Tesla Cybertruck .

Cybertruck is built with an external body created to guarantee maximum resistance and protection for passengers. Starting from an almost impenetrable exoskeleton, the components are designed to offer the maximum level of resistance and durability, from a structural core in cold-rolled stainless steel super resistant to Tesla armored glass.

With a load capacity of up to 1,600 kg and adjustable air suspension, the Cybertruck is the most powerful vehicle ever built by Tesla Motors , designed with a lockable external load compartment and with a volume of 2.8 cubic meters and an extremely resistant roof.

Raise and lower the suspension by four inches in both directions for easy access to the Cybertruck or load compartment, while the self-leveling capability adapts to any occasion to provide maximum assistance in any job.

The powerful transmission and low center of gravity guarantee excellent torque and traction control, for acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds and up to 800 km of autonomy.

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