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Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.

The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000

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Tesla Model S and insuring Tesla

If Tesla Build In-House Insurance Here Is What It Needs To Succeed

Tesa is developing its InsureMyTesla insurance program and further expanding it. Later in 2018 Alex Tsetsenekos, Head of North America for Tesla's new Managing General Agency, InsureMyTesla, will be joining the discussion to deliver the closing keynote presentation, Building a Customer Centric Insurance Company for Tesla, on October 3. I spoke with some Tesla Model S owners and here is what they said Tesla needs for them to switch to Tesla's own insurance program.
Tesa 2018 Shareholder meeting live

Tesla Shows a New Image of Model Y at The 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Here you can watch the live recording of Tesla's 2018 annual shareholder meeting in which Tesla showed a new image of model Y. Lots of investor eyes, Tesla owner eyes and Model 3 reservation holder eyes were on CEO Elon Musk who faced scrutiny at the shareholder meeting.
Tesla Model S tops EV Sales and EV Revenue Projection

The Best Selling EVs of 2017 and Electric Vehicle Sales Projections of 2019

Electric car sales are growing in China, but the United States comes the second and in 2017 Tesla Model S topped the list of top selling EV sales per unit sold in the United States. It's followed by Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model X, Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. Here is one projection on how EV sales revenue will grow by 2019.
Elon Musk Tesla CEO ahead of Shareholder Meeting

Tesla Investors Hope for a 'Bombshell' from Musk, But They Need One of These 7 Things

Tesla and investors are actively preparing for tomorrow's shareholder meeting. Some are frustrated with the CEO Elon Musk while other expect a 'bombshell' from Elon tomorrow. What could possibly be a 'bombshell' at a shareholder's meeting? Here are 7 possibilities.
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5 Things You Need To Know About Tesla and Elon Musk That Happened This Week

Tesla had a rough week, especially the Thursday and Friday, but there is also good news. The week started with Consumer Reports not recommending Tesla Model 3 because of problematic brakes and other issues, but we are not even going to mention that anymore in this article. Let's see what else happened that is noteworthy.
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4 Most Common Ways Dealers Steer Car Buyers away From EVs

The last time you went to a car dealership to buy a new or used car, most probably you were not introduced to the dealership's used or new electric car inventory. At last, this is according to a new study by a group of researchers who posed as car shoppers. I am not surprised as I will tell you what my local Chevy dealer told me once.
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Chevy Volt is Better For The Middle Class Than Tesla Because Electricity Is Always Cheaper Than Gas

Let's say you are a middle class family and need to decide between the Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S, how do you make the decision? I am not even talking about Tesla Model 3 as we haven't yet seen the the $35,000 price. Thus, it's not for the middle class.
Chevy Volt charging

Chevy Volt vs Tesla Model 3 Charging Cost and The Math

Many people debate about the cost to charge electric cars and if it's cheaper to charge at home vs charging them in public or commercial stations. Really, how much does it cost to charge an electric car at a commercial charging station and at home. Which one is less expensive to charge: Chevy Volt or Tesla Model 3?
CR doesn't recommend Tesla Model 3

When all the bugs are worked out of the Model 3 I am sure CR will change its feelings

Consumer Reports has finally tested the Tesla Model 3. According to engineers at the magazine the Model 3 suffers on a number of fronts. Much of the report revisits the usual problems with Tesla cars. They again bring up construction quality issues with the car. The usual squeaks and rattles with the dash and gaps in the body panels. The main issue with the car that garnered a "not recommended", rating was it's braking performance.
Tesla Model X Towing a Qantas Boeing Dreamliner

Watch Qantas Using a Tesla 2nd Time in a Marketing Move as Model X Tows a Dreamliner

The Tesla Model X has a reported towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, but Australian Qantas Airlines shows that this electric SUV can tow more than any other electric car currently on the market. Watch this video, which shows how Model X tows a Boeing Dreamliner and beats a Guinness Record.

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