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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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Driver Puts Tesla Model S 70D to 0-60 and 0-80 MPH Test with Impressive Results

I was able to check out the Tesla Model S 70D, which is the newest configuration, and now the entry level Model S. The vehicle has a range of 240 miles on a single charge.

All three of us that were in the vehicle were highly impressed by the instant acceleration, which Tesla Model S 70D vehicle can deliver. Many have said that electric cars are bloated up golf carts that are slow, and only to be used for a commute to work and back. That is not true. Take a look at this video and you may be convinced in the otherwise.

Car makers have little incentive to compete with Tesla unless it succeeds with model 3

Most auto makers are not fully vested in making Electric Cars. Making an EV is reactionary to what they see as a niche market. Instead of building an EV from the ground up, they take their cheapest ICE car and replace components to make it an EV.

Go to any car dealership and ask 20 questions about their EV. An average salesman won't know a thing about it. The rest of their cars they memorize things like ignition timing.

EV vs ICE parity in 10 years? Commenter Argues We Have Already Reached That Point

Jamie says Tesla is obviously the foremost example of an electric car, which crushes the gasoline competition, though he doesn't like to talk about Tesla as if its the only game in town, despite being an owner and investor. Below is Jamie's comment in response to our earlier story about EV prices possibly matching ICE prices in 10 years.

When These 2 Challenges are Fixed, More LEAFs and Teslas Will Be Sold

Thomas Crummett comments on the subject under our discussion at the SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook.

The big thing to me is the infrastructure. Count the number of public EV stations where you can recharge. Now, count the number of gas stations. Roughly estimating, I'd say there's anywhere between 100 and 1000 gas stations for every public EV station.

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Tesla Model S Owners Are Rich - Should We Keep EV Incentives For Luxury Vehicles?

There's no doubt that Model S owners are often Tesla superfans. The vehicle they love is not cheap and their purchase is often used as an argument against government incentivization of EVs. Now we have a poll of Tesla owners that adds more fuel to the debate fires.
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Dodge Charger Hellcat Beats Tesla P85D in Motor Trend Shootout (Video)

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D sedan are two of the best performing sedans on sale today and the folks at Motor Trend have just rolled out a great new video showing these two very different American super-sedans duking it out in a variety of tests and – surprisingly – the Charger gets the nod from MT as the baddest sedan on the block.

Electric F-150 Necessary for Widespread EV Adoption

A leading consulting and research firm in Mountain View, California, Frost & Sullivan, has released its prediction for 2015 electric car sales. The group believes that about 480,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold worldwide by the end of the year.

The company estimates that 320,000 EVs were sold globally in 2014, meaning that the prediction for 2015 would equal a 50 percent increase in sales. While this is certainly impressive growth and reflects the slow process of mass adoption among consumers, it's important to put these numbers in perspective.

LEAF charging

New Tesla 'Range Anxiety' Software Is Just Like the Nissan LEAF

With much hype and a lot of fanfare, Tesla's Elon Musk announced a new software update that will "eliminate range anxiety." The software basically does what most other electric vehicles already do: estimates range based on certain factors and tells the driver how much battery they have left, in terms of miles.
Dodge Hellcat Challenger burnout SS

The Slow Hellcat Challenger Owner Wants a Rematch with the Tesla

About a month back or so, a video hit YouTube showing a Tesla P85D beating the tar out of a poorly driven Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, but a new video showing that same 707 horsepower Challenger has it running proper quarter mile times – and reportedly wanting a rematch with the 691hp Tesla.
Tesla Roadster EV

Tesla’s New Roadster 3.0 Said to Travel 400 Miles on One Charge

It’s safe to say that Tesla is the king of high-end electric cars. A Christmas announcement came straight from the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and it’s a good one we might add. The company’s new Roadster 3.0 has received quite the upgrade, one that will allow it to travel 400 miles on one single charge. That will allow the car to go 40-50 percent longer than other vehicles, and being 15 percent more aerodynamic doesn’t hurt.

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