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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
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and 2018 Tesla Model 3

Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Gets Impressive EV Mode Efficiency

Like any good fuel efficiency data nerd, I keep my own record of my vehicles’ energy use, be that from electricity or gasoline. I own both a 2022 Kia Sorento AWD Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and a RWD 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range and I have approximately 800 miles worth of mixed use data regarding the efficiency of my Kia Sorento PHEV. Comparing information about the two vehicles’ respective efficiency has revealed something quite interesting.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 World's Best-selling Electric Car 2021, Fourth Year In A Row

For the fourth consecutive year Tesla Model 3 has been crowned the best-selling electric car in the world: launched in 2017, it has been claiming this title on an annual basis since 2018, its first year in full production. However, its reign could end soon due to the rise of another top-selling fully electric superstar: the Model Y.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Good News For Tesla: A Cobalt-Nickel Free Lithium-Iron Battery To Be Available In 3 years, 50% More Energy Dense Than LFP

The race to find the perfect match in battery chemistry has led university teams and private companies around the world – including Tesla, obviously - to research multiple possible pathways. One of those companies, "C4V", just introduced an interesting alternative to Lithium-Iron batteries, with LFP properties but way more efficient.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk Confirmed Tesla Will Support FSD Licensing By Other Manufacturers

Back in 2019 Tesla presented the evolution of Autopilot, the FSD or “Full Self-Driving” system. No longer just a mere roadside assistant, it basically promised to get you from point A to B, though while always keeping your eyes on the road. In short, and despite the name, it is still an autonomous level 2 "ADAS"; that is, the driver must be paying full attention at all times.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Reach Terawatt-hour Production In Stationary Storage

Battery storage is becoming an increasingly efficient tool to regulate and balance the electricity grid, in order to make the most of renewable sources; a clean alternative to fossil fuels that has a long way to go in terms of production. Tesla has indicated they hope to contribute by raising their annual production at rates of Terawatt-hours (TWh).
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Exceeds Expectations And Breaks All Records In 2021; Q4 Results

Tesla published the financial results of 2021, greatly exceeding expectations in both turnover and profits. Although they asked for caution for 2022 projections - due to ongoing problems with the supply chain and logistics – they are optimistic about the increase in production with the opening of Giga-Texas and Giga-Berlin.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Giga-Texas Model Y With Structural Batteries And 4680 Cells Confirmed By Tesla

Tesla has officially confirmed that Giga Texas, its second car factory in the US after Fremont, has already started producing the Model Y. Although many units of the BEV SUV have already been assembled, Tesla is still waiting for the authorities to give a final green light.
Kia EV6 closeup

Kia EV6 Pricing Revealed, Beats Almost All Currently Available EV Competitors

Kia has revealed the pricing of their new EV6 for the U.S. market and the good news is that it has a lower starting MSRP, at $40,900, than almost every other compact EV SUV currently for sale. Only the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (when the RWD base model goes on sale) are priced lower than the EV6, and only a tad lower at $40,760 and $39,700 respectively.
Drag Race between Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Dream Edition

Drag Race Between Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Dream Edition

In the red corner, we have the Tesla Model S Plaid. Costing at around $124,490 with 1,020 horsepower. In the blue corner, we have the Lucid Air Dream Edition, of which only 520 have and ever will be made, costing around $169,000 with 1,111 horsepower. Who will win this drag race matchup?
Tesla Model S, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Affordable Tesla "Model Q" Might Have BYD LFP Battery And Cost 25K: Renewed Rumors

Tesla has been working for a long time on the launch of an affordable car (around $25,000), that is, cheaper than a Model 3 and presumably smaller in size. New rumors have emerged in recent days from different sources that point out at the new model, which would apparently be called "Model Q"; again, these are speculations and nothing has actually been confirmed by Tesla, but the truth is that everybody likes the idea.