What is a Tesla And Why Are They So Cool?

I have been hearing quite a bit about Teslas and Tesla as a company, however other than the fact that I know they are an automaker, I don’t know much about Tesla – but I feel like I should know more.  So let’s take a look at Tesla and what makes their automobiles so freaking awesome.

What Is A Tesla?

Tesla Motors, Inc. is an American company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components, therefore, a “Tesla” is an automobile manufactured by Tesla Motors, Inc.  Think of it in the terms of “I drive a Ford”, but you drive a Tesla.

Why Are Tesla’s So Cool (2014 Model S)?

To fully understand why Tesla’s are so cool let’s first look at what a Tesla is:

  • Teslas are fully-electric cars
  • You do not put any gasoline in a Tesla
  • The batteries in a Tesla are charged by plugging the car into a regular wall outlet
  • The 85kwh battery can get you as far as 260 miles on a single charge!

The CEO of Tesla recently reported in their Q3 earnings call that they can not keep up with the demand for their vehicles – which is a good problem to have and one of the reasons why people want one!  You always want what you can’t have, and right now Teslas are hard to get a hold of.

How do I charge my Tesla on Longer Trips

Tesla has super-charger stations located about 1/2 way between most major cities and charging takes as little as 20 minutes.