Innovation, engineering and great thinking!
Imagine yourself a brand new car in front of you, with the most beautiful designed lines, impressive, highlighted with reflections of the sunshine on a warm summer morning. You feel a slight wind breeze in your hair, you open the front door on the driver´s side and place yourself in the comfortable seat. You smell the scent of the brand new car, you look around you to see the most modern solutions of high tech in total harmony with top notch interior design. You tune in your favorite song or radio station on the large touch screen of the centre console. Then you grab the steering wheel… and off you go! Acceleration of a sports car, comfort of a luxury car, silence like if you were sitting in a first class compartment on a train. All this but without emitting exhaust fumes.
This is what Tesla Motors (Official) are offering their customers today!
The old Tesla, Nikola Tesla, was a great inventor, engineer and futurist, working on a large range of projects and succeeding to come up with many great solutions. He worked during a period of time for the famous Thomas Edison, but maybe he did not get the recognition that he actually deserved. His idea of developing electric cars for the public however, is still alive and kicking.
The new Tesla, Tesla Motors (Wiki), was founded in 2003. Tesla started off by manufacturing the first fully electric sports car in serial production, the model was called Tesla Roadster. It reminds a bit of the Lotus Elise on its exterior design but it´s powered by lithium-ion battery cells with a capacity to travel 320 km (200 miles) on one charge. I have always been really interested in cars, since I was a little boy. At that time I liked small toy cars and now when I am big, I like big “toy” cars. Very logical! Anyway, I have been following Tesla through the years and when I spotted a Roadster in a parking lot, for quite some time ago, I had to take this picture.
A beautiful GREEN car and I like the registration plate that says: “KÖRPÅEL”. That is Swedish and means “DRIVESONELECTRICITY”. Until September 2012 Tesla Motors sold 2.400 cars of the Roadster model, and these sales helped the funding of developing the Model S that is a luxury sedan with great comfort, but still having the performance of a sports car. Model S is now the top selling plug-in electric car in North America. Tesla says that their goal is to sell 21.000 cars in 2013 and expected global sales for 2014 of 30.000 units.
Tesla Model S is not only beautiful with comfort and great high tech, it´s also very practical. Check out the space for example! Hehe! 😉
Also very economic! Here is a clip about their new supercharger.
…and here, amazing battery swap in 90 seconds. Faster than to fill up your car with gas!
Future aim is in line with old Nikola´s idea. The third generation car will be in the size of Audi A4 and will offer everything such as range, performance and affordability targeting the mass market. Just what Nikola Tesla wanted, to make a good electric car available for the people.
My blog is only a few weeks old and there are so many interesting things I would like to write about. What made me decide on a blog post right now about Tesla, is all recent news about this interesting company. News that have increased the value of the Tesla stocks that much so that now actually the company exceeds the value of FIAT, and they manufacture millions of cars. For example we were reported profit of the first quarter this year, which was the first profitable quarter in the history of Tesla. Tesla also repaid a loan to the Department of Energy of more than 450 million dollars last week, that was 9 years earlier than they needed. The Tesla stock is now up more than 200% the last three months. Some voices have been heard criticizing Co-founder and CEO Elon Musk, about his frequent posts on twitter and social medias, meaning that this could have effects on the stock. I on the other hand believe that Elon Musk is a true genius when it comes to marketing strategy. The people Musk is reaching on blogs and social medias, know exactly what they look for, they´re trendy, they like technology, they care about the planet and in general I think their age, interests and hobbies are totally lined up to fit perfectly into the target group for Tesla Motors.
I hope that Tesla Motors can continue selling their wonderful high tech engineered beautiful creations over the internet and that the State of North Carolina and others being against, rethink, and start to see the clever in the smart concept of cutting unnecessary intermediaries to make better car deals for more and happier customers. Everybody should work together to switch from fossil fuels to renewables and for win-win situations.
I want to be as good as possible to our planet, but I also always liked cars a lot. For the moment I don´t have a car, but thanks to more and more alternatives of electric vehicles and the fact that I have six charging stations within walking distance from my flat here in Barcelona, I now consider getting some kind of transport. I don´t need to compromise. I can now be sustainable, environmentalist and a good friend to Mother Earth but at the same time I can still dream about an awesome car without feeling guilty. So maybe in the future I drive my white Tesla Model S on a curvy road, along the sea, in the sunset… somewhere. 😉
So a big thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla Motors! …and all others in the electric vehicle industry, for letting me keep my passion, beautiful cars, but without feeling bad! Good luck to you all and have a nice day! 😀