As global warming is being a nagging issue voiced out in protests, expositions and public awareness since early 1900s, industries most especially car manufacturers have considered producing a more eco-friendly way of using transportation. Tesla Motors (take note of the name which came from the world class scientist electrical engineer/ scientist, Nikola Tesla) immediately took the challenge in venturing manufacturing gasoline and diesel-free vehicles. Although initially, Tesla aimed its target to the upper crust, it now expands its market to the social class with average incomes though it’s yet another story. What we have now are two of Tesla’s remarkable babies: the 2008 Tesla Roadster, 2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 Tesla Model S which are affluently designed by Tesla as showcase for the upper class stream.
The first baby of Tesla Motors Inc., 2008 Tesla Roadster, is elegantly designed electric babe with an offered acceleration at 0-60 mph in mere 3.9 seconds which means it maneuvers like a top-notch sports car all the while without even gas emission just like from your ordinary sprinters. Originally, Roadster was built-in with a two-speed automatic but was later on upgraded into a stouter one-speed unit which met Tesla’s prior promise of acceleration. The Roadster weighs 2, 690 pounds but spins out 248 horsepower. Its 16” pair in front and 17” pair at the rear, allow wheels and its monetary value of a little more than $100,000 complete the ensemble of a sports car outfit.
2013 Tesla Model S is a luxury sedan with battery capacity of 85kWh in its 5×8 ft and 4” thick case which can be replenished every 10 hours with the 10 kW charger. This babe can whip up a speed of 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds which is quite similar to the performance of Germany’s V-8. Its bodywork weighs 4,785 pounds, hence bespeaks excellence given its stat in performance. The only ditch about the smoothness of this babe is only when you set it on rough roadways. But slashing that one off, 2013 model S runs like one sleek cat. In addition to body work and performance, this car holds a vast touch-screen that completely replaced buttons on dashboard. It features climate-control and navigation system just magically right beneath your own fingertips. Basically, its price is $97, 900 but can still go up given that you have to pay taxes.
It’s to Tesla Motor’s pride when 2014 edition of Model S ranked 2nd among the 12 luxury cars. Given its power performance and opulent interior, indeed 2014 Tesla Model S deems to be an electric car extraordinaire. Basically, Model S gets into an acquired 94 mpg-equivalent city/highway, and has a 208-mile range. It is quick steering and brakes are remarkably a strong point for this babe. Its interior holds a spacious front seat but rears seats that may be in need of little more room for comfort. Like its 2013 predecessor, it possesses a standard 17” touch screen as an access to its different vehicular settings namely—navigation and climate control. It also exposes other add-ons like rearview camera, blue tooth phone and audio streaming, Wi-Fi feature and a seven-speaker audio system. Other features include panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery and 2 rear-facing jump seats for the comfort of added accommodation, making the seat capacity to 7 numerals.
Now, who says that electric cars deem themselves as geeks of their peers? These three lovable babes certainly refrain to be considered one. With their eco-friendly but powerful assets, their kind will be an ‘it’ in no time. So, for the equally nature-loving drivers out there, what do you say about electron-powered transports now?