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by Navyatha Sandiri

The mission of Tesla is to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy in the world.

Tesla was founded by a group of technicians in 2003 who wanted to show that electric cars don’t have to compromise –electric cars can drive safer, faster, and more fun than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds renewable energy generation and storeroom goods not only in all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable. The sooner the world avoids depending on fossil fuels and progresses towards a future of zero emissions, the better Tesla believes.

Launched in 2008, the Roadster debuted Tesla’s state-of-the-art battery and powertrain technology. From there on Tesla has made the world’s first luxury all-electric sedan, the Model S, the best car in all categories. Combined with security, productivity, and performance, Model S has reset the world’s 21st century standards, with the longest range of electric vehicles and overall air software upgrades to ensure improved results over time. Motor Trend has a record 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.28 seconds.

In 2015 Tesla extended its product range to include Model X, the fastest, quickest, and most capable sports car in the history of the National Highway Transport Safety Administration, which carries 5-star protection ratings across each class. Tesla has launched the Model 3 in 2016, the low cost high-speed electric vehicle starting production in 2017, as completed CEO Elon Musk’s ‘Secret Master Plan’ Shortly following, Tesla launched the safest and most convenient Tesla Semi truck to save owners over a million kilómeters of at least $200,000 based on fuel costs.

Tesla launched Model Y in 2019, a medium-sized SUV for seven people and a cyber truck, which will have better utility and performance than a conventional truck.

At its factory in Fremont, California, and Shanghai Gigafactorie, Tesla’s vehicles are assembled. Tesla takes a holistic approach to safety to achieve this goal of making the safest factories worldwide and obliges manufacturers to engage in a multi-day training program before they ever move into the facility. Tesla continues to offer regular on-the-job training and monitoring success to progress quickly. The consequence is the ongoing improvement of Tesla’s safety rate during production ramps.

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Tesla also produces a single range of Powerwall, Powerpack, and Solar Roof energy solutions, allowing households, businesses, and utilities to handle the generation, storage, and consumption of renewable energies. Gigafactory 1, which has been planned to substantially lower battery-cell prices, serves Tesla’s automotive and energy goods. Tesla manufactures cellular production in-house, thus creating thousands of jobs, and produces batteries in the volume needed to reach production targets.

And that’s just the start. Tesla continues to make goods available and affordable to more and more people, thereby eventually accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and clean energy development with the construction of its most affordable vehicle. There already are autonomous electric vehicles, batteries, and renewables, but they become even more efficient when combined – this is the future we want.

In order to create an entire sustainable energy ecosystem, Tesla also produces a unique set of energy solutions, Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof, enabling homeowners, businesses and utilities to manage renewable energy generation, storage and consumption. Supporting Tesla’s automotive and energy products is Gigafactory 1 – a facility designed to significantly reduce the cost of battery cells. By bringing cell production in-house, Tesla manufactures batteries at the volumes needed to meet production targets, while creating thousands of jobs.

Tesla’s Model S

Tesla’s Model S

Tesla’s Model S set a new record by covering 1,078km on a single charge. It was the 100D variant that had its charging port sealed by a lawyer after it had been fully charged. The five-driver team then drove the car to Southern Italy and achieved a milestone after approximately 29 hours of non-stop action. To get as far as possible, the standard production vehicle AC was off all the way and fitted with tyres that offer low rolling resistance. Added to that, the team took advantage of the autopilot tech car that kept it running at a constant speed in the middle lane.

  • The 0-96kmph (0-60mph) time was reduced to less than 2 seconds.
  • Minor updates to the bumpers, the standard glass roof, and the new alloy wheels are changes made to the exterior.
  • The interiors have been renovated, with the new horizontal screen being one of the biggest changes.
  • The Plaid+ model can deliver a range of up to 837km and set a new world record for EV production!

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the world. A 7-seater crossover SUV, it makes a practical offer. One thing you could clearly remember about Model X is its falcon-wing doors. Tesla has now revealed a 2021 Model X facelift priced from $89,990 to $119,990. While there’s barely any change on the outside, the cabin sees a complete makeover.

  • The 2021 Tesla Model X retails in the US from $89,990 to $119,990.
  • The new Plaid variant replaces the Performance variant, which offers more power and range.
  • It features a redesigned cabin with many new features, including an airplane-style steering wheel and a 17-inch widescreen touchscreen unit.
  • External changes include a slightly revised body shape and new alloy wheels.
  • Model X is expected to be launched in India shortly after Tesla’s debut.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

American electric carmaker Tesla added another feather to his cap with the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA) awarding a perfect five-star safety rating to his 2021 Model Y SUV. The NHTSA is the leading U.S. body that oversees automotive standards and gives crash test scores to the numerous vehicles on the U.S. market.

In frontal crash testing, side crash tests, rotational tests, and safety features onboard, the safety rating is focused on vehicle results. Another important point is that the safety ranking of Model Y extends to all SUV models. This is different from the common NCAP crash tests, mostly performed by you.

  • The 2021 Tesla Model Y was tested by the NHTSA and not by the Global NCAP.
  • NHTSA is the highest governing body in the United States when it comes to vehicle standards and regulations.
  • All variants of Model Y were given the same rating, except for the rollover rating of the RWD version, which was not provided.
  • The Model Y body is designed to greatly absorb impacts and divert them away from the passenger cabin.
  • Tesla will soon be entering the Indian market, but possibly with the Model 3 sedan instead of the Model Y.


Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

The US-spec Model 3 is available in three powertrain options: Standard Plus, Long Range, and Performance. The Long Range and Value Versions have a double-motor, all-wheels-drive configuration and offer a requested range between 568 and 507 km, while the former has a rear-wheel drive and a requested range of 423km at a single price.

The Performance variant, on the other hand, can do a 0-97 km/h sprint in just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 261 km/h. Tesla could offer the Indian-spec Model 3 with the Standard Plus and Long Range variants at first, while the Performance variant could be launched later.


Tesla offers the US-spec Model 3 with a massive 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with a heated function, two wireless charging pads, and a 14-speaker sound system with autonomous driving features. It remains to be seen what all the goodies Tesla offers with the Indian-spec model, but it is expected to be a feature-rich offering as it will be an import.

Tesla Model 3 Rivals

Model 3 has no direct competitors, but with an estimated price of 60 lakh, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, BMW5, and Volvo S90 are all equally priced.