Tesla Motors, An American Company

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Tesla Motors Incorporated, an American company that designs, produces, and sells electric vehicles and their electric components, has become one of the fastest growing car companies in recent history. The company’s main goal was to start creating electric vehicles that were accessible and affordable to the public. Founded in 2003 and taking off successfully by 2009, Tesla Motors started selling the first mass-produced vehicle to use lithium-ion battery cells and hold a range of greater than 200 miles on just one charge. Along with building their own electric vehicle models, Tesla also builds electric powertrain components for vehicles from other automakers including cars such as the Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle. Tesla has begun to maximize…show more content…
Wong goes on to say that the Roadster doesn’t have a reverse gear either, but instead runs the motor in the opposite direction to reverse. Because of this, the Roadster is “one of the only high-performance vehicles that runs as fast in reverse as it does in drive.” On top of such a unique innovation, the motor is also efficiently used for regenerative braking. Wong mentions that drivers can charge the ESS with just 220 V, using Tesla’s incredibly fast onboard charger. A full recharge takes 3.5 hours. When it comes down to it, completely electric vehicles have been around for a while, but they have never had as much commercial success as energy-efficient vehicles that use fossil fuels. Ethanol, hydrogen, coal, and oil are all not as energy efficient as the lithium-ion run electric vehicles are and can be. The ESS Tesla has created has raised the bar for the efficiency of electric vehicles and knocked down virtually all other sources for vehicle power. If we could look at Tesla’s vehicle models and other electric vehicle models stripped down, with everything removed but the frame, wheels, and electrical propulsion system, we would see just how far Tesla has come in their design of the electric vehicle and how they have surpassed other car companies with their innovation. According

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