Tesla Motors: The Rebirth of the Electric Car

2012 Tesla Roadster
The electric car was “killed off” by Chevrolet many years ago, however, the trend for “Going Green” has brought it back with a vengeance. The first company to add style to the electric car was Tesla Motors. Tesla released the Tesla Roadster which would get up to 245 miles per charge with a speedy 0 to 60 time of 3.7 seconds. The exterior styling of the vehicle is eye catching while the interior styling meets the comfort of luxury. The only downfall to some people is the price tag of $106,000. The comparison to how it would save on gas for the life of the car would justify the cost.

Did Other Companies Just Sit Back and Watch?

Other companies did not just sit back and watch. They began making their own electric vehicles with the general population in mind. Chevrolet created their version called the Chevy Volt, Nissan has theirs called the Nissan Leaf Electric Car, and Toyota has theirs called the Toyota Prius Plug-In. These are just a few examples. Other manufacturers are creating theirs, too.

Competition Heating Up!

2012 Chevy Volt 2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Car 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In
With the competition heating up, Tesla was already way ahead of the game. They were already in the stages of getting a more cost effective vehicle on the market, and developed the Model S (Sedan) and the Model X (Crossover SUV). The pricing for each is different based on features and the size of the battery pack. The base model for both vehicles is $49,900 (after tax credit) with a 160 mile range battery as the bigger battery packs could be $10,000 to $20,000 more expensive for the 230 and 300+ per charge respectively. The Model S is a four door sedan that Tesla likes to call “The Perfect Endurance Athlete”. The Model X was unveiled in March 2012 with flawless aerodynamics and eye catching “Falcon Doors”. Tesla Motors is changing how people view electric vehicles as they are now coming with style.

Tesla Is More Expensive, or Are They?

You might be thinking to yourself, that a $50,000 more price tag is a heck of a lot more than the competition. This is very true, it definitely is. The factor that sets Tesla apart from the competition is that no one else has a battery pack that lasts as long as the 100+ miles per charge. In addition, the styling of their vehicles (interior and exterior) are light-years ahead of the competition.

Purchase Location May Require Auto Transport

A key piece of information people are generally not told is how they are going to receive their new electric vehicle. Think about it. If an electric vehicle can only get 80 to 150 miles per charge, the purchaser is limited to where they can buy the vehicle. Unless it’s a fantastic deal, they usually wind up utilizing the services of an auto transport company. It is very common for someone living in one state to be buying a vehicle from another state. Due to the distance of travel, the electric vehicle would require an auto transport service as the vehicle would not make it further than 80 to 150 miles on one charge.

An advantage of purchasing from Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, and other manufactures have dealerships everywhere, and it is easy to find a deal online then use an auto transport company to transport your new vehicle. Tesla only has a handful of dealerships in the United States, and purchasing a Model S or Roadster will almost always require to use auto transport companies.

Pick Open or Enclosed Auto Transport Services

Depending on your preference, there are two separate options when transporting your new electric vehicle. You may choose open auto transport or enclosed auto transport. Open auto transport services will have your vehicle open to the world as if you were driving it yourself. Enclosed auto transport services keep the car in an enclosed container throughout the transport process, and is contained from the exposure to elements on the road. It is all based on personal preference as to which method of auto transport you would like to use.

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