Tesla Inc., an American automobile and energy company based in Alto, California, is owned by Elon Musk. Considered one of the most brilliant minds of the century, Musk’s goal is to guide people towards using renewable energy (the energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally renewed on a human timescale, such as wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat) instead of electricity. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX (a private space exploration services company based in Hawthorne, California, USA) and the co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. manufactures a whole bunch of electric cars which are a pioneer in technology, engineering, and luxury powered by batteries. Different models of the vehicle have different featured and their advantages while all of them serving the purpose of using a sustainable source of energy.
The Tesla Model S was the first ever luxurious electric car capable of competing with the beasts of the industry.
The Tesla Roadster instantly became the quickest car in the world when it was launched, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
Safety is one of the most important parts of this Model. The structure is a combination of aluminium and steel, for maximum strength in every area.
The Model X is the first SUV model launched by Tesla, Inc., with luxurious features such as falcon wing doors and room for seven people. It’s the quickest SUV on earth going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. Model Y will be the second SUV by Tesla, Inc. and is set to be launched in 2020.
A battery powers all of these cars and promise to be the most eco-friendly cars ever made. That’s not all. It’s also one of the fastest and the most luxurious vehicles in the world. Not to mention the high level of safety and comfort you get with the autopilot feature in all of the models.
These cars require a charging spot and the same has already been installed and being used on most of the gas stations in the US.
Almost all vehicles in India run on petrol or diesel. The people in India are still unfamiliar to the concept of an electric car as no such car has been popularised in India as of now. Tesla cars coming to India would reap great benefits for the country and its people.
As these cars won’t be needing petroleum or diesel to run and will use electricity instead, the running cost will be a lot less.
Electric cars have a lot less moving parts than those which use petrol or diesel. Due to this, they won’t require that much maintenance making them a lot more cost efficient.
Since there’s no petroleum or diesel being used, there’ll be much less environmental pollution. Also, since there’s no mechanical engine being used, there’ll be a lot less noise pollution.
If you recharge your Tesla using a renewable source of energy, harmful gas emission can be reduced. This can be done by using solar energy to recharge your Tesla, as suggested by Elon Musk.
Since there’ll be no emission of any harmful gases, there’ll be much less chance of health diseases caused by air pollutants.
Indians are very value conscious. This is why we love diesel cars as diesel costs much less than petrol. As in the case of CNG, it costs less. However, it isn’t widely available. If Tesla cars are introduced in India in the near future, they’ll prove to be very cost-effective, requiring only ₹1.1/km to run (estimating electricity price at ₹7/kWh).
The only problem would be the cost of the vehicle itself. Electric cars are expensive because of the battery. A single kWh of electricity is enough to go about 6 km, so a 200 km “full tank” range requires about 35 kWh of battery. Today’s prices for lithium-ion batteries are about $250/kWh globally, which comes to ₹5.7 lakh in battery costs, excluding import duties. However, when battery prices fall to $100/kWh, as projected for after a few years, electric vehicles can become a game changer. It will make the lifestyle even better and also, benefit the environment.
Tesla cars, or electric cars, in general, will highly benefit the lifestyle and environment in India. The use of such vehicles will even help Indians in saving a lot of money that they usually spend on petrol or diesel. In my personal opinion, electric cars should be launched in India to drive our country further on the road to development.