Most people hear the word Tesla and think it’s a relatively new car on the market. But believe it or not, the first Tesla came out in 2008. So this car has been on the block for more than a decade as of 2021.
Elon Musk, co-founder of Paypal and current richest man in the world is the founder of Tesla. And his vision was to revolutionize the automotive industry in order to make the world more environmentally friendly in the process.
Though the Tesla is just one of many vehicles that utilizes electricity, it has proven to be one of the most sought-after vehicle designs in the world, boasting a few records along the way.
Today there are quite a few Tesla models in production, and all offer something unique. Here, we’ll explore a few things that you probably never knew about Tesla.
Fastest Electric Vehicle Speed
Most don’t believe it, but the fact is that the 2020 model Tesla Roadster is one of the fastest cars in the world. In fact, this model holds the title for the fastest electric vehicle speed on the planet.
The 2020 Tesla Roadster goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds. By comparison, the Koenigsegg Gemara is the fastest production car in the world, and this ties the record for 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds. And the fastest Ferrari model can only go 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds.
The Tesla Roadster’s speed and range, on the other hand, is highly dependent on a full-power charge. And this can be diminished by such things as a navigation display, air conditioning, and the like.
However, a Tesla with tinted windows can conserve power, maintain a constant speed, and improve its range simply by blocking 98 percent of solar heating.
Security From Biowarfare
Air filter standards of all vehicles finally have a challenge to meet as the Tesla model also includes a state-of-the-art air filtration system that can keep harmful bacteria, pollen, allergens, and even viruses out of the car.
In addition, the HEPA filtration system also keeps the air within the cabin clean. The air is constantly circulated within the cabin in order to help eliminate pollutants that an ordinary car cannot.
For example, if you’re driving along and notice an old pickup truck in front of you billowing black exhaust, chances are, you’re going to smell the exhaust and potentially breathe it in soon after seeing it. With a Tesla model, you won’t notice anything except for that new car smell.
Safest Car on the Road
The 2019 Tesla Model 3 has been considered the safest car on the road, and the safest car ever built to date as of 2021. And despite reports of Tesla’s self-driving feature malfunctioning and causing accidents, Tesla models are still considered the safest to drive.
Additionally, the Tesla models X and S are considered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to have the lowest injury probability rating if involved in a high-speed collision.
Studies have shown that there are approximately 5.2 million automobile accidents across the United States in a given year. Hypothetical studies have also been conducted that theorize if more Tesla vehicles were on the road, that this number would be reduced to as little as a third.
With all Tesla models passing crash tests and receiving high safety ratings year after year, this makes Tesla the perfect investment for those who consider road safety a priority.
The Tesla might come with a hefty price tag, but within the automotive world, this vehicle is setting standards and breaking records year after year.
And as Tesla refines its production and offers more added features, it’s only a matter of time before more auto manufacturers begin to follow suit. With several open-source patents, the technology we see in Tesla is sure to find its way into the vehicles of the future.