English: A Tesla Roadster, Reva i and Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at a free parking and charging station near Akershus fortress in Oslo, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tesla is still relatively new, but its emergence in California has definitely been turning heads. Tesla Motors was founded in 2003, and its electric vehicles hit the road in 2008. The creators of Tesla set out to make a completely electric car, as well as one that was cool.
Though a Tesla vehicle is still an expensive commodity, as the company develops the models further, the technology behind the car will become more affordable and less elusive on the streets. The sleek design is driving car enthusiasts wild, but the battery and powertrains in the car are the real phenomenon of the vehicle.
Tesla does not require any petroleum to run. The goal of the company is to increase the variety of electric cars until the dependency on gasoline becomes nonexistent. It hopes to work with other car manufacturers to further develop the technology that will allow all consumers to have an electric car of their own preference and one that will not further destroy the planet.
Though a Tesla Model S is still an exclusive car, the company is doing extremely well with consistently rising stock and revered innovation. The company is now working to set up charging stations all over the country. By the end of June, it hopes to triple the amount of electric charging stations; and in the next six months, Los Angeles and other major cities will be equipped with Superchargers.
Superchargers are different from standard electric charging stations in important ways. For one, charging a Tesla at a Supercharger will be free, now and forever. The charging time will also be dramatically decreased, so that people can quickly “refuel” their Teslas and then be right back on the road. Drivers will now be able to charge their Model S Tesla vehicles at 120 kw and that will replenish three hours of driving in less than half an hour.
Los Angeles and other Southern California cities will soon be stocked with Superchargers. This efficient and simple way to recharge a vehicle will not only improve the driving of Tesla owner, but it will also draw more attention to the benefits of Tesla’s electric cars, which will be impossible for other carmakers to ignore.
With the success and expansion of Tesla and its innovations, drivers cannot help but be hopeful that the reliance on petroleum will soon cease.
Keep an eye out for Supercharger stations around the city within the next six months. Each time you see a new one will mean that we are one step closer to improving personal driving and the environment.