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Tesla: Technology for the Future

Updated on January 20, 2015

What makes Tesla different from other vehicles?

Tesla has got to be one of the most publicized and anticipated cars on the market due to all of the innovations and new technology that is integrated into the system. For starters, Tesla vehicles are 100% electric and there is absolutely no gasoline involved. You won't have to look at rising gas prices and wonder if gas will be more than $5 a gallon since all you need to do is plug in the car and let it charge overnight to give you full range the next day. Tesla's interior system is also way more advanced than other cars out there, as the technology is extremely advanced. Even the first Tesla made production vehicle could travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. Not only that, all of the lighting features inside the car is extremely top-notch and incredibly advanced with quality that far surpasses all other vehicles on the road. The Tesla can detect if the key is nearby, as you walk towards your car, the door handles will pop out and the lights will turn on in a sort of warm welcome. It’s as if the car is beckoning you to take it for a drive and it’s mighty tempting.

Ultra luxe interior features

The touch screen display is extremely large and measures 17 inches diagonally. That's almost bigger than some laptops on the market! The large screen makes it very easy for drivers to find buttons and controls. The graphics are easy to see with a very logical layout. The on-board system is much faster than the systems on every car because of specially written software design. The status bar sits at the upper portion of the LCD displays the battery life and the strength of the 3G modem. If you open any door, the picture of the Tesla on the LCD changes to reflect that.

Tesla's top notch lighting system

When the Tesla’s headlights are turned on, the on-screen technology turns on the car’s interior lights as well. The interior is very sensitive and very in-tune with the driver’s preferences to create the best driving experience. When the car is charging and you’re wondering about the status of the battery, simply walk up to the car and the LCD panel will immediately light up so you can see the status. When you leave, the car dims its lights and goes back into a sort of James Bond style secrecy. Tesla also has the option of a LED premium light package with plenty of lights where you need as well as lights where you thought you didn't need. This Tesla also comes with LED Daytime running lights, xenon headlights, and LED Parking lights for a high end LED interior.

What about charging on the road?

Tesla offers a supercharge network for drivers who need to make long distance trips. In total, there are 65 charging stations in the United States and 14 in Europe. These charging stations are strategically placed in high-traffic areas to be made available for all Tesla owners for free forever. In about 30 minutes, the supercharger can give a Model S an additional 200 miles.

How has Tesla affected the technological world?

Tesla innovation completely surpasses other cars. What was thought to be technologically impossible until 10 years into the future has been achieved by Tesla with their present car technology. Tesla is definitely the frontrunner of car technology that beats other companies. The touch screen LCD monitors in the vehicles are much more sensitive to touch than cars from competing car manufacturers. This is a huge leap in technology because a more sensitive LCD is safer for the driver as he or she does not have to look away from the road to toggle the volume or change any settings. Any time you see a Tesla driving on the road, you can safely bet that the technology in that car is more advanced than the majority of the cars sharing the road with it.

What does Tesla have planned for the future?

Tesla plans to open more showrooms all over the world for interested buyers. Tesla opened its first stores in Europe in London and Munich with more planned for the future. In Asia, the first Tesla showroom was opened in Japan and subsequently Hong Kong.

Tesla also plans to allow long distance travelers to swap their batteries at specially designed battery stations located at each of the charging stations. The battery swap costs an equivalent of a full tank of gas. Owners can even pick up their original battery at the swapping station on the way back from the trip or have the original battery backed shipped to their home for a small fee.

Affordable Tesla vehicles in the future

The Bluestar is a code name for a new proposed model as the third-generation car, commonly nicknamed the model E by Tesla fans. Tesla also has goals to make SUVs, crossovers, and minivans available for all consumers in the future. The third-generation Tesla has an even more affordable price tag that starts at $30,000 and even has the possibility of reaching 400 miles (640 km) on a single battery charge. There is also no doubt that the LED lighting and computer system will greatly improve with each new model.

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      SolveMyMaze 3 years ago

      On the face of it, the Tesla is a great car, both in looks and also efficiency. The only thing that's putting me off getting one just now is the high rate of import tax and also that there's only 14 charging stations across Europe.

      I do like the look of it though, it reminds me of the Vauxhall Insignia which is a beautiful car.

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