Tesla, the electric car company that ranks third on the list of things I think when I hear the word "Tesla," is currently working on a major expansion in charging stations and new models (that will cost you a third of the price of the Model S).
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For the curious: When I think "Tesla," I think 1.) Nikola 2.) Coil and then 3.) The most overpriced, most beautiful electric vehicles around.
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So what does that mean for potential buyers? You'll have to seek out current Tesla owners in order to take a test drive (though I sure as hell wouldn't let a stranger drive my $90,000 car).
Tesla probably doesn't have much to worry about, though. Why, you ask? They're currently building hundreds of supercharging stations throughout the U.S. These stations will make it much more likely that someone will actually want to buy their car, mainly because you won't be stuck driving just a few miles from your house forever.
It was reported recently that Tesla will be building charging stations nationwide by the end of the year. So many that you will be able to take a drive in a Tesla cross-country using their supercharging stations. You merely get out of the car for an hour, stretch your legs, eat at a diner, etc., come back in an hour and your car is charged.
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Tesla is also expanding to new markets by bringing its vehicles to China "soon." Tesla is also adding two new models to its lineup, a small SUV and sedan, according to DailyFinance.
I really think that this expansion by an electric-only company is hugely interesting, and the excitement that people are feeling about it is even better. Hopefully this will spell good things soon for the entire electric vehicle industry. Now, I worry that electric vehicles will encourage people to drive more, but I really do see it as a "good" current solution to a complicated and decades-long problem.