Who will be the next non-automotive company after Tesla and Dyson to make electric cars?

Excuse me. Tesla is foremost an automotive company. It was first named Tesla Motors.Apple's been the subject of speculation for a long time. It would be a hoot if GE made an electric car.

Does it take more energy to accelerate quickly on an electric car? Does a standard car burn more gas?

Very definitely! But for a Tesla, 4 seconds won't eat up much. High energy consumption comes more from wind resistance. Traveling 70+ will gobble juice much more quickly than going at 55 or slower. Traveling up mountains will also eat up more electricity. You won't proportionally gain it back coming back down though your

What is the brutal truth about owning an electric car?

We bought our first Prius 13 years ago. At first we just used it to hop into town and back. We seldom gassed it up.Then we took off in our first long trip, forgetting to fill up the tank too. We ran out of gas and

Will future cars become more and more boring as electric cars take over?

In some ways, yes. In others, no.My brother got his Trans Am back on the road after a couple of decades in the garage, so naturally he wants to take it to the drag strip to go up against my Tesla.

Will the Tesla Model 3 be able to charge on the Tesla supercharger network for free, forever? If so, how will Tesla deal with the increase in demand?

Having almost two years and Tesla's official announcement pass since this question was posed, we can make a better answer. Tesla has said the Model 3 will have hardware for supercharging. Enabling the function may be an uncharge.

Which company do you think will catch up and be able to compete with Tesla?

Most major manufacturers, in Europe anyway, are committed to introducing electric models, and cars like the Jaguar e-Pace have arguably caught up with Tesla already.

Are electric cars practical?

Practical for what ? Driving the Alaska Highway without stopping to eat, no. Taking the kids to school ? Yes. Commuting to work 5 days a week ? Yes. Weekend ski trip ? Yes. Waking up the entire neighbourhood ? Only with a good sound system cranked up with the roof down.

Does anyone in India own a high end Tesla vehicle like the Tesla Roadster?

I am sure that some dude in Delhi or Gurgaon must be owing one.. North people cannot survive without importing one. Tesla can be charged with a normal plug point with a particular voltage. Not necessary to have charging stations. People in India do have surplus money to buy fancy vehicles, specially Sainik Farm area of Delhi. So I

Is Lotus competition to Tesla? Why or why not?

No. Their cars are completely unrelated. One Tesla model has been built on a Lotus chassis (which, by the way, had to be bought from Lotus) and it cost around 7 times as much. They're aimed at completely different people. Plus, the Lotus is a far better car. The only appeal of the

Which of the following will be the future, electric cars, fuel cell cars, or hybrid cars?

While there may be an application for all different types of cars, I think the dominant car will be the battery electric.Hybrid cars are too expensive (you are basically buying both an internal combustion AND an electric vehicle) and will

Are the new Volkswagen I.D. electric cars worth getting over a Tesla?

VW has issued purchase supply contracts to multiple existing battery manufacturers... They have no plans on producing batteries themselves and are trusting that the suppliers will be able to produce the volume they anticipate needing and presumably they some how hope to be competitive by buying the batteries other than making them - themselves.VW doubles

Do consumers agree that extended range on a electric vehicle is a key feature they look for in an EV? Most companies are putting silicon as a key resource in order to accomplish this.

Consumers or customers? If you ask a average consumer as in someone who drives but is considering buying a car. Range will be a big key feature, more is better. If you as a customer who is an owner of an EV the

Is Jaguar I-PACE better than Tesla's electric cars?

Based on six years of production starting with Model S we have a lot of information on the performance of Tesla.The Jaguar I-Pace is not on the road in a way that can give us a fair comparison other than the posted information.The posted information indicates the

What are some of Tesla Motors' major innovations?

Tesla is definitely innovative in creating an electric car that is high quality aspirational. That said, they also have elements of being potentially a disruptive innovator in the car manufacturing space because of processes they have adopted, including –1. Direct sales

Why are electric cars popular?

I wanted to save the world.I'm not some scatterbrained treehugger though. I took a more pragmatic approach. Me personally

Since electric vehicles have much less maintenance (and parts), what will happen to the existing dealer franchise network when EVs become mainstream?

EV's won't become mainstream except maybe only local driving, UNLESS they can speed up battery recharges to a 15 minute average, currently it takes a Tesla 4 hours to recharge at a charging station, who wants to go anywhere for 2 to 3

How might Apple use Tesla Motors' patents to build an electric vehicle?

Apple, To be honest, Is very intelligent in it's approach. It is hiring engineers from Tesla and recently hired a top level employee from Mercedes. Also, With 176 Billion Dollars in cash, Apple can buy Tesla Inc. And still have enough to buy anything it needs. Tesla has many patents to it's name

Will hybrid/electric cars completely replace all other cars in the future?

It depends on some circumstances. For example, if there is sudden shortage of fuel across the world ,which is a non renewable source. then obviously the rise in using of hybrid and electric vehicles increase at any cost.Not only due to the fuel depletion and also rising of global warming and

How profitable for BMW is the manufacture and sale of the BMW i3 electric vehicle?

Hard to tell without inside knowledge...Shareholder look at money, but is technological spinoff considered as profit?The base of the car is aluminum, the top is carbon and the outside is plastic..So building this car gave them new knowledge.. does that count as profit?If BMW would announce the end of the BMW i

How are electric cars better?

Did you just wake up from a 20 year snooze in Sleepy Hollow? Go to the public library and prepare yourself for a stiff dose of reality. I recommend the Consumer Reports 2015 rating of the Tesla P85D; then read Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Neil's review this year of the Tesla Model 3. Gasoline and diesel cars

Which is the best electric car purchase for India?

Best is BMW i8 But it is too costly,next option for Indians Mahindra &Mahindra -Reva e20 and Mahindra &Mahindra everito and Tata Tiago ev

What is the best battery brand for electric cars?

Short answer: LG ChemWhat is best depends very much on what you are looking for and which criteria you value most. It depends on what chemistry you want and which brand is good at providing that chemistry in a way that you want.Here is an overview of different chemistry:Types of Lithium-ion BatteriesA number of

Why are electric vehicles so expensive?

In general, they cost more than comparable ICE vehicles, but government incentives help a lot. This also tends to depress prices in the used market as well, so a 2013 Leaf in Vancouver with 40k km will go for $14000; about the same as a comparable Nissan Sentra.And the

Why is it expensive to make electric cars?

Fun fact: Toyoda Sakichi once set up a million-Yen prize for anyone who could build a battery with the same power density that gasoline has. It would have saved Japan from being dependent on foreign oil, since Japan has no domestic oil production to speak of.That prize still hasn't been claimed, after almost

Are electric cars cheaper to operate and own than gas cars?

No.A car from 1998 can be purchased for $1200 in most towns.That car can go on to last another two years.If it gets 18 mpg and they drive 20 miles a day it's still barely $100 in gas per month

What is the lifespan of a Tesla Motors battery system?

There is some concern that Tesla cars that are not plugged in for a period of time would cease to function,and so that can prematurely shorten battery life:The earliest Roadsters will take over two months to discharge if parked at a 50 percent charge without being plugged in. From that starting point,

Is Tesla really saving earth?

Solar City is a solar panel installer in US chaired by Musk. Solar panels give rise to zero emissions. Recently it is announced that the amount of power generated from Solar City's Solar Panels is enough to power all the Tesla cars sold so far. All the Tesla super charger stations are powered by Solar City's panels. The Gigafactory

Is it frustrating to wait for your electric car to charge?

No, because you don't just hang around and wait. It's not like a gas car, where you wait until it's nearly empty and then make a special trip to go fill it up. You just habitually plug it in whenever it's parked at home (or

Does the world need more electric cars?

Yes the world needs more electric cars, at least in many parts of the world.Electric cars conversely need better charging infrastructure, range and pricing.The electric car business may need to offer alternative buying/owning strategies to offset some of the cost of cars and battery pack replacement that will become necessary sooner or later.

Will Tesla Always Dominate Electric Cars or Will Toyota, GM, etc. Just End Up Becoming the Major Electric Car Companies?

We had better hope that other car companies will step up to the plate in the way Tesla has. Otherwise the financial advantages of electric cars will in a few years take over, and Tesla could be left as a leading car company with the others shrinking. We all need there to be healthy competition

How are electric cars heated?

Basic concept of resistors will help resolve that problem. Resistors are electrical components which converts electricity into heat. The purpose of this electrical component in circuitry includes, reduction of current flow, divide voltage and/or terminate the current flow depending on its resistance. This component is very important in

Are electric cars more reliable?

It depends on what you mean by reliable. In the classic sense of being able to rely on the car to work as a car, all modern cars are very reliable. If you mean in a sense that you might need to go in for maintenance,

Why are electric cars not replacing the conventional cars?

There are some fine answers already, and some outright false information. I'll give a short answer:Car dealers do not want to sell electric vehicles because they lose significant revenue on maintenance service. They discourage BEV buyers, because electric vehicles require less service.Consumers are not fully informed about their options.Consumers have been scared off by false information.Long-range

Do electric cars make any noise?

Yes, but not enough. Their tires swish as they drive by and you may get wind noise. The electric motors are pretty inaudible in today's cars.Used to drive me nuts back in the day when I directed traffic. We all

What would make you buy an electric car?

The following offers would be quite lucrative for me to buy an electric car.Car offers a 4–5 seat capacity within maximum 3 Lakhs price range and has top speed limited to 70 kmph.Car must give a range of upto 100 km for

Which electric cars make a profit?

The Tesla Model S and Model X are certainly profitable EVs with profit margins around 25%. The Tesla Model 3, still being in ramp up mode and not yet taking full advantage of the assembly line equipment purchased (and currently depreciating) that

What electric cars do you know?

I know a fair amount about Tesla cars, having driven Model 3 and Model S, as well as following Tesla news and participating in Tesla online forums since 2016. I've written some articles about this on my blog.Electric vehicles | Blog or Die!I also follow Bjorn Nyland on YouTube and the Fully Charged channel.

Why are electric cars popular?

I wanted to save the world.I'm not some scatterbrained treehugger though. I took a more pragmatic approach. Me personally

When will India only have electric vehicles?

It will take another 50 years from now ..

How much do the batteries in a Tesla Model S cost?

Outside of the Tesla organization, the basic question here is pretty much impossible to answer, and in any case is a moving target as the economics of the sector evolve.  However, to take a shot at an answer, it's best to break

Is there a good market opportunity in electric vehicle conversions?

Is there a good market opportunity in electric vehicle conversions?For

How does the BMW i3 compare to a Tesla?

The BMW i3 is comparable to a Tesla Model S in looks, performance, and utility only if the Tesla has been run into a wall at 90mph. I didn't realise this until I saw the Tesla crash test videos. See for yourself:

Are electric cars in Canada any good?

Electric cars are the same everywhere but yes, in Canada they are better than in the USA.Why? Because the cost of gas where I live (Vancouver) is $1.36 /litre (somewhere around $5 / gallon) while the cost of electricity is about $0.10 / kWH. And since it's mostly hydroelectric power, it's pretty clean energy.If EVs

How does the Tesla supercharger network work?

The stations are charged using SolarCity (company) photovoltaics or the Supercharger station pulls juice from the grid. The energy is stored in the grid or in Tesla batteries that are available for quick swaps and upgrades.The global network will be built out along major

What is the electric vehicles market?

According to BIS Research market report the global electric vehicles market is estimated to reach 10,761.42 thousand units by 2026. The market is driven by a number of factors such as stringent governmental regulations in terms of emissions