Which company is defining the future of electric cars, Tesla or Faraday Future?

I feel Tesla is well ahead of Faraday future in terms of commercializing their products.Faraday future is keeping stuff in the beta prototype stage or not starting a full scale production like TeslaFor the public to accept the car for the price the company claims, the car should be reasonable

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.

Can the air flow around a running car be used to charge an electric car?

As per situation we are already consuming charge to propel car forward streaming through air maintaining maximum streamline profile and lowest drag now we add a equipment to catch air to convert into energy but that process of trapping air will act like a air

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 difference between an electric car (Tesla) and a hybrid car?

There is little left to add from all of the other answers, except that certain terms tend to broaden in meaning as technologies evolve.

Who owns Tesla Motors?

Tesla is a publicly traded company that is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange (Tesla Motors Inc).  This means that the owners of the company are the collective shareholders who have purchased stock in the company.  You could be a partial

Is Tesla the electric car a success?

Successful in the market? Yes. Tesla has sold over 300,000 cars so far. That's an impressive number. If they get on track they could be selling 200,000 cars a year by next year, which is even more impressive. Selling a million cars a year isn't an unreasonable expectation at some point, which would put

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.

How come driving an electric car is cheaper?

Your figures are incorrect at 60km/h a car does not use anywhere near full power less than 10% and the electric motor consumes nothing at traffic lights 30 percent of the time for this example7.7x0.2=1.54 minus 30 percent =1.078 eBecause electricity is

Why are so many people against Tesla or electric vehicles?

I don't know anyone who's against them as such.But Tesla in particular is expensive, they generally have a limited range, access to charge stations is equally limited, charging takes longer than refueling, what'll happen to them on the used market is anybody's guess.

Which upcoming electric cars are most like to challenge Tesla in 2019/2020?

As unconventional as this may be, I'd like to propose that you ask a different question?When you buy a Tesla, you get the Tesla AND a network of charging stations that, in the US alone, looks like this.

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.

Which graduates (which engineers) do companies like Apple and Tesla hire for their electric car projects?

Historically, companies like Tesla and Apple want talent. A degree is nice but they want to see passion and knowledge about what you are going to be working on.An example of this is Brian Bjelde, an aerospace engineer who joined SpaceX in 2003 and became VP of Human Resources. Growth

What will happen to hybrids over time as Tesla closes the gap between electric and gas? Will hybrids fall behind gas and full electric?

The only reason for a hybrid is the power density of fuel compared to batteries - liquid fuel is simply so much more denseAs batteries get better this gap will reduce and the niche for a hybrid will get slowly smallerA

What is the best looking and best priced electric car (that are not smart cars)?

The ‘best looking' one will be a matter of YOUR taste, not ours.The ‘best priced' will be the one that has the features you demand or prefer at the price point you are willing to afford or pay.I've bought cars from 1968 through 2012 and those were always the only criteria.You can get feedback

Will competition take out Tesla?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016In my humble opinion, until there is a company that has uninterruptible  access to the same electrical equivalent of battery supply as Tesla, then and only then, will that company will be semi serious about competing with Tesla on its' turf. Otherwise, they are just blowing smoke.Consider what Tesla

Are there other companies that have good electric cars like Tesla?

There are other companies that have good electric cars. They are not as good as Tesla, but they are good.Bjørn Nyland is somewhat of a Tesla fan but he has driven and reviewed, I think objectively, most of the EVs out there,

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

Why are other carmakers having a hard time building an electric car better than the Tesla?

I don't think so. Bmw i3 gives more mileage than Tesla(with 85-kilowatt-hour battery) per KW. The BMW i3 REx fitted with the optional range-extending engine(hybrid) is rated  at 117 MPGe, giving it a 31-percent advantage(according to EPA) over the Model S(89

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 will happen to all the gas cars that are currently in circulation when electric and self-driving vehicles catch up as the majority?

The demise of ICE cars will come from the inability to get cheap replacement parts. The only reason people are willing to by an 8 year old vehicle with 100K+ miles on it is because ICE cars can be repaired at low cost. Once that is no longer

Do electric cars cost less to service than conventional cars?

Electric cars are very similar to gasoline cars except for the drive train. In the common areas, service should be comparable. In the drive train, the electric car is much less complex. The Tesla Model S has 18 moving parts in the drivetrain. It has only one

Is it possible/economical to use a Tesla Model S and the Supercharger Network to charge a home battery system?

Theoretically yes, but I am sure that this wasn't a foreseen application. Say you live next door to a supercharger. You could drive daily to get a recharge, drive back home and use the energy in your Model S to recharge your home battery system. This would probably work, but you

What is the name of the new electric car that is going to go against Tesla?

Faraday Future.  They claim to have around 400 employees and a lot of funding too. They've not sold a car yet.A Mysterious Electric Carmaker has its Sights on Tesla

Why is Tesla not facing more competition?

Tesla is facing lots of competition: every car in the classes it sells in that other manufacturers are selling. And it's kicking their butts.

How do hybrid electric vehicles work?

Please read through the below links:How Hybrids WorkHowStuffWorks "How Hybrid Cars Work"2.972 How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

Can electric cars explode?

Not likely at all.The only part of the car that has any risk at all is the battery. Even when severely damaged in an accident, the batteries don't explode. They might start to burn if damaged, but they don't explode.

Why do electric cars accelerate faster than internal combustion cars?

Think of it in these terms: you have two vehicles the exact same shape and mass, with identical power and torque ratings. The only difference would be that one has a classic engine and the other has an electric motor. The

What is the difference between hybrid cars and electric cars? Why are hybrid cars are more costly?

An electric car has:A battery packAn electric motorMotor controllerChargerBuck converter to power headlight, tail light etcA hybrid car has 2 power sources:An IC engine of low HPAn electric motor (independent in most cases) of higher HPIn these vehicles, the motor can be used toincrease the gas mileageincrease the power outputThe IC

Will Tesla file for bankruptcy or eventually thrive in the all electric vehicle market?

Sigh. This question won't seem to go away. Let's review.Tesla seems to be up to 3,500 Model 3's manufactured per week, per Tesla fixes Model 3 battery/chassis marriage bottleneck, builds 500 units/day for clearer path to 5,000/week .Tesla's Market Capitalization is ~$47 Billion, per TSLA : Summary for Tesla, Inc. - Yahoo

What is the maximum speed of Tesla cars?

Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster is currently clocking up a maximum speed (relative to the Sun) of close to 121,600 km/h (75,600 mph) at perihelion.Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster - WikipediaUnder its own power, that original roadster classic

Should I buy a Tesla car now? Or wait 2-3 years when it might be 1) a more 'mature' product, and 2) hopefully a bit cheaper?

Well it really depends on your financial situation right now and in the near future and it depends upon how and where you will use a Tesla.I am 26 years old. I really like Tesla (the company itself and the vehicles they're producing). It would be a stretch for

Is an electric scooter worth the money?

Yes electric scooters are always worth the money provided:You get atleast 98% range as advertised by the dealer at specified speedYou get expected battery life when the battery pack is maintained properly.You dont have to worry about servicing much, and only tyre pressure is to be maintained for maximum range and grip.It is able to carry 2 people at

What electric car company will replace Tesla in the future?

How many years out are we talking? I think it could happen based on safety features, other innovative features, cost of the vehicles and how hip or trendy the competitors cars become. The one who surpasses Tesla will have the same attributes as Apple does today. If Musk steps down as the brains

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

How expensive are electric cars?

For electric car prices in India , check out www.elevehicle.com PRICE OF ELECTRIC CARS AND ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN INDIA

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 far can you drive on a Tesla on a single charge?

One of the questions in this thread specifically asked about the effective range of the Tesla Model S given that it's recommended to avoid draining the battery to 0% and charging to 100%. This implies that the asker is concerned that this recommendation would significantly impact the range.Generally

What is the difference between driving an electric car and a combustion car?

Well if your asking in a very basic way ill break this down for you. Driving an ALL electric vehicle can sound great but the cost to set up a pug in at your house, make sure that you always have somewhere to recharge, and making sure the price of the electricity your using doesnt