Does India have ecosystem to support Tesla cars?

Tesla will build the charging infrastructure when they begin selling in India. In every country they sold their cars, the supercharger network was installed as well. All that govt of India should do is to provide more incentives for people to buy electric vehicles.

Can Tesla ever make a car below $20k?

No. Which is not surprising since no one else, including all the major manufacturers with R & D budgets orders of magnitude greater than Tesla, are equally unable to do so. Tesla itself is only profitable thanks to the money they take in

Why aren't all cars sold like Tesla's, where the price is always the same?

Generally, the manufacturer isn't the problem. It's dealers. Dealers make all their money from parts and services and a little from car sales. EVs offer very little to dealers in terms of parts or services. There's no oil to change. Brakes last a WAY longer because of regenerative braking. The only fluid that need to be

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 gas car companies put updatable firmware into their cars as Tesla does?

Yes they can put updatable firmware in cars and they have for many years.The ECU's have flash memory and the programming can easily be updated with the manufacturer's scan tool.  The updates are downloaded from the internet and installed in the vehicles.  They are for specific problems with the functioning of the component involved.

How did Tesla manage to sell cars directly without dealers?

The answer is very simple: If you run a new company, you have to decide at one point how you want to sell your product. If you decide to set up a dealers network, you demand something from your dealers. They have to set up a show room, train mechanics, maybe put spare parts on stock and so

What's Tesla Motors next vehicle? (2011)

The Model X - more info and a video of Elon Musk unveiling the car can be seen here on their website:http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/...It should also be noted that Tesla is taking reservations for the Model X with deliveries planned for early 2014. For a mere $40k you

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.

What is it like to own a Tesla Model S?

As others have said, it's amazing. It has exceeded my expectations and I can't imagine going back to a regular car.OverallIt does a shocking number of things very well. It's fast and handles well. Yet it's a big sedan that is a

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

Why did Tesla decide to send a car in space?

The goal of the whole launch was to test the Falcon Heavy rocket and demonstrate to potential customers that SpaceX could successfully launch heavy payloads into space. Musk admited there was a greater than 50% chance that FH would explode at some point, so

What do you think Tesla's next greatest challenge is?

Even though there are now over half a million Tesla cars on the road, Tesla is still small for a car company. Look at any established car company and you will see a broad product line covering every market niche. Tesla has just 3 models. Yes there is more coming, but it

Is the price of a Tesla negotiable?

Nope. You can't negotiate with a web shop, and that's the only way to buy a new Tesla. The Tesla stores aren't actually stores, they're showrooms where you can get help with ordering in the web shop if you need it.With regards to buying "certified pre owned" or demo cars, Tesla

Does everybody at Tesla drive a Tesla?

Here's two answers.The first includes deductive reasoning using publically listed numbers. In 2014, the second full year of production of the Model S, they built 32,000 cars for the entire global market. In 2014, the factory alone employed over 8000 people. They also have a

Where can I buy a cheapest Tesla Model 3?

There is only one way to buy a spanking brand new Model 3 and that is from Tesla itself. Since Quora is an internet service and you posted the question here using the internet then you already possess the ability to initiate a brand new Model 3 purchase.If you

What is a specific example of Tesla cars lacking build quality?

Here's the list from my Model X:Code: X = SC Fixed, Y = SC fixing & Z = something to be lived withWindowsSquealing windows (on opening and closing) (X)Windows rattling in frame on door close (Y)Front window leaving runners at speed and flapping

Why doesn't India have companies like Tesla?

India has companies like tesla !!India is going through unprecedented transformation as a nation. It's turning into a product economy from a service economy. We are no longer looked upon as an outsourcing destination for availability of inexpensive software talentIf

What car competes most closely with a Tesla Model 3?

Chevy Bolt has a 60kwh battery does 0–60 in 6.5 seconds and starts at $37k with a fully loaded model for $41k. Sure this is above the opening price point of $35k for a Model 3 but Tesla won't be shipping entry level cars for a while as their cash flow issue continue. Tesla is

How do Tesla dealerships work?

Tesla has no dealerships. That is, honestly, the biggest reason that buying a car from them is so pleasant.They do have showrooms where you can look at a car and arrange a test drive. There are people there to answer your questions. But all sales are made via the web site.

Is buying a Tesla car a good investment in Denmark?

As an investment it does not make much sense. It is unlikely you will sell your car at a higher price in 3–4 years, even if its market price suddenly doubles.Unless maybe if you keep it as an investment only and don't use the car. A used car loses value, and an eletric

Is the Tesla model X worth the price?

No one can answer this accurately, for you. You have to answer that for yourself. You should not base your opinion of value on what anyone else says.Do your own analysis. Always. I don't care if you are buying cutlery or a car. Get educated on the product and make your pros/cons

Is it cheaper to buy a used Tesla from Tesla.com or from other sites?

Try googling different websites and checking for vehicle warranties. You can save plenty that way. Also try reading other people's stories on how they have made it more cost effective. Don't buy a car from a random website do your research and always make sure

I need to create a Simulink model of Tesla Model S. How could I do that?

An entire Model S? I think you need to model it subsystem by subsystem. Pick one function, like the braking function, and see if you can get all the interactions up and running in Simulink. Don't be surprised if you have to wait overnight for some of the calculations to complete.This is how modern automobile

Did Tesla Model 3 outsell all other car models?

At the moment, pre-orders are closing in on 300K.If Tesla manages to build 300K in its first model year (which is unlikely), it will have a chance at breaking into the top ten for US auto sales. In 2015, #10, the Toyota RAV4, moved 315K units. The #1 seller, the Ford F-Series, sold 780K examples.

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.

Will it be cheaper overtime to own a Tesla Model 3 over a gas powered car of a similar price?

It has,already proven to be much cheaper to own and drive any electric car. The,savings in fuEl ,oil changes, transmission brakes and exhast all add up.Not having to get smog testing and tune up ate,also important. No having to stop at gas,stations but being able to charge,at home,while

Is the new Tesla Roadster a roadster?

Well, there are duelling definitions out there and some history. In general, it's not quite what people think of as a roadster today, but it's arguably one and it is the next generation Tesla sports car. The first gen was undoubtedly a roadster and was called the Tesla Roadster.

How much of a threat to Tesla is Leshi?

Zero. Tesla's threat is BMW and VW making better and cheaper EVs in much larger numbers. But that is exactly what Elon wants to spur. For him, it is a win-win situation, since his goal is not personal dominance or wealth, but rather to help a more swift change to non-polluting vehicles.

What are the major downsides of the Tesla Model 3?

It is impossible to say yet, but I'll play devil's advocate.As described, it does look very appealing, but there is some question as to how exactly (and if) Tesla is going to deliver what they are promising. Merely the combination of 215 mile range and $35k starting price requires them to

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.

How much would be the running cost per km for a Tesla Model S in India?

The cost would vary in different states and would also depend on your electricity company and your billing plan.Some states have cheaper power, some are more expensive. Also it depends on other factors, like which kind of billing plan you are under, agro, residential single

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

Are Tesla cars practical environmentally?

Tesla cars have less impact in the environmental impact than comparable gasoline cars. Here's the detailed analysis.http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/defa...That study was done in 2015, and since that time the US power grid is greener, and the Tesla Model 3 was introduced-a car that is much more efficient than the Model S.

What did Tesla invent to name cars to him: Tesla cars?

Tesla makes electric cars.Nikola Tesla was The Lord of the Lightning.Tesla was one of the inventors of the AC induction motor (he invented it independently at the same time as Galileo Ferraris). That's why the company was named after him.

How is a Tesla car powered?

Tesla cars contain a battery pack, which is made of a combination of series and parallel common 18650 cells that you can also find in a laptop battery for example.This does not power the car's electric motor directly, however. An inverter is used to convert the DC output of the battery into the required AC current for the AC

Why shouldn't I buy a Tesla Model S?

I won't dwell on the ear-flattening acceleration, nor the magic-carpet ride and handling, nor the mesmerizing 17-inch touch screen controls.

Are Tesla cars future-proof?

No. But they are better equipped for the future than most other cars. My 2014 Model S started out doing a lot less than it does now. But it got many upgrades over time, and due to software upgrades alone,

Why is the Tesla Model 3 so much better than the new BMW 3 Series?

It's electric. Especially for children, gasoline cars are annoying because of the fumes, which also smell terrible, which is a plus for the Model 3.Also, they save you money. In one of my earlier posts, I showed that the Model 3 saves you about 6,000 USD, considering that you keep your car for 80 months like the average American.

A Tesla caused less pollution than a normal car when its on the road. But do we know how much energy is spent in making a Tesla? When does the environment cost break even? After how many miles?

This is a common question regarding Electric Vehicles. Does the manufacture of a large lithium-ion battery pack negate the environmental benefits of an EV? But to be fair, one must also consider the environmental impact of producing a lifetime of gasoline for an internal combustion car. Both of

Why doesn't Tesla use a paper battery?

For the same reason they don't make the rest of the vehicle out of paper: they want to be able to sell an actual vehicle to actual people in the real world.There are a zillion battery ideas that seem to work great in the lab. That's good for

How comfortable is the Tesla Model S?

I have a 2017 Model S, and a 2016 Volvo XC90.I'm 6′1, and