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The first car released by Tesla Motors was the 100% electric Tesla Roadster, which was launched in 2008. The Roadster achieved 245 miles (394 kilometers) on a single charge in company tests, a range that was unprecedented for a production electric vehicle. With a lightweight carbon-fiber body, the car didn’t use a combustion engine, and therefore produced zero tailpipe emissions.

Tesla’s latest cars are the Models 3, Y, and S, and the company also offers solar panels as a way to produce clean energy from the roof of a property.

How Does an Electric Car Work?

The wheels of an electric car are powered by its electric motors. Although much bigger and more powerful, these motors are similar to those found in a remote-controlled car. The motors draw their power from a bank of rechargeable batteries that are stored either under the floor of the car or in the space where an engine would typically be located.

Take a look at the embedded PDF for more information on the different types of electric cars.

The Model S

Professionals active in the field of electric vehicle transition, such as Pierre-Mary Bachelet, know that the Model S combines battery and powertrain technologies to deliver unrivaled range, performance, and efficiency. The car’s new thermal architecture means faster charging and increased endurance and power in all conditions. The vehicle also offers a futuristic interior that incorporates multi-device Bluetooth, 36-watt and wireless USB-C charging, immersive sound, yoke steering, and a 17-inch touchscreen.

The original Model S was released by Tesla in 2012 and was lauded by automotive critics for its design and performance. While the Roadster’s battery system was located in the back of the car, the Model S’s battery system is housed beneath the floor – this has not only resulted in more storage space but improved handling due to the lower center of gravity.

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The Model X

In 2015 Tesla released the Model X, designed as a “crossover” vehicle, built on a car chassis but incorporating the features of a sports utility vehicle. The Model X can seat up to seven people and boasts a maximum battery range of around 340 miles (547 kilometers).

Tesla’s Solar Roofs

Tesla’s Solar Roofs provide an integrated solar and energy storage solution. Designed to be stylish as well as functional, the system includes steel roofing tiles and glass solar panels and comes with 24/7 outage protection.