TESLA FAQ

Frequently Asked Quetions about Tesla Motor Vehicles.

Are Tesla cars 100% electric?

Yes, every car and truck produced by Tesla Motors is 100% electric. This also includes their Semi truck, which is an unbelievable feat. 

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What is the fastest car from 0-60 mph?

Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous + Update is the 3rd fastest car in the world. The #1 is Porsche 918 Spyder and 2nd is LaFerrari by Ferrari.

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Which is the fastest Tesla?

Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the Fastest Production Car in the World. Non-production cars LaFerrari and Porsche 918 and 1 second faster. https://www.tesla.com/blog/new-tesla-model-s-now-quickest-production-car-world?utm_campaign=Tesla-Car-Search-Com

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Are Tesla cars safe?

According test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the answer is a clear YES!  In 2013, they awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory.

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How much can I save by buying a Tesla?

1) You will never waste time at a gas station ever. No more long lines for you. Just go home and charge it.
2) No more oil changes, thats a savings of $300 a year.
3) Your insurance is going to lower in most cases.
4) Your car maintenance costs will be lower as there are fewer mechanical parts.

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Whats the cheapest Tesla car?

Tesla Model 3 is the cheapest Tesla. Although, you may find cheaper Model S cars, they will have significantly higher miles.

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What are all the Tesla current Models?

Tesla Motors currently produces the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Tesla Roadster, and Tesla Semi.

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Is Tesla Model S faster than Tesla Roadster?

When Tesla's new Roadster begins production, it will be the faster production car on earth. It will do 0-60 mph is 1.9 seconds, have a top speed of 250 mph, range of 620 miles and will seat 4 people.

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Why do people like Tesla cars?

Yes, Tesla owners love their car. It 100% electric, some of the models are the fastest production cars on earth, safe, high tech, excellent performance on road and highway, well made and has a high owner satisfaction rating.

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Amazing Facts about Tesla Motors.

1) Tesla Motors was founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning but they are no longer with Tesla.
2) Tesla shares all it patents with anyone who wants it.
3) Tesla's logo is inspired by a cross-section of an electric motor.
4) Tesla Motors is first all-electric car company in the world.
5) Model S was the first electric vehicle to ever receive Motortrend’s Car of the Year Award.

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Is buying a Tesla worth it?

That depends. Is it the cheapest car?- no. You can buy a used Geo Storm for 000 and it will cost you gas, little on gas, a lot of repairs and will damage planet earth. But if you are in the market for the car from $30,000 - 20,000 you can't go wrong with a Tesla. They are safe, well made, high tech, look beautiful, don't require gas or oil changes and have little maintenance required.

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Whats the difference between Tesla 60, 74, P85+, P85D, 100D, P100D?

The numbers indicate a longer driving range. So a Tesla Model 85 has longer range than a Tesla Model 60.

The "P" in the model name stands for performance. Cars with P rating have more powerful motors.

The "D" indicates the car has dual electric motors. One in the back and the other in the front. This gives it much better traction and acceleration.

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Where can I charge my Tesla?

Charging locations for Tesla:
1) Use a Tesla Supercharger, it's the fastest way to charge a Tesla. List of Tesla Supercharger locations in USA.
2) Charge it at home using the supplied charging cable. You can also upgrade your home to 240 volt charging which will charge your Tesla much faster.
3) Use charging stations by "ChargePoint". List of ChargePoint charging stations.
4) Use charging stations by "PodPoint". List of PodPoint charging stations.
5) Use charging stations by "PlugShare". List of PlugShare charging stations.
6) Use charging stations by "EVgo". List of EVgo charging stations.
7) Use charging stations by "ExConnect". List of EV Connect charging stations.

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Is charging a Tesla Free?

Charging at home is almost free, you'll pay a small amount to your home utility provider. If you own a Tesla Model S or Model X, each year you receive 400 kWh of free Supercharger credit (about 1000 miles worth).

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Are Tesla charging ports same as other electric cars?

Yes, at most charging locations you will find Level 2 (220 volt) charging stations. This is universal for all electric cars.  However, Tesla's Supercharging stations are only made for Tesla and have a unique charging port only available on a Tesla.

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How long does a Tesla car battery last?

Reports show that Tesla's car battery only lose 6% in range even after 200,000 driven miles. For most people this ia over 12 years of driving before they notice any drop in range.

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What is Tesla's car warranty?

Standard Tesla warranty is 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) whichever comes first. The batteries have standard 8 years or unlimited miles warranty.  You can buy extended warranty from Tesla for additional cost. You can buy this even for used Tesla cars. Find your local Tesla dealer for more details.

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Where can I buy a New Tesla?

New Tesla cars can only be purchased on Tesla's website or from their Tesla dealer locations.

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Where can I buy a Used Tesla?

You can buy used Tesla cars from:
1) Search for used Tesla cars on TeslaCarSearch.com
2) From Tesla's website
3) From private sellers in your area
4) From local used car dealers
5) From online used car sale websites.

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Do I need to get solar to charge my Tesla?

It is not needed. Your home power utility company can support charging your Tesla. Adding Solar power to your home will lower your cost of charging your Tesla and all your home electrical needs.

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Do I need to upgrade my home power to charge a Tesla?

You can charge your Tesla with a 120 volt supply, however, it will take more than 12 hours to get a decent charge. If you upgrade your home to have 240-volt power supply, your car will charge double as fast. In some cases, you will need to have an electrician install a 240-volt power line into your home or home garage.

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What is the most expensive Tesla?

1. Model X P100D: 61,000 fully loaded
2. Model S P100D: 53,000 fully loaded
3. Model 3: $55,000 fully loaded

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How does Tesla Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot work?

Autopilot:
1) Automatically stay within a line
2) Change lanes when driver turns on a turn indicator
3) Manage the speed of the car
4) Control braking while on a highway

Enhanced Autopilot:
1) match speed to traffic conditions
2) keep within a lane
3) automatically change lanes without requiring driver input
4) transition from one freeway to another
5) exit the freeway when your destination is near
6) self-park when near a parking spot
7) be summoned to and from your garage

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Can a Tesla drive on its own?

Tesla cars built after October 2016 can be enabled with Autopilot which will let the car drive on highways with basic driver input. Enhanced Autopilot enabled cars are fully automatic and can drive the car automatically on the highways. 

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How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?

For most people in the USA, you can charge your Tesla completely for about 1 a week. In a year up to $540 is average. That's significantly cheaper than buying gas!

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Can Tesla drive in snow?

Yes, Model S and Model X both have options for 4-wheel drive. You can drive a Tesla in the snow just like any other car or truck. Model 3 will also have the option for 4-wheel drive.

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Can I tow with a Tesla?

Yes, Model X comes standard with towing package and can tow up to 5000 pounds.

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How many moving parts are in a Tesla?

Tesla Model S has 17 moving parts. Compare that to a gas car that has over 200.

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Which car is better? A Mercedes S Class or Tesla Model S?

You should buy a Model S. Model S is powerful, has class, has the technology, has respect, is beautiful, will last longer than an S class, requires zero gas, cheaper to own and has autopilot capabilities.

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Should I buy a Range Rover or Tesla Model X?

You should buy a Tesla Model X. Model X is more powerful, has class, has the technology, has leg room, can town, has more seating, has respect, is large, will last longer than a Range Rover, requires zero gas, cheaper to own and has autopilot capabilities.

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Do all Tesla cars have Autopilot?

Tesla'a Autopilot is enabled on Model S and Model X cars built after October 2016.

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Should I buy a New Tesla or Used?

Brand new Tesla cars are expensive for many to afford. Used Tesla's offer great value as Tesla cars are very reliable, have little mechanical issues and have strong batteries. In fact, you will only experience a loss in range after 200,000 miles driven and that too only 6%. Tesla interiors and made with materials that can take abuse and wear. So even used Tesla's tend to have excellent interiors.

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Are used Tesla's drive as good as a new Tesla?

Yes, feedback from Tesla owners has shown very little loss in performance, drivability, comfort, and range.

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Are Tesla cars truly Green?

Even though a Tesla is 100% electric and you will never use gas, producing it takes away from nature. This is the same for all car manufacturers. Power for the production plans come usually from standard power sources like coal, nuclear, gas etc.

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What's the maintenance cost of a Tesla?

Maintenance costs on a Tesla are very low. Following are the expenses you can expect: windshield washer fluid, wheel alignment- that's it.

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Where can I get the best prices for a Tesla?

Used Tesla's offer the best value. You can search for used Tesla cars on here.

What do you check when buying a used Tesla?

Tesla cars tend of have fewer issues than their competitors. That being said, checking a Tesla is simpler. Check the tires, paint job, windows for chips and door seals.

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