While several automakers offer EV powertrains Nissans Leaf and Chevrolets Volt

While several automakers offer ev powertrains nissans

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While several automakers offer EV powertrains— Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt, for example— none matches Tesla’s commitment to EV development. And as a clean slate company, Tesla has had the advantage of developing an entirely new powertrain and supply chain without the hindrance of existing dealerships, physical plants, or inventory. Powertrain differences
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The Model S’ 85kWh battery has more than 7,100 cells, allowing it to move greater weight faster and with longer range. To address range anxiety, Tesla has made a significant investment developing charging stations in the US (112 to date, according to the Tesla website), Europe (63), and Asia (17). These supercharger stations can swap out the battery in less time than it takes to fill a tank of gas. Owners must come back and swap again for their original battery. Nonetheless, this helps alleviate drivers’ worries about becoming stranded on long trips.
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Created a fun-to-drive electric roadster. Check. Leveraged the lessons to scale-up to a full-luxury sedan. Check. Disrupted the luxury car market and, according to IHS Automotive data, attracted “conquest” buyers from the likes of BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus, not to mention Toyota and other volume brands. Check. Diverged from entrenched supply chains to develop technology in-house and lowered per-unit development costs for an industry-leading infotainment platform. Check. Addressed a software-related vehicle safety recall in one day for almost 30,000 cars. Check Created a company destined to influence the industry as a whole and did so while pleasing Wall Street. Check. What does the future hold
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Consumer demand Dealerships and service Marketing Production boosting Innovation Tesla faces five distinct challenges:
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The 12 systems analyzed by the IHS Teardown Team comprised the following: Premium Media Control Unit Instrument Cluster EV Inlet Assembly High-Voltage Junction Box Battery Charger Thermal Controller Liftgate Left Hand Taillight Power Liftgate Module Body Control Unit Sunroof Control Unit Passive Safety Restraints Control Module What’s inside the Model S?
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  • Spring '18
  • Tesla Motors, Tesla Roadster

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