Benefits of an Electric Car
Owning a Tesla is not like owning any other vehicle; there are certain considerations that you should take into account before making the leap. Owning a tesla really is an experience like no other, although it may take time to get used to some of the differences between owning a tesla and owning any other car.
Once you own a Tesla, you will enjoy a whole new all-electric and environmentally friendly driving experience. Owning a TESLA is like owning an iPhone of the car world! You can say goodbye to gasoline and oil changes forever - and say hello to instant torque and a driving experience unlike any other.
There are many benefits; here are just a few:
No Gasoline To Buy, Ever! - Since Tesla only runs on electricity you will never have to buy gasoline for it again. This saves you significant amounts of money every month.
Super Low Maintenance Costs - Owning a Tesla is also much cheaper due to electric cars requiring far less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles - they are mechanically simpler than normal cars and as a result, they require less attention. Tesla also regularly improves its vehicles using routine over-the-air software updates.
Great Performance - Owning a Tesla is great fun! In terms of power, torque, and acceleration they are superior to many other vehicles on the market. Instant torque = smooth, super-fast acceleration, and the feeling of speed when that happens is hard to beat.
Environmentally Friendly - Owning an electric car isn't just about the performance, it's also green. Owning a Tesla means that you are driving one of the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available.
Besides the feeling of joy and the sound of silence when driving your Tesla, you will contribute to reducing pollution. Owning an electric car like Tesla is way better for the environment - on average, an electric car emits almost three times less CO2 than an equivalent petrol or diesel car when comparing the lifecycle emissions. With zero tailpipe emissions and the UAE's commitment to the future of a clean energy-powered grid, driving your Tesla in the UAE is probably one of the greenest options available.
Which tesla to buy?
Going Electric will be one of the biggest decisions of your life. Ev ownership will change your lifestyle ie. transport completely. This article was designed to make the transition smooth and easy. It is imperative to get the right EV for you, making the wrong decision here, will cost you a lot of time and money. I personally own a TESLA SR+ and it is the only car I have. I completely rely on it for my everyday and emergency transport. I commute 1hr to and from work every day. I did make a lot of mistakes, many of which you will avoid by just following the guidelines in this article. The guidelines below about choosing your tesla are based on my personal research and a lot of tesla friends. However, please do make your own thorough research before making the final decision.
What to look for in an EV:-
Energy Efficiency: In an EV, every small button or switch consumes energy, the more energy you deplete on non-essential things ie. music, interior lights, phone charging, etc, the lesser is your effective range will be. If you choose AWD, your range will also be lower compared to RWD cars. The more the battery size, the more weight, etc. the lesser the effective range.
In short, the lesser efficiency and the more energy you use - the more time you will need when you charge your car, or more will be the charging stops on your trip.
Battery size: the common convention is to have the largest battery possible, however, it is of no use to have the largest battery if your energy efficiency is poor ie. and you consume a lot of energy. The larger your battery (compared to similar efficiency and smaller battery car) - The longer distance you will be able to travel between each charging stop on a long trip.
Personal lifestyle: what does your personal everyday lifestyle look like? Do you have regular stops in your commute?do you go to the office and have a 3-pin socket there? is your work stationary at an office or is it with frequent traveling? Do you travel to areas where there is no proper infrastructure for emergency charging?
In all these cases, you would need to pick the appropriate Car with the appropriate range. Superchargers are limited and sometimes slow, also, charging an EV is much more time-consuming, especially when you need more energy than what you charged at home.
The scenario is to have your EV charge overnight, then be able to complete your entire day with an 80% - 70% charge, and then return back to home with at least a 20% charge. this 20% is reserved in case of an emergency drive.
Now that you have understood all these tips I've shared, here is my ranking for TESLA cars, with the topmost being the best choice.
Tesla Model 3 SR+ - The most efficient, budget, and moderately fast EV.
Tesla Model Y 7 seater long-range - for a family of 7
Tesla Model 3 long range - if you have more than 250km of total commute, travel more than 250km every day or you travel to areas that don’t have superchargers ie. Fujairah, kalba, Ajman, Sharjah, etc
Tesla Model S - For absolute speed and performance lovers only
Tesla Model X - if you like falcon doors.
So, if you’ve set your heart on owning a Tesla, read on to learn more about how to make sure you are fully prepared for your new car – and can enjoy all the benefits of Tesla ownership.
Considerations Before You Buy the Car
Tesla automaker takes at least 6-8 months to deliver your car. Before its long-awaited arrival, you should plan how you will be charging your vehicle at home and at work. My biggest piece of advice - charging at home is an absolute must! If you’re considering going without a home charging option, cancel your Tesla order. I say without exaggeration that without home charging you will regret every day of your experience with the car.
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