Tesla Motors derives its name from the world-renowned electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla. Initially manufacturing vehicles inspired by Tesla’s original model of the AC motor, Tesla Motors has since evolved into one of the top producers of luxury electric cars. Over the last thirteen years the firm has consistently challenged the future of the automotive industry with its innovative vehicles like the Roadster, a Tesla sports car and the Model S luxury sedan. We only currently have Teslas in our fleet in the Netherlands. Click below to see what you can rent with SIXT in the US.
The future of transportation
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is out to change the world as we know it with his visionary ideas for the automotive industry. He is committed to changing the way we think about driving by offering a more sustainable approach. Not only do Tesla luxury car models feature advancements in engineering they are outfitted as well with a stylish design and high end amenities. Tesla cars have also changed the unflattering perceptions often held about electric cars. Typically thrown into the same arena as hybrids, many assumed electric cars are slow and clunky. Tesla set the world straight with the smooth, quiet ride provided by its models. For example, the Tesla Model S can go from 0-60 in less than five seconds without making a sound. Other highlights of Tesla vehicles are their superb handling, high safety ranks and intuitive dashboard touchscreens that can be personalized when you attach your smartphone.
Tesla Model S
This next generation luxury saloon is 100% electric, stacked with power and dusted in luxury. Free from traditional philosophies on vehicle makeup, Tesla motors looked ahead and predicted the future. The acceleration on the Tesla Model S is astronomical. From 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds through to a top speed of 155mph, the Tesla Model S is more flying than rolling. The electric twin motors, one in the front and one in the back, digitally and independently control torque. This unparalleled traction among luxury cars is the result of its all-wheel drive. The Tesla Model S’s cabin is perfectly quiet mimicking the sound dynamics of a recording studio.
An Electric Future
Reputedly faster than any saloon built in America, the Tesla Model S takes off with a deft dip on the ‘Go’ pedal. No handbrake or start button delay the driver unleashing the swell of torque typical of a sports car. Next up is Autopilot. Your driving assistant uses traffic-aware cruise control to alert you to free parking spaces, assist changing lanes and keeps the car in line. Adaptive LED headlights hug sharp corners after dark and look damn good on the job. The interior is futuristic but pared back and the jewel on the dashboard is the 17 inch touch screen. Fast to respond and resembling a gilded iPad, this fuss-free interface is stunning to the eye. One swipe and the full-length sun roof opens inviting in the sun’s lazy rays. Bask in the twelve-way power-adjustable heated front seats with memory profiling or in the roomy back three.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is a chance for a truly unique driving experience. It has the practicality of a minivan, the style of a typical SUV but the performance of a sports car!
- Performance: The Tesla X has a much lower center of gravity than any other SUVs, thus increasing torque when overtaking even with 7 adults and all the luggage. It can go from 0 – 60mph in 4.4 seconds a rate better than any other SUVs and many sports cars. Plus it has 0% tail pipe emissions.
- Handling: Its standard dual motor all-wheel drive system gives more power to the front and rear wheels. The suspension is electronically programmed to change how hard or soft the ride is depending on the road surface.
- Battery: The model X comes with a charging cable that is suitable for public charging.
- Comfort and Design: The Model X can comfortably seat up to 7 adults. Its rear passenger doors, so called Falcon Wings, allowing for easier access to the 2nd and 3rd row of rear seats. These wings can also make parking easier as you have more room to open the doors in tight spaces. It also features plenty of cargo space.