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Oct 19, 2017

Just for fun,

Why choose electric?

As a business in the technology industry, to goes without saying we tend to all have a view or opinion on certain tech. When we asked Chris, RockIT Onboarding Solutions Manager, what technology brand he had his eyes on at the moment, his response was very clear – Tesla.

As you’d expect for a busy member of the Solutions Sales Team he spends a significant amount of his working day on the road. Chris doesn’t drive an electric car, but he said that if he did it would be a Tesla, and this is his rationale (or his sales pitch to his other half, we’re not sure which).

Electric cars (Tesla) Vs Fossil Fuel Cars; why Chris believes the electric car and especially Tesla is the future of car technology.

Let’s face it unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the past few years, you’ll have noticed that fossil fuels are in depleting measures and will probably run out in our lifetime unless some drastic changes are made. This is why the Government and car manufacturers are starting to place significant importance on electric cars. Electric cars are paving the way for future car technology, as we start to run out of our fossil fuel reserves.

At the moment Hybrid cars are increasing in popularity, almost certainly because, despite the previous classification, diesel cars are now considered carcinogenic and it’s not going to be long before petrol cars follow suit. The reason for this is that the pollution cars have generated over the years is astronomical, and clearly more of a problem in built-up urban areas with high population, such as China and India, they have some of the most polluted regions in the world. It’s this pollution that the World Health Organisation attribute to over 7 million premature deaths each year.

So the future is looking bright for electric cars, and as soon as you make that investment you’ll be well on your way to singlehandedly saving the planet, right? Well, you might want to take a look under the hood (so-to-speak) because on a closer look you’d be surprised. Whilst electric cars should help to keep the pollution away from our doorsteps, electric cars and the technology that powers them runs on batteries. Just like your phone, when the battery gets low, you plug it in and give it some charge. All of this electricity has to come from somewhere, and despite the scattering of wind turbines along the British landscapes, and plans for even more solar farms, the UK still has a reliance on fossil fuels, namely coal to produce electricity. In saying this though, the use of coal is reducing all the time and in recent years the UK has managed to be powered, for many days, without producing coal-derived electricity.

Positioned on the Tesla’s website, the range of cars are said to be the safest, most exhilarating cars on the road. With Tesla’s unique all-electric powertrain, performance is not an issue, and the autopilot capabilities make motorway driving safer and stress-free. I especially like the Medical grade HEPA air filtration system, or pollen filter to you and I, which filters 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution, so even if you are the only one driving one, you’ll benefit with having cleaner air inside the car.

The Tesla ranges are designed to be one of the safest cars on the road, boasting aluminium side impact pillars reinforced with steel and six airbags. However, Tesla’s generally have a much lower centre of gravity which means they are significantly harder to roll. In addition, they are said to have a self-driving mode that is substantially greater than that of a human driver.

Any car that can boast 0 – 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds has to have performance at the very core of its existence, and the Tesla brand is clearly top of the leaderboard when performance is considered. What makes this brand so unique is a real blend of cutting-edge innovation such as Dual Motor All-wheel drive, a high-quality driving experience with the performance you could expect to get from such a formidable brand. It undeniably leaves other fossil fuel cars for dust, as they simply don’t come close to the technology that Tesla can bring to this market. Even the maintenance of the Tesla provides a really hassle-free and cost-effective solution, as it will never need to have a service and will carry a lifetime warranty.

In addition to the many benefits the Tesla brand can deliver. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla is currently making headlines, with a pledge to install enough solar powered generators to power the whole of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. It’s this kind of plight that makes the Tesla brand stand out and lead the way, and undoubtedly, what makes so many people, Chris included buy into this brand.