This month I have written a number of blogs about the past of Tesla and the cars that have given Tesla the opportunities to grow and develop their cars and technologies to deliver cars that are not cars but pieces of phenomenal technology.
The future is now and with it comes new and exciting opportunities for people of the world to choose incredible technology, just so happens to be a car.
I believe what Tesla has done is change the definition of what a car can be. They have made an industry wake up and look around as their customers move to the world of the technologically savvy car.
The introduction of the Cybertruck and the Model Y will help to continue to grow the footprint of supreme electric cars. The introduction of the these vehicles has sparked the imagination of the next generation of drivers.
Within the next month the Model Y will be delivered to new owners. This has been achieved 6 months ahead of time and with such precision and intent. Tesla is playing a new game that no one has been able to compete with. Fundamentally this is due to the fact that they are a tech company not car company.
These above images are of the Model Y demonstrate that Tesla’s have similar features like cargo space as traditional cars contain however it also brings amazing new features that no other traditional car company could conceive.
The future of Tesla is well in hand and the innovation that they continue to bring will not be outdone for many years. The comparison to Apple when it first introduced the iPhone and the couple of years after that has strong correlation to where Tesla is right now.
The recent ascendance of the share price gives credence to the fact that the short sellers have been controlling the narrative for too long and now Tesla is finally getting its time in the sun.
One of the most compelling things about Tesla is it is not just a car company it is a tech company, and this is demonstrated when you consider the number of products they have and the potential they have to offer into the future.
Full self driving
Tesla Mega Pack
This list is just the start and I can tell you that Elon Musk will continue to grow ideas and innovative minds to produce future products that will continue to push the boundaries and lead to the achievement of his mission statement for Tesla.
Transition the world to renewable energies and transportation.
The Tesla SEMI was announced with great fanfare by Tesla in late 2017. Since then there have been a number of sightings across USA of the test vehicles being put through their paces. They have also been used as demonstration vehicles for companies looking to purchase the all-electric Semi truck for their fleets.
These are the companies who have placed orders for the Tesla Semi so far:
Walmart: One of the first major companies to reserve the trucks, the retailer has made aggressive investments in technology in recent years as part of its effort to compete with Amazon.
Pepsi: Pepsi previously had the largest Semi order, reserving 100 trucks in December.
As can be seen there are a number of large corporations that have taken the time and initiative to see that the future is electric.
Just today I was looking at tweets from @Brett_Swanson7 who explained that he is looking forward to the SEMI due to the fact that “this one product will have the greatest environmental impact over any other product in world history”.
Brett has a significant point here and one that cannot be denied. Currently to move goods across large distances there are three ways. By air, by sea and by land. I want to focus on the land element. The vehicles that are used to travel across land are trucks.
Due to large populations and limited amounts of space on most trucks there has to be large fleets on the road at any given time. We are talking thousands of trucks across any one continent and many more when considering global population. What this means is large amounts of Carbon dioxide (CO2) being pumped into the air from exhaust fumes.
The point that Brett is highlighting is that to remove CO2 producing vehicles from the road and replace them with electric vehicles, like the Tesla SEMI, we then start to have a significant impact to the global warming and environmental impacts that are becoming more apparent every day.
Just recently with the bush fires in Australia we have seen the ongoing impacts of an increase in global temperatures and a reduction of rain across land masses which has allowed the land to become extremely dry and easily catch fire. What most forget is that trees are the main devices to help remove carbon dioxide from the air. By having over 5 million hectres burn they not only release smoke but also the contained carbon dioxide within the trees into the atmosphere.
Any assistance, we as a global society can do to help this reduce is helping mother earth heal and better combat the issue we currently face.
In no way will it be the only thing that will help but Tesla is uniquely qualified to assist with the uptake of the Semi and other electric cars.
I believe the Semi can allow for many global companies to provide improved transportation between destinations whilst contributing to the evolution of clean vehicles and ultimately drive the future environment back to health.