Teslas are considered some of the finest all-electric cars on our roads today, but are they smart enough to open their doors on their own?
Only the Tesla Model X has automatically-opening (and closing) doors. The front doors open as the driver approaches the vehicle, and the rear doors open automatically on request. While Models 3, S, and Roadster have innovative doors, they don’t open on their own.
Read on to learn more about Tesla, the vehicles it manufactures, and why they’re so highly praised.
The Power Of Electricity
When Elon Musk founded Tesla in 2003, it was with the vision of creating a premium line of all-electric vehicles. At the time, this was a relatively unheard-of concept, and electric cars were a considerably unexplored concept.
However, Elon Musk anticipated a huge shake-up in the vehicle industry, and he was adamant that Tesla would be the disruptive entity to cause it. In 2009, Tesla released its first vehicle, the Roadster, and it hasn’t stopped innovating since.
In the years that followed, Tesla released a saloon-style Model S, the smaller, more affordable Model 3, and the family-sized Model X. The US-based company also began producing the Model Y, a crossover-style SUV that was more affordable than the Model X SUV.
Tesla’s most recent creation is the second-generation Roadster, slated for a 2022 release window. These vehicles are all considerably remarkable and have received widespread praise from critics the world over.
They’re innovative, revolutionary, and extremely capable vehicles that have all worked hard to propel Tesla to the forefront of the vehicle industry. In a decade, Tesla went from being a relatively unknown organization to a world-leader, storming leagues ahead of most traditional manufacturers.
A Technological Marvel
The vehicles Tesla produces are overwhelmingly ahead of the competition, boasting incredible batteries that power the vehicles for hundreds of miles. They’re some of the most technologically-advanced cars on the road today, and they’re highly sophisticated.
The Tesla Model X comes with doors that open automatically as the driver approaches, and rear falcon-wing doors that open on their own, once requested by the driver. They can even adjust the angle at which they open, gauging the space available at either side of the car and adjusting accordingly.
However, this is currently the only Tesla model that boasts automatic doors – but the other vehicles in the range are still innovative. For example, the Model S has retracting door handles that open automatically as you approach the car.
They slide gracefully out from the body, and a light flicks on, illuminating the handle for ease of access. Furthermore, the driver can tweak this setting, ordering only specific handles to retract, or switching off the feature entirely, thereafter entering the car with the press of a button.
If you own a Tesla Model 3 and you approach with an ‘authenticated app’, fob, or key card, the door will unlock automatically. Admittedly, this is the least innovative door feature, as you still need to pull a physical handle the enter the vehicle.
Reportedly, the new, second-generation Tesla Roadster is equipped with a fingerprint swipe instead of a traditional door handle. The driver will simply swipe their finger along a subtle panel, and the car will grant access if it recognizes the fingerprint.
It’s the next generation of vehicle security, and as time goes on, manufacturers are effectively doing away with the classic car key. In recent years, we’ve seen keyless entry and press-to-start features becoming commonplace in cars – Tesla is taking that to the next level.
Since Tesla entered the wide world of vehicle manufacturing, other car creating companies have been playing catch-up. The Tesla range has been a remarkable success, and almost every other manufacturer has since released an electric alternative to the market.
Even Lamborghini, the legendary Italian supercar manufacturer, introduced an electric variant to the industry, the Lamborghini Sian. This was a three-and-a-half-million-dollar car that boasted awe-inspiring speed and the sharp, mean facade of a timeless Lamborghini.
However, there are plenty who believe that Tesla is an unbeatable organization, sitting proudly at the top of the all-electric table. They’re effortlessly innovating on an almost daily schedule, and the cars they produce are simply top-class.
For example, the second-generation Tesla Roadster allegedly has a maximum range of 620 miles on a single charge. That’s bizarrely long, and it puts almost every other electric car on the market to shame.
Well done, Tesla.