A New Ride


Devon Abner, Reporter

Tesla. A thing of the future. No gas needed for this ride. Tesla gain a widespread attention from people after the following of the first ever fully electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. The Tesla can charge two ways, solar and plugging it in. As of March 2015, Tesla has sold about 70,000 cars since 2008. Every new car has flaws. The new Model S costs $127K and had a small problem when Consumer Reports tested the car out. The door handle on the driverside did not retract the way it was supposed to, which means that people had to climb through the passenger side door and found the car wouldn’t switch into drive! 

The people that brought you the Tesla Model S and Model X bring you the new Tesla Energy, “A suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels.Tesla is not just an automotive company, it’s an energy innovation company. Tesla Energy is a critical step in this mission to enable zero emission power generation.”

Green Mountain Power is also involved in using the Tesla Energy. “As Vermont’s energy company of the future, we are turning the old utility model on its head, and offering products and services to help Vermonters use less energy and one day rely on the grid as a backup system.” The specs for this Tesla Energy are:

  • Mounting: Wall Mounted Indoor/Outdoor
  • Energy: 7 kilowatts at $3000 or 10 kilowatts at $3500, both battery type
  • Operating Temperature Range:  -4F (-20C) to 110F  (43C)
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Dimensions: H: 1300mm W: 860mm D:180mm


Tesla was founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO. Tesla’s main headquarters is in Palo Alto, California. To find out more visit  www.teslamotors.com.