Let’s discuss the reasons why buyers should consider alternatives to buying a Tesla. Tesla has been the auto industry’s darling in recent years. Maybe credited with making electric cars “cool,” particularly among wealthy buyers. When the Model S was introduced for the 2012 model year it was a smash hit. The Model 3 currently outsells all other electric vehicles combined.
The Model Y small crossover SUV is expected to be the company’s most popular product. However, even by electric-vehicle standards, Teslas are pricey, and they no longer qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit available to EV buyers and lessees. It’s now $1,850 and will be $0 by the end of the year.
However, in the rapidly expanding EV industry, there are viable alternative electric-powered cars to pricier Tesla. Some may not have the same brand cachet as others, but they’ll provide satisfactory performance and facilities. Here are three electric vehicles that can compete with Tesla:
- 3rd Model
- Model X
- Model S
Model 3 (Tesla)/Bolt EV (Chevrolet): The Chevrolet Bolt EV might not be quite as elegant as the Tesla Model 3. And lacks the latter’s showy computerized display, but it offers similar performance at a lesser price. The Bolt EV is somewhat smaller than the Model 3, but it still seats five people and has greater cargo space. With 16.9 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 56.6 cubic feet with the seat backs folded flat.
The rear-drive Standard Range Plus variant of the Tesla Model 3 vehicle starts at $38,990. Its 50-kilowatt-hour battery provides a 240-mile range on a single charge. The Model 3 has 258 horsepower and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
Jaguar i-Pace/Tesla Model X: Amongst full-electric sport-utility cars, the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace is the closest challenger to the Tesla Model X. Both have rear hatchbacks and dramatic external style, with the Model X having vertically opening doors for increased visual impact.
Both have all-wheel drive and are significantly more fun to drive than the typical utilitarian people mover. Jaguar pipes in a humming sound are calibrated according to velocity and acceleration, but EVs make no operational sounds, only their own.
Porsche Macan/Tesla Model S: Although the Tesla Model S is a speedy and ultra-sporty four-door full-electric luxury sedan for 2019. A Close opponent, the Porsche Taycan, would emerge for the 2020 model year. According to Porsche, the name is taken from two Turkic phrases that approximately translate to “soul of a vibrant young horse.”
With very good dimensions and Porsche stylistic elements, it appears like a sleeker version of the automaker’s Panamera. Within, this would rely primarily on touchscreen screens, just like the Model S. According to preliminary specifications. It will be about the same size as the Model S, although much more information is still scarce.
Tesla’s “one-stop service,” which is similar to Apple’s, has proven to be a significant benefit for owners. An astounding 91 per cent of Tesla owners mentioned its ability to manage all elements of EV purchase and ownership. Including sales, finance, service, fast charging, and route planning that includes fast charging, electric cars we’d rather buy than a Tesla. That, according to Dovorany, is an environment that conventional manufactures will have a hard time replicating.