Tesla Is The New Ford

Derick David
3 min readJun 3, 2020

What Ford did for ‘car’ , Tesla will for ‘electric’.

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Imagine living in the era where horses are the widely, fashionably, and commonly use way of moving around. The time where you had to buy, feed, and train a horse so you’re assured to always have your mode of transportation with you all the time. Well, fast-forward to today, you buy, take care, and maintain what we have called, a car. The machine with four-wheels that we use to go to work, school, or store. It became like an appliance that every family in the planet must own. It has been well over a century and come to think of it, how times have radically changed. From caveman to cyberman lifestyle real quick.

As Bob Dylan said in one of his famous songs,

“The times are a-changin.”

Today, everything is machine-based.

According to Ford’s official Wikipedia page,

The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world’s fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.

Consumer Culture

Ford started the era of the everyman’s car and it has maintained the status for over 100 years. How so? Just look around you and notice how many people drive a Ford vehicle. One of the main reasons why is because it’s affordable. Ford has made it possible that moving around efficiently doesn’t have to empty your wallet. Now, Tesla is doing the same with its Tesla Model 3. Elon Musk has made it possible as well, that to save the environment doesn’t have to bankrupt you. Tesla does have a line of electric car product line that vary by price. That is the same for Ford. The Model 3 has been since the best-selling Tesla model. Welcome to the green revolution.

Household name

Tesla has officially acquired the status of being a household name. Before, Tesla was all about Nikola Tesla or the electric-atoms-thingy. You know it. Now, it’s Elon Musk, the social status and the bravado, the self-driving green vehicle that everybody wants. Tesla became the Apple of Electric vehicles. Soon, it will be a necessity that every household must have.

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Derick David

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