TESLA - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Mar 14, 2019
  • Tesla is among the world’s most fascinating car companies. From their electrifying debut with the OG Tesla Roadster, to the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and upcoming Model Y, Tesla has kept the hype for over 15 years. Join James as he explores the company’s shocking history, and get amped up for the future!
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Comments • 5 689

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  6 months ago +2747

    Do you think EVs are the future? Would you ever drive a Tesla? 0-60 in 1.9 seconds is pretty tempting...

    • R.J. Jones
      R.J. Jones 4 hours ago

      @michael williams Here's the thing though... In Europe, they do things because it's the right thing to do, but in the US... if you make a better product that moves the wheels faster. So if ever aspect of electric vehicles become better than internal combustion engine cars, including infrastructure to charge, the average American consumer will take that option and they won't wait for the EPA to force companies to make that switch.

    • michael williams
      michael williams 10 hours ago

      @R.J. Jones well your definatly going to lose your house there's no plans to scrap diesels or petrol cars in Europe untill 2050 atleast!!!!

    • R.J. Jones
      R.J. Jones 10 hours ago

      @michael williams There won't be any new ICE cars being made any longer by 2025, I would be willing to bet the house on that.

    • Leonhart Music
      Leonhart Music 11 hours ago

      Alexander I'm not taking that from you, to be honest I just came back from the Frankfurt Motorshow and I was really pleasently surprised by many electric cars. I personally just don't like Tesla as much, I don't really know why though.

    • Alexander
      Alexander 16 hours ago

      @Leonhart Music I think it's hysterical 😆
      I love blasting by fast cars in my model 3. I annihilate them in silence 😛

  • David Massey
    David Massey 3 hours ago

    Audio Quality is rubbish

  • A L O N E 自殺
    A L O N E 自殺 15 hours ago

    **Cough** teslas are still trash

  • It is what It is
    It is what It is 15 hours ago

    I like your videos and that says a lot due to the fact I really don’t like many not even my own lol

  • NOT a Scrub
    NOT a Scrub 15 hours ago

    menlo not melno :(

  • NOT a Scrub
    NOT a Scrub 16 hours ago

    but the sound of the car... :(

  • Tausif ali
    Tausif ali 19 hours ago

    De butt and debut come on Humphrey forgetting one of your catch phrases

  • Enrico Fontanive
    Enrico Fontanive 23 hours ago


  • Parrish Stevens
    Parrish Stevens Day ago

    Just remember electric cars are really powered by coal, lol

  • Chuck Taylor
    Chuck Taylor Day ago

    Stop yellling!!!

  • Daniel Reyes
    Daniel Reyes Day ago

    James's yelling has damaged all my audio devices :/

  • casper aalders
    casper aalders Day ago

    love the VW in the background, wish I owned it

  • Marcov Sasa
    Marcov Sasa 2 days ago


  • Artur
    Artur 2 days ago

    Why the hell you scream so much? Except that it is nice video

  • Steve Edward
    Steve Edward 2 days ago

    Loved the Ataris shoutout!

  • Jun Ouyang
    Jun Ouyang 2 days ago

    really... the inventor of lightning? How can you invent lightning? The Tesla coil wasn't the first high voltage device. Try Van de Graff.

  • Michael Giuliani
    Michael Giuliani 2 days ago

    How do I get this video with 100% less needless yelling

  • battletoads22
    battletoads22 2 days ago

    I'm actually a materials manager for an automotive finishing company in Michigan, and our biggest customer is Tesla. We crank out their door trim by the thousands of units a week. I thought for sure the bubble would burst eventually due to all the cons of owning an electric car, but this Up to Speed shows me that we may be dealing with Tesla for quite a long time and possibly making them even more unique parts.

  • Nicholas Haugen
    Nicholas Haugen 3 days ago

    The demon does the 1/4 mile faster than the roadster

  • Erin Golan
    Erin Golan 3 days ago

    4:55 you blew my speakers

  • Steven Hatfield
    Steven Hatfield 3 days ago

    My friend said of the older electric vehicles "You could turn by sticking your arm out the window" LOL!

  • Justin Nehls
    Justin Nehls 3 days ago

    Nicholas Tesla

  • Timothy McSwain
    Timothy McSwain 3 days ago +2

    The wide volume range of this video is rather irritating. Well done apart from that.

  • F R
    F R 3 days ago

    "Nikola" Tesla, Not "Nicholas"

  • Aditya Pulipaka
    Aditya Pulipaka 3 days ago

    It's nikola tesla

  • jeremy r
    jeremy r 3 days ago

    Musk is a cunt.. fuck him..plus he hit joes blunt like a fucking bitch!!

  • TwitedGamer
    TwitedGamer 3 days ago

    says please dont come to his house the moment they clicked publish hunderds of ppl flood his house

  • INX
    INX 3 days ago +1

    200k for a spaceship is amazing xd

  • zach arts
    zach arts 3 days ago

    Love Jamie’s car in the back

  • Ken Berry
    Ken Berry 3 days ago +1

    EV's are NOT the future, they're nothing more than a virtue signaling blip in the automotive industry and a complete economic and environmental failure. Without govt subsidies their doors would have closed long ago. The average income of tesla owners is 320k a year and if govt subsides end like they did in Denmark, sales will plummet by 90% or more. Should the rest of the world follow in Denmark's example, the same thing would happen to Tesla's market cap, which at last check amount to just over $800,000 per car sold and that's a horrible business model to exemplify.

    • Evolt
      Evolt 2 days ago

      Not the future? Several European countries have already stated that they will ban the sales of ICE cars by a certain year, for example, Norway by 2025, The Netherlands by 2030, The UK and France by 2040.
      Economic failure? Like for consumers? They will automatically start selling in way larger numbers than they are now once the price drops a bit (I predict that will happen between 2022 and 2026), mainly thanks to the battery prices dropping and economies of scale in manufacturing.
      Environmental failure? You can calculate the total GHG emissions per miles driven for the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range vs. the gas car you configure on this site:
      'Without govt subsidies, their doors would have closed long ago.'
      So would have GM's doors in 2009/2010 if they weren't bailed out.
      'The average income of Tesla owners is 320k a year'
      Where did you get that from? Because it's obviously not true if you think about all the Model 3 owners with incomes $30K to $70K per year.
      And then you go on to claim how when subsidies end, their sales will plummet:
      In the U.S., Tesla's subsidies have already been cut from $7500 to $1875, and I haven't seen any major demand decrease because of that.
      Model 3 sales, which the subsidies were more impactful than to the Model S and X taking into account its price, have been relatively steady since the subsidies were cut, going into the ''Business as usual'' state with sales spikes at the end of each quarter: insideevs.com/news/368729/ev-sales-scorecard-august-2019/

  • Proud American Ca
    Proud American Ca 4 days ago

    Only got sad here on donut when models got cancelled, until this episode :’(
    I mean. Tuning, without being able to tune......

  • Proud American Ca
    Proud American Ca 4 days ago +1

    This is a great car, for those that have gon deaf from real engines

  • A FAIL
    A FAIL 4 days ago

    This guy is hilarious and informative.

  • Alex Rodrigo
    Alex Rodrigo 4 days ago +1

    San Dimas Bonita school district

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller 4 days ago

    14:00 The Tesla Model 3 was the #11, not #1 car in 2018 by units sold. It may have been #1 in revenue because of its higher cost though.

  • 5SC Basher
    5SC Basher 4 days ago

    A roadster is 2 door 2seater. Tesla's "roadster" is a 4 seater. So it's a coupe.

  • Drunken_Monkey360
    Drunken_Monkey360 4 days ago +1

    Your over the top acting was funny when I first saw it, but the more I see it, the more I really hate you. Can't wait for this channel to decline and die

  • Andrew Stewart
    Andrew Stewart 4 days ago

    Just to let everyone know, unless your electricity comes from a nuclear power or hydro plant, you are still causing CO2 emissions.......just not from the car itself when it's being driven, but when its charging. So get off your high horse, your carbon foot print is bigger than you think.
    Being educated is one hell of a drug.

  • rage.
    rage. 4 days ago

    The golf behind him is sequoia green, I used to have the same model and color, I miss her so much.

  • kaliber aiz
    kaliber aiz 5 days ago

    This video will get a million views in 0 to 60 FREAKING MINUTES!!!

    • kaliber aiz
      kaliber aiz 5 days ago

      Too bad I'M 5.5 MONTHS LATE!!!!

  • Adam Jankowski
    Adam Jankowski 5 days ago

    Tesla still sucks

  • Gary Stremmelaar
    Gary Stremmelaar 5 days ago +2

    Still watching but please...please...STOP SCREAMING!!!!!

    • Gary Stremmelaar
      Gary Stremmelaar 2 days ago

      How long do you think it will be before we see some roadster II reviews?

    • Gary Stremmelaar
      Gary Stremmelaar 2 days ago

      It is, because between all the screaming it was very interesting and well summarised..

    • Jowiel
      Jowiel 2 days ago

      @Gary Stremmelaar well that's a shame

    • Gary Stremmelaar
      Gary Stremmelaar 2 days ago

      Ok then I wont watch any more and I won’t subscribe.

    • Jowiel
      Jowiel 2 days ago


  • Merle Garcia
    Merle Garcia 5 days ago

    Well the new roadster has 1.3 from 0-60kmh

  • The blue Streak
    The blue Streak 5 days ago

    I’d rather get a top fuel dragster

  • Chef Boyardee
    Chef Boyardee 5 days ago +1

    I remember right before teslas became popular,the only tesla I knew was the roadster from gran turismo

  • Joseph Rivero
    Joseph Rivero 5 days ago

    Its nikola tesla, not nickolas

  • w210source
    w210source 6 days ago

    Nicholas Tesla? Really? You illiterate fucks.

  • Nikko and Lee
    Nikko and Lee 6 days ago

    I'd rather pay my governor to allow me to daily an F1 car. But still dope.

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  • Jerefigueroa Beatz
    Jerefigueroa Beatz 6 days ago

    Rc cars got bigger

  • Jason Hagar
    Jason Hagar 6 days ago

    Hell on earth is being 37 and unable to afford a Tesla due to a poor financial choices in the past.

  • Damir Rukavina
    Damir Rukavina 6 days ago

    its not nicholas its just nikola he has a serbian name even do he is from Lika a place in todays crotia

  • Christopher Piunti
    Christopher Piunti 6 days ago

    Is all I know is that I better hear a whole lot of LIGHTNING LIGHTNING LIGHTNING!!!!! FROM MR PUPMPHREYS

  • elliot campbell
    elliot campbell 6 days ago

    I want one so bad man so bad

  • El R
    El R 6 days ago

    Love the vids bros but dude damn it u need some Adderall!!!

  • Jayesh Percy
    Jayesh Percy 7 days ago

    "What is he smoking" 🤣🤣 epic ..

  • Yash Vardhan
    Yash Vardhan 7 days ago

    why is this guy so loud and obnoxious

  • red thunder fox
    red thunder fox 7 days ago

    Y my dolphin not working


  • Christopher Barger
    Christopher Barger 7 days ago +1

    I absolutely HATED electric cars when they came out.
    I was skeptical of Teslas and thought they were a bit ugly. I hated that they didn’t make sound.
    Then I realized my thoughts were irrational. What I like about a car:
    Quick. Comfy. Good looking. Fast. Fun to drive. Make you happy.
    The Tesla checks all those boxes. It just accomplishes it differently. And just imagine the tuning potential of these cars. Swap some batteries and electronics. Change some software. Change the suspension. It would be a MONSTER.
    I’ve been hooked on hill climb videos, and seeing VW destroy the record in an electric car, has shown me their Motorsport potential.
    Plus, gas is smelly and creates carbon dioxide and heat. I’d much rather have greener options. Fuck the oil companies.

  • Victor Unbea
    Victor Unbea 7 days ago

    Tesla models: S3XY