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10 Insane Facts About Tesla Motors & Elon Musk

(10 INSANE FACTS ABOUT TESLA - MOTORS AND ELON MUSK 1. HISTORY The real founders being Martin Eberhard TESLA & and Marc Tarpenning. TESLA, however, is currently run by Elon Musk - soon to be the second man to have taken over 3 companies to >$1 billion valuations. Tesla Motors is the 2nd oldest publicly listed American Automaker, after Ford. Well, to begin with Elon Musk is NOT one of the Tesla's first model The Roadster was launched in 2008, which according to founders as you may know. Sorry to disappoint! The truth being, he is only one of the shareholders of Tesla, and owns 23% Musk was a disaster. Owing to its huge profits, Tesla was able to repay its loan of of its stocks. £355 million, 9 years early. 2. CURRENT CARS After the discontinuation of 'Roadster', Tesla cars came up with two new models. The Model S and Model X. 3. MODEL S Safest, and the most exhilarating sedan on the road. Model S was the first electric vehicle to ever receive 'Motortrend's Car of the Year award. It is virtually a tank, with more than 6mm thick armoured shield which protects the underbody. It has the largest display interface, with 17 inch touch screen display. It has the Owner's manual saved in its Parking sensors tell you how far you are from obstacles. 5 star safety rating. directory. 4. MODEL X Safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle. It has It's windshield has the largest piece of glass ever biohazard air filter used in a production vehicle. Has 'Falcon Doors 100 kWh battery E providing 289 miles of for the backseat. Has a 'Ludicrous Speed' mode going from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Its 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' protects you from biological attacks. 5. FUTURE CARS Musk's plans for the future cars are nothing short of ambitious. He plans to launch more models. Model 3 All electric four door sedan, with Autopilot hardware technology. Codenamed Bluestar, often referred to as Gen III (stylized as " ") Model 3 is priced at $35000 (£33429) Musk also hinted at a crossover version of Model 3 that will be named Model Y, however it's yet to be confirmed. • Tesla seeks to make its cars fully autonomous by 2018. • Tesla Plans to increase the range of its cars 1000 miles per charge by 2020. 6. TESLA SEMIS AND MINI BUS Musk also plans to bring out a range of 'Self Driving' mini buses that might solve the problem of urban public Reports are that, Tesla plans to unveil its own range of semis that will reduce the cost of transporting cargo. transportation. 7. THE GIGAFACTORY The Gigafactory is a huge under-construction factory under Tesla Motors that will create lithium ion batteries for use in Tesla cars. The factory stands on a massive 3,000 acre land. It's huge and will soon be the world's largest building by footprint. The name comes from the factory's planned annual battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours( Gwh) Tesla employs more than 850 full time employees and 1,700 construction workers at Gigafactory Musk and other Tesla employees usually refer to it as the 'alien dreadnought'. It has been built to sustain earthquakes. 8. ALL ABOUT TESLA TESLA Tesla's market capitalization is about £496,497 ($620,000) per car it delivered last year. Tesla has an employee strength of 30,000 Tesla Motors has sold nearly 125,000 cars since the first Tesla owns what used to be called the NUMMI factory, which Toyota and GM had originally Roadster was delivered in 2008. constructed in 48 Fremont. Tesla's sales model is actually illegal in STATES 9. ELON MUSK The Man behind the Machine Elon Musk invested a whopping £54.5 million from his personal finances in Tesla. Musk has been referred to as a 'thrillionaire', a new class of high-tech modern entrepreneurs. O Musk's net worth is £9.3 billion. O Musk has reduced the cost of reaching the International Space Station by about 90%. O Musk's new endeavour 'Hyperloop' seeks to establish a new form of transportation which will send people from San Francisco to Los Angeles within half an hour through tubes. 10. QUICK FACTS Tesla always gives out patents for free, to As of today Tesla has Well known automotive group Daimler AG owns 'Tesla' got its name from 796 Supercharger Disneyland, encourage competition. stations and 4,876 superchargers around the world. 10% equity stake in Tesla, which is estimated to be valued at around where Martin Eberhard (one of the founders) was on a date with his wife. £4.4 million. So, you never know your neighbour could be designing one himself, while Musk would be drawing his official annual salary of $1 from Tesla. SOURCES Stanley R Harris Ltd Commercial Vehicle Equipment Distributor Est 1950

10 Insane Facts About Tesla Motors & Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Basically he's a real-life Iron-Man (without the suit... as far as we know). He's most well-known...


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