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A Quick History of Tesla Motors

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What is Tesla Motors?  The company was founded back in 2003 by Elon Musk. It was co-founded by engineers Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard positioned in Silicon Valley and they wanted to prove to the world that electric cars are much better than classical cars powered with gasoline. With amazing power, zero emissions and instant torque products from Tesla company would be without any compromise, cars. With each new generation of car, they are becoming more affordable to the general public. The biggest mission and goal of Tesla Motors is to accelerate and speed up transition to transport that is more sustainable, throughout entire world. The inventor who inspired the name behind company is of course famous Nikola Tesla. It was his engineers that designed powertrain for cars that was created around motor inducted AC. This was patented by Tesla himself in 1888.

The result of all of this is that first roadster from company was launched back in 2008. It had the power to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. By that time this car set new standard when it comes to mobility of electric cars. Tesla Motors had sold over 2,400 Roadster models that are now over 30 countries on the road. 4 years ago Tesla had launched Model S, which was the first premium car powered by electric. This is 100% electric built from the ground and it had practically redefined the way four door car is perceived. Model S offers 64 cubic feet of space for storing stuff and room for 7 people. It had achieving acceleration going from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 5 seconds, almost like a sports car. 2 years before or if you wish at the end of 2014, the CEO of Tesla Elon Musk had unveiled they will further improve motor of Model S and its performance and handling. This type of car has more than 50,000 vehicles on tracks worldwide. Elon also launched Model X last year which features falcon winged doors, amazing acceleration and much space for seating. The owners of Tesla enjoy benefits of charging car home.

There is no need to drive to any gas station or spend money for pumping gasoline inside car. It’s easy to charge as it takes around 20 mins. Chargers are now scattered and connected throughout routes most popular for driving in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. If you wonder where is the factory of Tesla Motors, it is positioned in California, Fremont. This was the previous home of New United Manufacturing Motor Incorporation. Once it was venture between General Motors and Toyota. Factory of Tesla Motors is producing more then 1,000 cars per week, and it gave many opportunities of working for people in that area. When Elon Musk took over the company back in 2004, he cashed 7.5 million dollars for it and spent all his life’s money investing in Tesla Cars, and he really didnt had much faith it would succeed.

But now, Tesla Motors are expanding and growing into other areas too, such as Netherlands or Tilburg. They are also starting to build super big factory in Nevada because Tesla partnered with Panasonic to reduce the price of packs of lithium ion batteries. This factory will also produce the third and newest car model from Tesla Motor which is marked as Model 3. It’s predicted that by the year 2024, this newly built factory will produce more battery packs that all the other factories in the world combined back in 2013. Back in 2010, Tesla Motors went public and they were the first car company from America that did this other then Ford Company back in 1956.  Those people at Tesla along with the Elon Musk are not just makers o cars, they are design and technology company focused a lot on innovation of energy pushing the boundaries of human limits.