Tesla has taken off with fast momentum and today it is the king of electric cars manufacturing. Not only is Tesla the leading electric car company, they are currently one of the richest car companies in the world. Today NETBADO will be
talking about Tesla Motors and some of the things you probably don’t know about this iconic car company.
1. Elon Musk is not the founder of Tesla
Today everyone know Elon Musk as the brain behind Tesla and the boss but not everyone knows Elon Musk was not the founder of the company. Tesla was founded in July 2003, by businessmen Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, under the name Tesla Motors. The company was named after physicist Nikola Tesla. He came into the company when things were very rough and because he didn’t like the way the company is being managed, he kicked out the CEO and installed himself as CEO. With his great innovative thinking, he has transformed the company into Multi-billion dollar company.
2. Tesla is the first car company to be launched from Silicon Valley
When you here the name Silicon Valley the first thing that’ll come into your mind is tech giants like Cisco, Facebook, Google, Microsoft etc. Well, the company is the first, if not currently the only car company sitting happily in Silicon Valley. I can say it’s a good thing the company is based in Silicon Valley because of their innovative spirit.
3. All Tesla technologies are free and open source
Just the same way Google allowed phone makers to use Android free of charge, that’s the same way the company allows other car makers to use it’s technology free of charge to make electric cars. This means any car company which uses the technology will not get a lawsuit from the company. This has made Tesla the king in the electric car market. According to Elon Musk “Our Patents Belong To You.”
4. The Model S is the first premium luxury electric car in the world.
Launched in 2012, the Model S is the world’s first luxury electric car. The car has enough room for seven passengers and can comfortably compete against other luxury brands from BMW and AUDI. The car has artificial intelligence and can learn as it is used and transfer what it learns to other Tesla cars on the road. This is called swarm intelligence. Very powerful.
5. Tesla cars can be repaired and updated via WI-FI
Just like your smartphones can receive updates over-the-air, the cars can equally receive software updates
and equally fix bugs directly from the company over-the-air without any one touching the car.
5. All new cars comes with the most advanced self driving technology and auto-pilot.
Tesla self driving technology is the most advanced in the world. It has powerful 8 cameras and radar capable of seeing through heavy rain, smoke and dust. The car can make better road decisions than a human can ever make. At the moment the cars are gathering data and learning to drive themselves in the future.
7. Your Tesla cars will make you money in the future
The company has just launched the first version of it’s summon application. The vision of the project is so that the car can go out on it’s own when you’re not using it and make you money using UBER. The car will go out and use itself like an UBER and make money for you while you’re in the comfort of your home. How fantastic !
8. Model S P100 D is the fastest accelerating car in the world
The model S has set a record for the fastest accelerating car in the world doing 0-60mph at 2.28 seconds. This makes it faster than Bugatti Chiron which can do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. It’s also faster than Lamborghini, Ferrari and other supercars in it’s class. The best part of it is that the car just about $150,000 compared to Bugatti which costs millions of dollars.