Tesla Motors emerged with an unfamiliar idea and their revolutionary vision of turning the automotive industry towards environment friendliness. At first, it wasn’t taken seriously but led by its visionary CEO Elon Musk the company has become a multi-billion-dollar enterprise with almost 5 billion dollars in equity, 23 billion in assets and 7 billion dollars in revenue last year. Tesla has taken off with a vast momentum and with us closing in on the release of the model 3. it seems like we’re looking at a new iconic automobile brand.
Interesting Facts About Tesla Motors
Tesla Motors was the first car manufacturer to be launched from Silicon Valley Silicon
Silicon Valley has never exactly been the place to be if you’re an automaker. The place is for tech companies and that’s what makes Tesla so extraordinary. Despite the human resource technology, the company lacked access to several important resources that you don’t get in the area, in comparison to north America which to this day is still considered the place where cars get made.
Tesla’s innovations are all open-source
In June 2014 Tesla went out on a limb and tore down its patent wall it used to have in the lobby of its headquarters. From that time, on every Tesla innovation would be open for use by any innovator out there with a promise that the company wouldn’t initiate lawsuits against anyone who would use it in good faith. In the post that Elon Musk put up at the time on the company’s blog, he said that Tesla’s real competition wasn’t with the very small percentage of electric cars being produced by other automakers but rather with the 100 million regular cars produced every year that are contributing to the demise of the environment therefore anyone is welcome to use the company’s technology to help the green movement achieve further progress. it was a great PR move and it also put Tesla in the right position against the big companies who would want to bury their patents in court which would have been a long and expensive process.
The Tesla Model S was the first premium electric sedan in the world
The Tesla Model S vehicle which Tesla launched in 2012 was the world’s first premium 100% electric vehicle. Despite having built it from the ground up Tesla did not compromise on one single feature when it made the Model S for the sake of technological innovation. The car is actually very competitive if we disregard it being electric. The Model S is a comfortable, full utility family sedan with room for 7 passengers with the acceleration of a sports car being able to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. The car has a narrow artificial intelligence installed on itself which means that it is able to learn as it is used. It learns about the driver, about the roads and its environment. If one car learned something interesting that knowledge is distributed to all other Tesla’s on the road this is called Swarm intelligence. Because of its technical elegance, premium status and of course technological breakthrough, the Model S was the first electric vehicle to win the renowned Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 2013. It is also the valuated car by Consumer Reports and holds the first rank in terms of consumer satisfaction ratings.
The most expensive Tesla ever sold was an upgraded Tesla Model S at 205,820$
This Model S upgraded by sportline is believed to be the most expensive tesla vehicle ever sold. Above its 123,000$ baseline, the car has $82,000 worth of upgrades including a dazzling $25,000 interior, a carbon-fiber body kit and $7,500 wheels.
Elon Musk was not the founder of Tesla
Elon Musk is not the founder of Tesla but he wanted in, although Elon Musk is the mastermind who turned Tesla and to be multibillion-dollar giant it is today but he wasn’t the only person behind the idea. Tesla was started by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpening, under the name Tesla Motors, later Elon Musk, J. B. Straubel and Ian Wright joined in. The company was the brainchild of Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpening in the first place and they were tackling a problem, Elon had great interest in Tesla Motors so he joined the company in its early days because Elon didn’t quite agree with the strategy of the at the time CEO of the company. He sorts of pushed him out and installed himself as CEO and company’s chief designer. With his constant relentless innovation, business prowess and a charisma that made him one of the most popular and iconic figures of the 21st century. He managed to transform what was a small project into what is seen today as the most innovative car company in the world remaining today from the original group aside from musk himself and J. B. Straubel who serves as the chief technical officer.
The Tesla Model X is the most expensive basic Tesla model
The Model X is the super car of the Tesla brand at the moment with a price tag of $72,950. The Model X is not exactly a conventional SUV it’s basically a sports car with the body of an SUV and the interior of a rocketship. The Model X can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds reaching a top speed of 155 mph. It features a mind-blowing bio weapon defence system in case the air around the vehicle becomes unbreathable. It has computer-controlled gullwing back doors that give it an unbeatable sharp smart look that you won’t find in your typical SUV.
Tesla cars can have their systems updated over-the-air in smartphone manner. If you’re a proud owner of a Tesla vehicle then whatever the company has new in terms of software your car will be receiving it whether it’s in your garage or you’re driving on the road. This is certainly one of the many revolutionary things Tesla has brought through to our world so car being outdated is not really an option except in terms of hardware but make sure that your Tesla’s electronic system will be as new as it gets without any effort of yours.
In October 2016, Tesla announced that all Tesla vehicles will be produced carrying self-driving hardware and technology. Tesla vehicles are packed with everything needed for full self-driving capabilities with eight surround cameras providing 360-degree visibility at up to a range of 250 meters, 12 updated ultrasonic sensors that complement this vision, a forward-facing radar that is capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog dust and even the car in front of it. In order to process all this information, the computer inside the car is a breakthrough in automotive technology this resulting in way better Road decisions than a human could ever make. The multiple Tesla’s are gathering data and learning how to drive themselves, despite a few small incidents, the autopilot on the Tesla is dramatically outperforming the average human driver with Tesla’s goal being to get it to at least 10 times safer than driving it yourself.