It’s hard to find a person who would not have heard of Tesla Motors. Today it is a synonym for innovation, technology and progress in automotive industry.
Who does sponsor of Tesla?
Elon Musk sought to create a new, unlike the existing, automotive startup, which would become a revolutionary product not only in the US, but also within the global automotive industry. For the sake of a successful businessman, successful projects such as PayPal and Space X had already been realized at that time.
Mask agrees to take part in Tesla Motors and invests $ 7.5 million. In addition, Google, eBay and Daimler from Toyota were later invested in the project. But the largest share belonged to Mask, and he became chairman of the board of Tesla Motors.
Which cars has Tesla presented?
On July 19, 2007, Martin Eberhard and Ilona Masko presented the first Tesla Roadster model at a closed airport party. Since then, Tesla Motors has officially established the status of a car company.
Elon Musk took an active part in working on the products of the company, and also took the post of chairman of the board of directors. He also helped develop the first electric car – the Tesla Roadster, the first version of which was launched in 2006. Follow them Tesla Model S, X and 3.
Well and the cardinal new chapter in the history of electric cars was the presentation by the company Ilona Maska truck Tesla Semi in November 2017. Nothing like this has been seen before. The claimed Tesla Semi resource is a million kilometers. And this means that for its life cycle the truck will be able to drive around the globe 40 times.
Musk assures that the Tesla Semi has better characteristics than “classic” diesel trucks. For example, the Tesla truck is accelerated to 60 mph (96 km / h) in 5 seconds, while the diesel tractor needs 15 seconds. Tesla Semi can drive more than 800 kilometers on one charge. This is an absolute record not only for trucks, but also for the whole of modern electric vehicles.
Entering the car market Tesla Model S has become a turning point in the life of the entire company. His successful sales (as of December 2014, more than 55,000 cars were sold) allowed the company to gain full financial independence. The entry into the international stock exchange on June 29, 2010 further strengthened the company’s business: in just 4 years, the value of Tesla Motors shares rose by 1229%.
In addition to Model S, Tesla designed and launched in 2015 a crossover Tesla Model X and plans to release the cheapest option for an electric vehicle – Tesla Model 3.