Electric car company Tesla Motors was founded in mid-2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Current CEO Elon Musk didn’t become involved until the company went out looking for investors.
The company’s first production car, 2008’s Roadster, used the Lotus Elise as its basis. Tesla current vehicle, the Model S, was developed in-house and first rolled out of a factory, purchased from Toyota, in 2012.
Who is Tesla named after?
Tesla is named after the Serbian American scientists Nikola Tesla, who is famed for discovering alternating current. The SI unit for magnetic flux is named after him too.
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- Tesla Motors becomes Tesla Inc. reflecting SolarCity buy out
- Tesla sells 76,000 Model S, Model X cars in 2016 after forecasting 80k-90k
- 2016 Tesla Model S: New all glass roof option, P90D dropped
- 2016’s 10 least reliable cars in the US: All are American, except for a Fiat
- Tesla: All new cars equipped with self-driving hardware, software due later
- Tesla Model S to be evaluated by LAPD for police patrol duty
- Tesla etymology: What does its name mean? Who is it named after?
- 2018 Tesla Model 3: 215mi range, starts from $35,000
- Tesla Model S snake charger slithers into car – video
- Tesla Model S over-the-air update will reduce 0-60mph time