- 31 May 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Tesla is an American corporation specializing in the production of electric vehicles and products related to different types of energy sources. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. This is a modern company, which specialists deliver fresh, innovative ideas and products, helping both customers and environment.
The history of Tesla Company began in 2003 when it was founded by a team of engineers aiming at proving the importance of electric vehicles. It was named after Nikola Tesla, a famous Serbian-American inventor, futurist, engineer, and physicist. Tesla slogan is “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport.”
The company develops energy storages, electric cars, photovoltaic panels, as well as other innovative products. The founders decided to establish the company after EV1 electric cars by GM was destroyed by the creators in 2003.
Elon Musk who is one of the co-founders of the company is also its controlling investor. The first Tesla vehicle was a sports car. In 2005, the contract between Tesla and Group Lotus was signed to build so-called “gliders,” automobiles without a powertrain.
The first car with lithium-ion battery cells was Tesla Roadster that was introduced in 2008. More than 2,200 cars were sold in more than thirty countries within four years (2008-2012).
At the end of 2012, the numbers of employees of the company reached nearly 3,000 people, and in 2016, the number of them increased to 30,000 people.
In 2007, the company Tesla hired M. Marks, and then Z. Drori, who replaced Eberhard on the CEO position. The management by Drori brought the company temporarily profitability and reduction of Tesla’s workforce by around 10%.
According to CEO Elon Musk, the company does everything possible to build affordable electric cars. The investments made by Musk reached $70 million.
Tesla has several plants, including Gigafactory 1 and Tesla Factory. During 2015-2016, Model S by the company was the best-selling electric car. In the spring of 2015, the company introduced Model X, and in two years Model, 3 was introduced by Tesla.
The Most Popular Models
The presentation of Model 3 took place in 2017. It is a premium sedan that comes with more acceleration and customization options. This is the safest vehicle in its class. It is a compact simple, and, at the same time, affordable car. The safety is ensured by AEB and collision avoidance, 8 airbags, as well as traction control.
Model S is another Tesla model that offers an industry standard in terms of safety and performance. It comes with powertrain, which ensures the great performance regardless of the weather conditions. The vehicle comes with all-wheel drive, highest safety, and good acceleration.
Model X is the model that offers the largest storage room if compared to others SUV in its class. It is suitable for 7 adults. The quality Falcon Wing doors come with sensors for check out the proximity of other objects. It comes with good design and provides awesome aerodynamics.