Ten fun facts about Tesla
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Tesla has its origins in the Silicon Valley, United States, The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was founded in the year 2003 as an electric cars division.
The Tesla Roadster was the first sports car that ran completely on electricity and it is responsible for bringing the company in the limelight. This car was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
An environmental analysis that was done proved that the energy efficiency of the Tesla Roadster was twice as much as the Toyota Prius, which was otherwise recognized as the most energy efficient automobile.
The Roadster was considered too expensive when it was first launched; hence a cheaper sedan variant i.e. the Model S is available too to the general public.Fact 5
The company’s vision is to establish itself as an independent car manufacturer, which can focus on producing cheap cars that would only reply on electric power.Fact 6
The company gets its name from the eponymous physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla who had specific interest in the utility of electricity.Fact 7
The Tesla Roadster had a complete driving range if 200 miles/ 320 km for every charge made, which were very impressive stats at that time.Fact 8
The company came into existence after the successful coming together of Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel and Ian Wright.Fact 9
Tesla has effective partnerships with many reputed automobile and electronics brands like Daimler, Toyota and Panasonic.Fact 10
As of 2013, approximately 3000 employees are part of Tesla’s global operations, aiding in their day to day company operations. Go to more car facts ❯
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