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.enough with the introduction let's get to it here are 7 things you didn't know about Tesla number
1) 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. he wasn't the only person behind the idea. Tesla was started by these guys Martin Eberhard and marked are penning and later Elon Musk, JB Straubel and Ian Wright joined in as mentioned the company was the brainchild of Martin Eberhard and marked our penning in the first place and they were tackling a problem Elon had great interest in 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 sort 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 in car company in the world. remaining today from the original group aside from musk himself is only JB Straubel. who serves as the chief technical officer.
2) Tesla Motors was the first car manufacturer to be launched from Silicon Valley
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. Tesla is not the conventional automaker and in some respects you can say that what it's doing is more in place at Silicon Valley than it would have been in Detroit or Michigan, where the so called big guys are based.
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.
3) The Tesla Model S was the first premium electric sedan in the world
The model asked 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 seven passengers with the acceleration of a sports car being able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds.
this is where the technology part comes in 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.
4 number for 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.
5) 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 one hundred and forty thousand dollars 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 3.2 seconds. reaching a top speed of 155 miles per hour it features a mind-blowing bio weapon defense system
in case the air around the vehicle becomes unbreathable. and it has computer-controlled gullwing back doors that give it an unbeatable sharp smart look that you won't find in your typical SUV.
6) the most expensive Tesla ever sold was an upgraded model s
at two hundred and five thousand eight hundred and twenty dollars. this Model S upgraded by shortline is believed to be the most expensive tesla vehicle ever sold at
least so far. above its 123 thousand dollar baseline the car has 82 thousand dollars worth of upgrades including a dazzling 25 thousand dollar interior a carbon-fiber body kit and $7,500 wheels.
7) Tesla vehicles will be produced carrying self-driving hardware and technology.
right now 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, despite the technology being in its
early stages musk thinks he'll be at 100% autonomy in the next two years and three more for the government to allow self-driving cars everywhere. at the current date 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 .
brace yourself in no time you'll be able to lay back and relax and enjoy the luxury of your Tesla cabin as it takes you to your destination .
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