In this article you will discover things you didn’t know about Tesla.
Elon Musk is not the founder of Tesla
Elon Musk is not the founder of Tesla but he wanted in, although Elon musk is the mastermind who turned Tesla into the multibillion-dollar giant. He wasn’t the only person behind the idea. Tesla was started by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning and latter Elon Musk, Ian Wright and JB Straubel joined in. As mentioned the company was the brainchild of Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in the first place and they were tackling a problem. Elon had a great interest in. So he joined the company in its early days, because Elon didn’t quite agree with the strategy of the CEO of the company at that time. He sort of pushed him out and installed himself as CEO and company’s chief designer.
First Car manufacturer to be launched from Silicon Valley
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. Silicon Valley is the place for tech companies and that’s what makes Tesla so extraordinary. Tesla is not the conventional automakers 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.
First Premium Electric Sedan in the World
Tesla model S was the first premium electric sedan in the world. The model S 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. Model S is a comfortable, full utility family sedan, with the acceleration of a sports car being able to go from 0 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 learn something interesting that knowledge is distributed to all other TESLAs on the road. This is called swarm intelligence because of its technical elegance premium status and of course technological breakthrough. Model S was the first electric vehicle to win the renowned Motor Trend car of the year award in 2013. It is also the highest evaluated car by Consumer Reports and holds the first rank in terms of consumer satisfaction rating.
Tesla’s Innovations are all open source
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 a 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.
Up to Date System
In smartphone manner if you’re a proud owner of a Tesla vehicle then whatever the company has new in terms of software, your car will be receiving it whether it’s in your garage or you’re driving on the road. This is certainly one of the many revolutionary things. Tesla has brought through to our world because now a car being outdated is not really an option except in terms of hardware. But make sure that your Tesla’s electronic system will be as new as it gets without any effort of yours. That’s a luxury no other automaker has yet provided.
For example a Tesla owner complained that there was a slight problem with the way the car was steering. So he reached out to the company and they told him to bring the car over the next day. That night the Tesla engineers wirelessly went through all the data from the computer of his car and adjusted it remotely. The next morning before the owner could drive it to the factory the car had already been fixed and was behaving as new.
Google Almost Acquired Tesla
Elon musk almost sold Tesla to Google at a certain point. Early 2013, Tesla was this close from going bankrupt. The model S wasn’t selling enough, there were several buyers complaining about the cars and the company was lacking access to resources.
So as Elon musk put his staff on crisis mode, he was negotiating a deal with his friend Google CEO at the time Larry page to sell Tesla before quitting, Elon musk decided to give it one final push. The company went at full capacity to solve their deficiencies, senior executives were fired.
Younger employees were promoted and a musk gathered staff from every department and decided to make a relentless sales team out of them. He was quoted as saying I don’t care what job you’re doing your new job is delivering cars. Later in May of the same year Tesla shocked everyone when it posted its first ever quarterly profit. This is the type of situation that years from now someone will make a movie about and win awards.