8 astounding facts about Tesla, the richest car brand on earth


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Elon Musk - the brain behind all Tesla's overwhelming success is not its founder. What else? Check inside for more!

1. Tesla’s founder is not Elon Musk

Elon Musk came into the company after it had gone live since July 2003 by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard. Its original name is Tesla Motors naming after the famous physicist Nikola Tesla.

Elon Musk met Tesla Motors when it’s plunging, hence his arrival destined the sack of the then CEO and established himself as the new CEO. Since that moment on, the company has made history.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk came into the company after it had gone live since July 2003 by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard

2. The free and open-source technology

If Google pioneers in offering phone makers free of charge when using Android, then Tesla let other car manufacturers use its technology to make electric cars. Therefore, any car maker can use Tesla’s technology without fears of lawsuits.

3. First car brand to be launched from Silicon Valley

What first comes to your mind when hearing about Silicon Valley? The giants of technology, right? Yes, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Cisco, etc. were all born here. But do you know Tesla was the first only ever built in a piece of land in Silicon Valley?

a running Tesla car

Tesla is the first car brand in Silicon Valley

4. The fastest accelerating car

This is definitely one of the most shocking facts about Tesla to you, right? It takes the Model S P100 D only 2.28s to accelerate from rest to 60 mph. This outpaces the Bugatti Chiron which needs 2.5s to do the same job. The interesting thing is that while other speedos cost you millions of dollars to have, the P100 D is only priced at $150,000 (~N58m).

Video: Tesla Model S P100D: The Options!

5. The first premium luxury electric car

The Tesla Model S became the first luxury electric car in 2012 competing with other luxury brands like Audi or BMW. Offering seats for 7 passengers with a host of highest tech developed by the brand, the car is a real blockbuster.

“Our Patents belong to you”- Elon Musk.

angular front of a Tesla car

“Our Patents belong to you”- Elon Musk

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6. New cars coming with latest self-driving technology

Tesla introduced its self-driving technology which is the top advanced technology in the world. The 8 cameras set to support the system in adverse weather like dust, smoke, or storm. This technology also helps to make better decisions on the roads.

7. Wi-Fi updates

Akin to smartphones which can be updated online. Tesla cars are the first to be updated over-the-air.

The front of a Tesla car

Tesla cars can be updated over-the-air

8. An investment that bears good fruits

Tesla has been working on optimizing its cars to get to the point that its owner doesn’t have to spend time around. Instead, the car that has been installed with UBER can do business on its own.

>>> Check out more mind-blowing car facts on Naijauto.com

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