Even if you are not a fan of electric sports cars, you have undoubtedly heard of Tesla and its famous CEO Elon Musk. According to some, this car company is just making fancy toys for rich people, and according to others, it is the only savior of the planet in the coming years, because it first introduced the idea of using sustainable energy instead of fossil fuels. Join us to learn more about this famous company.
Tesla Automobile Company is the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and a supporter of clean energy. In 2017, the company introduced the Model 3 sedan to the market, which was the best-selling electric car in the world, and more than 800,000 units were sold before 2021. Tesla sold 1 million cars in 2020, which was a milestone for the company.
Of course, the Tesla company does not only produce cars, and one of its subsidiaries called “Tesla Energy” is one of the largest suppliers of energy storage systems in the world, which produces and distributes various types of solar panels such as solar tiles and other related products.
History of the Tesla Motors Company
The American company Tesla started in 2003 as a manufacturer of electric cars, solar panels, car batteries and home energy storage. The purpose of this company was to design and manufacture electric sports cars. 2 entrepreneurs named Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning named the company Tesla Motors in memory of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor, until 2017 when the company’s name was changed to Tesla Khali.
Eberhard was the CEO of Tesla and Tarpening was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tesla. These two provided the start-up capital of this company from different sources. For example, Elon Musk, one of the founders of PayPal, invested more than 30 million dollars in this company and assumed the chairmanship of the company’s board of directors.
What is the purpose of Tesla?
Tesla’s mission is to transition from the world of fossil fuels to sustainable energy as quickly as possible. The founders of this company wanted to prove that it is possible to drive without the slightest damage to the environment and enjoy fast and quiet driving. Today, with the same idea of replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy, Tesla is launching clean energy production and storage products in addition to electric cars.
The employees of the Tesla production line participate in a multi-day training course and get to know the safety of these cars from zero to one hundred. Although holding these courses is time-consuming and expensive, it ensures the safety of cars.
One of the most important goals of Tesla is to produce affordable products. Although Tesla cars may seem expensive at first glance, they save on fuel and are more affordable for the consumer in the long run than gasoline cars.
Tesla historian until 2020
2003: Tesla Motors was founded in California.
2004: Elon Musk became the chairman of the board with an investment of 30 million dollars.
2006: Tesla unveiled the prototype of the first all-electric car, the Roadster.
2007: Eberhard resigned as CEO of Tesla and was replaced by Michael Marks on an interim basis to be replaced by Ze’ev Drori.
2008: Roadster was produced and Elon Musk launched Tesla’s first production car. In the same year, Drury resigned from his position and Elon Musk took his seat. Tesla also announced its plan to produce the Model S sedan.
2009: Eberhard files a lawsuit against Tesla and Musk, claiming he was forced to resign from the company. In the meantime, Tesla was struggling with financial problems and sought investment from Daimler AG and a loan from the Ministry of Energy. Tesla headquarters moved to Palo Alto.
2010: Tesla entered the stock market.
2011: Tesla unveiled the Model S prototype as the company’s first sedan.
2012: S sedan production started and Roadster production stopped. Tesla launched the first Supercharger charging stations in 6 California counties.
2014: The Nevada Gigafactory was announced as the manufacturer of batteries for all Tesla products.
2015: This company entered the solar energy market and launched a production line of solar panels and batteries.
2016: Tesla announced its plan to produce the Model 3 sedan.
2017: Tesla Motors changed its name to Tesla Corporation.
2018: During a period of three months, the production of model 3 sedans did not reach half of the desired number even for one week! Musk announced on Twitter that he wants to take the company private and its price per share will be $420. This led to a flurry of deals and drove up Tesla’s stock price. Musk was accused of fraud and while paying $20 million in compensation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, he stepped down from Tesla’s board of directors and was replaced by Robyn Denholm.
2019: Musk and Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck six-seater electric van.
2020: Tesla shares became expensive and the value of each share reached more than 900 dollars.
Does Tesla make cell phones?
This rumor, without any reliable source confirming it, is spreading by word of mouth and astonishes the enthusiasts. Apparently, this mobile phone is called Tesla Pie and according to rumors, it also has an antenna on Mars! Despite having the most advanced technologies of the day, the Tesla Pie is probably priced reasonably enough to be affordable for the general public.
Considering the amazing features of Tesla products, we can imagine the following features for this smartphone:
Satellite Internet: There is even a possibility that Tesla will set the stage for human settlement on Mars. Of course, if these small devices can really work well on this planet.
Solar charging: Tesla manufactures solar panels and vehicles, so the idea of a solar charging Tesla Pie is not far-fetched.
Car control: The Tesla Pie is expected to offer more features than locking or unlocking the car, controlling media playback and calling the car.
Photographing the stars: SpaceX’s powerful cameras and extraterrestrial focus make it possible to photograph celestial objects.
Digital currency mining: Rumors suggest that users can mine digital currency with their mobile phones.
Neuralink Support: Although the idea of connecting a computer to the human brain is still science fiction, the Tesla Pie may be the first phone to do so.
Does Tesla make robots?
According to Elon Musk, Tesla’s robot is supposed to do everything that humans don’t want to do for him. Tesla Bot or Optimus is the humanoid robot of the future that will enter the production stage in 2023. The price range of this robot has not been announced yet, but naturally it will not be cheap and it is expected to cost several thousand dollars. According to Elon Musk, you can imagine Tesla Bot with these features:
Automation of production and logistics tasks: Musk says that in companies and even at home, tasks such as buying food, putting dirty laundry in the washing machine, and filling the dishwasher can be entrusted to Tesla Bot, and it will no longer be involved in repetitive tasks.
Substitution of labor: with these robots, there is no longer a need for a plumber, a person responsible for distributing warehouse papers, or even a gardener. Tesla robot can do manual work.
Of course, we definitely see humanoid robots in the prototypes that eventually move heavy equipment, and advanced features will be provided in later versions.
What is Tesla’s digital currency?
Tesla accepts “memecoin” for some of its products. For a long time, Elon Musk has shown interest in the field of digital currencies and introduces Dogecoin as his favorite currency. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that he accepts it as a payment method for his products. Of course, currently this payment method is only possible for some Tesla products.
Musk has repeatedly announced his dislike for Bitcoin and has shown that all his attention is focused on Dogecoin. Therefore, it is quite natural that Dogecoin is Tesla’s first digital currency. Elon Musk’s all-out support will probably affect the value of Dogecoin in the coming years.
1. When did Tesla start?
Tesla has been around for 20 years. This automobile company started working in 2003.
2. What is the process of ordering a Tesla car?
Buyers of Tesla cars choose their desired model in the online design studio of this company’s website, so that the car is custom-made for them.
3. Is it possible to buy Tesla products with Dogecoin?
Currently, the Tesla car company only accepts Dogecoin for the purchase of some of its products.
4. What currencies does Elon Musk accept to buy Tesla products?
Currently, it is possible to buy some Tesla products with Dogecoin, and the rest of the products must be bought with common currencies.
5. Why does Tesla no longer support Bitcoin?
The problem is the Bitcoin mining process and the damage it causes to the environment. This issue caused some environmental activists to criticize Tesla.
The deplorable state of the environment and the severe pollution of gasoline cars have caused the growth of the electric car market and the widespread acceptance of people. A large part of this public excitement is specific to Tesla’s unique cars. The founders of this company had a dream of speeding up transportation using sustainable energy, which fortunately has been partially realized today.
What other information do you have about Tesla? What do you think the future holds for this company’s electric cars and other products it launches?