In 2008, Tesla launch electric vehicle attracted the attention of vehicle performance and consumers look to green energy technologies. Today, we are to talk about Tesla, see if front friends what they know about the electric vehicle company in the end.
1. Tesla’s original founder not Elon Musk
Speaking of Tesla, we expect is the company’s first CEO and product architect Elon Musk, Tesla’s original founder is not he. Back in 2003, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in order to get away from dependence on oil and founded the Tesla company. Until 2004, the Tesla team successfully developed the first Tesla Motors to get iron man Musk after investment.
2. Since 2004, Musk and Tesla have been together
In 2004, Elon Musk investment after the company became Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tesla is $ 7.5 million in series a financing of his private investments. Since then, Musk became synonymous with Tesla, Martin Eberhard and Musk relations deteriorate and ultimately to court, although the reconciliation, but Eberhard left the company.
3. the name “Tesla” takes a long time
In honor of Serbia Nikola Tesla inventors and engineers (1856-1943), the company eventually named “Tesla”. In Tesla’s official website used to have such a description: “If there is no Tesla invented the modern AC motors, our car is unlikely to become a reality. ”
Martin Eberhard while on a date with his girlfriend came up with the name Marc Tarpenning TeslaMotors.com is registered on the Internet’s domain name and set up on July 1, 2003 the Tesla company.
4. battery is the difference between Tesla and other electric vehicles
At present, electric products, and a few, such as Nissan’s Leaf and owned by Mercedes-Benz b-class cars, but Tesla Electric cars with them is a little different, the key lies in the difference. Other manufacturers use a lithium-ion battery, Tesla’s battery is made up of thousands of cheap batteries, laptop batteries are somewhat similar, but more subtle. It is understood that the Tesla batteries capable of producing more than 1 billion a year, which means that its battery design and performance has been recognized by the computer and consumer electronics industries.
5. some places are Tesla can’t make
Driving electric cars are a great experience, but in a number of countries and areas where lack of charging facilities, electric vehicle charging become a big problem that besets these owners. City residents want to travel long distances also needs to be fully charged in advance, or halfway out of power could be in trouble. Tesla charging station construction work makes us see the driving Tesla Motors hopes of free travel, however this is not true. Judging from the driving maps provided by the company, in such places as Arkansas and Mississippi, Tesla’s charge continued to be difficult.
6. periodic maintenance of Tesla is quite simple
In General, regular maintenance needs of Tesla replace the tires and windshield wipers, and periodically check the battery and coolant, internal intelligent braking system made by motor cars slow down, brake does not need to be replaced often, traditional car fan belts, air filters, spark plugs and other parts are not taken into account.
7. Tesla’s very high security level
Tesla Model s is not only has an excellent design, also known as owner’s potential saviour. United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the Model s is the safest car ever. It in substantial performance tests will be used to test the machines broke, because the front-mounted engine to cancel reserved more “safe space” design was improved by the stiffness of the body as a whole.
8. the latest upgrade package is ridiculous
Musk has just announced that the purchased Model P85D s Hat model owners can select an upgrade package, the truck accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour time will be reduced from 3.1 to 2.8 seconds. In fact, this upgrade pack through an electronic equipment and micro-batteries of lithium ion batteries driving force to the maximum, just so you need to spend $ 10,000. Samsung Gear VR experience The future
9. Tesla looking SUV
Model x is the Tesla developed a midsize SUV, which will enter the market next year, so far, this new car prices, fuel consumption, mileage and other details were not officially disclosed. However, some consumers have noticed, Model x has three rows of seats, is a car with gull-wing doors, 7 passenger cars, is expected to sell for about $ 70,000.
10. on the Model s has a “Easter eggs”
Control on the touch screen in the Tesla Model s press 007 vehicle adjustments will enter the ocean theme, it will become a submarine on the screen.