Tesla : The Eco-friendly American car
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The word “Tesla” is very famous among people. Some people think it as an invention and some people think it in another different way but what is “Tesla”?
Let us dig into it and find what “Tesla” is and the history of it;
Tesla was founded by a group of engineers in 2003 where their aim was to prove people that didn’t like to drive electric vehicles due to various reasons that electric cars can be much easier to drive and handle than gasoline cars. Tesla is an invention where it is involved in the betterment of the future. The reason behind this is “Tesla” does not rely on fossil fuels since it is electronic. Burning fossil fuels is a major cause for global warming since it releases carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas to the environment which will then cause the global average temperature to increase causing global warming. Tesla will not only produce electric vehicles but will also make sure that an infinitely scalable clean energy is generated and storage products are built and will also make sure that there will be a future for people with zero emission.
The group of Engineers that founded Tesla are Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, J.B. Straubel, Marc Tarpenning and Ian Wright. The name “Tesla” was given to the company as a tribute to the inventor and the electrical engineer “Nikola Tesla”. Tesla was founded on July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning and was named as “Tesla Motors”. Then Ian Wright joined with them as the third investor. Since Elon Musk has contributed most of his funding in early days to the company, he had been served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board of the directors in 2008. Before Elon Musk was given the CEO position, J.B. Straubel joined with the company in 2004. Then in September 2009, a lawsuit settlement agreed to by Eberhard and Tesla allowed the all five engineers to call them as the founders of “Tesla”.
The purpose of Tesla according to Elon Musk is to make the world move to a more sustainable transport and energy through the use of electric vehicles and solar power.
Founders of Tesla
Elon Reeve Musk who was born to a Canadian mother and a South African father on the 28th of June in 1971 is an entrepreneur and a business magnate. He is the founder, CEO and the Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early stage investor, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc. He is also the founder of the Boring Company and the co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. Elon Musk is a centibillionaire and is one of the richest people among the world.
Martin Forest Eberhard who was born on the 15th of May in 1960 is an American engineer and a business executive. Martin was claimed to be one of the founders of Telsa, Inc along with Marc Tarpenning and was served as the CEO until 2008.
Marc Tarpenning was born in California on the 1st of June in 1964. He is an American technology entrepreneur who is also the co-founder of company, Inc with Martin Eberhard in 2003. Marc was then served as the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Engineering of company.
Ian Wright who was born on the 3rd November in 1963 is a former football player and is also a television and a radio personality. He is currently working as a commenter for BBC Sport and ITV Sport. Ian is also considered to be one if founders of Tesla.
J.B. Straubel who is Jeffrey Brain Straubel was born on the 20th of December in 1975. He is an American businessman. He was the co-founder and the chief technical officer at company for fifteen years until he moved to an advisory role in July 2019. Straubel was working on the recycling process of lithium ion batteries and e-waste where it made him to establish Redwood Materials in 2017.