Tesla Motors | CAR REVIEW | Tesla Motors, Inc. is an automobile company that designs, manufactures and sells electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle powertrain components. It is currently the only automaker building and selling a zero-emission sports car, the Tesla Roadster, in serial production.
|Tesla Model S 1, 2012|
Tesla Motors is also developing the Model S, a zero-emission premium sedan which will be built at the 350,000-square-foot Tesla Motors Factory in Fremont, California, starting in 2012. Tesla also sells electric powertrain components, including lithium-ion battery packs, to other automakers like Daimler and Toyota.
|Tesla Model S, 2012|
Tesla Motors, founded by Elon Musk, Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard, is a company that produces a high-performance electric sports car, and is backed by a number of high-profile investors. Introduced in June 2006 to the public complete with a test drive by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Tesla Roadster is able to go from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds (competitive with Porsche and Lamborghini models), while also delivering 100 miles per gallon (double the efficiency of the Toyota Prius). The car’s base price is around $100,000, and can be ordered online.
|Tesla Model S, 2012|
Tesla Motors company is based on Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. Tesla Motors is named after electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla. The Tesla Roadster uses an AC motor descended directly from Tesla's original 1882 design, which he said came to him in a feverish hallucination due to exhaustion when he was working as an engineer and inventor in Austria-Hungary.
The Tesla Roadster, the company's first vehicle, is the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production EV with a range greater than 200 miles (320 km) per charge. The base model accelerates 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and, according to Tesla Motor's environmental analysis, is twice as energy efficient as the Toyota Prius. As of June 30 2011, Tesla had delivered more than 1,840 Roadsters in at least 30 countries. Tesla has said that it will produce a total serial production run of 2,400 Roadsters. Tesla began producing right-hand-drive Roadsters in early 2010 for the UK and Ireland markets, then expanded sales to right-hand-drive markets of Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Tesla Motors is developing the Model S, an all-electric family sedan. Tesla Motors unveiled the car March 26, 2009 with an expected base price of U.S. $ 57,400 (or U.S. $ 49,900, after a U.S. federal tax credit). Model S will have three options for battery autonomy of 300 miles (480 km) per charge. In July 2011, TeslaMotors took about 5,600 reservations for the Model S and expects to start delivering cars to customers in 2012.
Tesla Motors employs approximately 900 full-time employees and is aggressively recruiting employees for positions at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, with European headquarters in Maidenhead, United Kingdom, and a growing number of plant sales agents throughout in North America and Europe. Tesla Motors plans to build Model S in 2012 in Fremont, California, in an assembly plant formerly operated by Nummi, a company now defunct joint between Toyota and General Motors.
Tesla Motors has taken an interest in the site in May 2010 for U.S. $ 42 million, and opened the establishment in October 2010 that the Tesla plant. - CAR REVIEW