A Report On Tesla Motors

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➢ History Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley that wanted to prove to the world that electric cars were the cars of the future (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). The goal of Tesla Motors was to make electric vehicles that had instant torque, incredible power, and zero emission (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). Tesla Motors engineers first began designing a powertrain sports car built around an AC induction motor, patented in 1888 by Nikola Tesla, the inventor who inspired the company’s name (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). In 2008, Tesla Motors launched the Tesla Roadster (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). The Roadster was able to travel 245 miles per charge and accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). Tesla Motors would sell 2,400 Roadsters in over 30 countries (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). In 2012, Tesla Motors discontinued their Roadster design and launched their Model S electric sedan. In 2013, the Model S won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award and achieved a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). In 2014, an all-wheel drive configuration of the Model S that further increased perforce in acceleration achieving a 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds (Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d.-a). In 2015, Tesla Motors began selling a full-size all-electric crossover SUV, the Model X. The Model X has sold over 2,600 units since its launch (Tesla Motors, Inc,

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