Elon, who has always been very interested in the production of fully electric vehicles, becomes in 2004 one of the main shareholders of Tesla Motors , the electric vehicle company founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning.
In 2006, Tesla unveiled its first vehicle, the Roadster, capable of traveling 394km in a single charge. It will be marketed from 2008 to 2012 at a price of 84,000 € for the first model. The Roadster is already much more efficient than all its electric competitors with a 0-100km / h acceleration in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 212km / h.
Tesla then marketed the Model S, a luxury sedan in 2012, at the end of 2015 released the Model X the futuristic-looking 7-seater SUV and in 2017 the brand’s affordable mainstream sedan, the Model 3, which exceeded all sales forecasts and order to the point where Tesla can no longer meet demand as shown in https://usa.inquirer.net/56347/everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-a-successful-inventor article.
The brand’s production continues to ramp up to meet demand. It recorded an 18% increase in sales between the second and third 2017. The brand has already announced the release of the Y model, a smaller SUV that is more affordable than its X model, which should still comfort its sales.
To do this, the group launched in June 2014 the construction of the “Gigafactory”, a huge battery manufacturing plant in Fermont, California. The building would thus become the largest building in the world powered solely by renewable energies as you can see from https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/use-inventhelp-to-kick-start-your-career-as-an-inventor-today-335441.
After sports coupes, luxury sedans and SUVs, Tesla’s new challenge is to tackle the freight truck market. It was during a show in a hangar at the Los Angeles airport on November 16, 2017, that Elon himself unveiled the ‘Tesla Semi’, a 100% electric semi-trailer capable of traveling 800km on a charge. and with maximum loading.
In just 30 minutes of recharging, the battery will provide more than 640km of range for the truck. Regarding the cabin, it has been designed to provide more comfort with more space and safety for the driver.