Everyone will have heard of Tesla Motors for one reason or another, at some point over the last few years. Not just because of the company’s exceptional steps into space exploration, but mostly thanks to the wealth of concepts for advanced electric vehicles, like the Model X and more recent Model S. However, there are some things you don’t know about Tesla, which you can find out below!
1) Even You Can Drive a Tesla
Even though Tesla made the headlines for designing and building some of the most expensive electric cars in the world, the company’s Model 3 is amongst a price range that even you can afford, ranging from £35,000 per car here in the UK.
2) Elon Musk is Not the Founder
Despite what the records say and his numerous claims of being the founder of the Tesla Motors, Elon Musk is neither the founder nor the designer of the Tesla vehicles. The company was in fact founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning back in 2003 and Musk didn’t join forces with Tesla until 2004 – when he came to take over investments and assist with plans.
3) Tesla Has Its Own EV Charging Points
Taking into consideration that when petrol and diesel cars are no longer sold, the company has already built its own supply of EV charging points. You can’t miss them, they’re the futuristic version of the petrol stations we’re used to, only this time, they’re dotted around on public car parking areas and attractions – or you know, around the Tesla EV charging stops.
4) Tesla’s New Invention?
After reading the fact above, you may be worrying that there’ll be nowhere near enough charging points for you to keep your battery at the full for the entire duration of a journey. Well, Tesla has really pushed the boat out of the water with the new idea of a charging home – it’s not what you’re expecting though. Seeing as other companies are offering charging points to be fitted right from your front door, Tesla is acting on the idea of upgrading to a primary power source by using your home as a supplemental source of power. So, you’ll be able to charge your Tesla overnight!