Tesla Motors history
The company name was inspired by the great Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla. The company was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had been behind the creation of the company NuvoMedia in 1997, which was acquired in 2000 by Gemstar-TV Guide International in the group of Ruppert Murdoch for sum of 187 million.
The company sells its first car, the Tesla Roadster, all-electric sports car. This car makes no concession: great style, a 100% engine power of 250 horsepower, zero emission, 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 sec, top speed 200 km / h, fully formed body panels carbon fiber, etc..
The sales are only through the website of the company. This site, unique for a car manufacturer, is known as Star Gate and recorded sales of 220 first Roadster models in less than 4 months . Production in 2008 and 2009, representing more than 1,000 vehicles, has been fully reserved in advance by U.S. customers first open market by the brand. The series production of Tesla Roadster began in early 2008, and was followed by the announcement of the launch sales of the Roadster in Europe, as the Signature Edition, from the year 2009 for an initial series limited to 250 copies. In his first exhibition in Europe in Monaco from 25 to 29 April 2008, marks the Tesla has attracted the interest of the public and many celebrities such as Prince Albert, the former world champion Damon Hill Formula 1, and Bono, lead singer of U2.
Tesla is developing a new sedan, code-named White Star, which could be unveiled in 2008.
Tesla Motors announced in February 2007 the installation of a new assembly plant in New Mexico, near the city of Albuquerque.
The company Tesla Motors has created a division, TEG Tesla Energy Group, responsible for the design and production of energy storage systems (Energy Storage System or ESS) equipping vehicles Tesla, but also the commercialization of this technology to partners .
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