Tesla, Inc is an American automotive and energy company situated in Palo Alto, California. The company majorly manufactures an electric car and also solar panel through its subsidiary Solar city. Now it sells Model S, Model X, and Model 3. It is going to launchRoadster in 2020. This company also sells Powerwall, powerpack and megapack batteries, solar panels, solar roof tiles, etc.
It was established in July 2003, by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. This is used to call Tesla Motors at that time but Tesla Motors changed its name in February 2017. The company name is the tribute to Nikola Tesla.
In early series funding, it was joined by Elon Musk, J.B Straubel, and Lan Wright and all of them are allowed to call themselves a co-founder of the company.
But now Musk is the CEO of Tesla.
Tesla is working on multiple technologies such as batteries, electric motors, sensors, and artificial intelligence.
Tesla makes lithium-ion cells made up of thousands of small cylindrical cells like used in consumer electronics.
In February 2016, its battery cell costs were estimated at US$200 per KWh but then it announced later in 2016 that their battery cell costs less than $190/KWh.
But Elon musk stated that battery cost could be $100/KWh in 2018 but in 2020 it will be $100/KWh.
In Tesla motors, there are two kinds of electric motors use.
1.A three-phase four pole AC induction motor with the copper rotor(used in Model S and Model X)
2.Permanent magnet motors(Model 3 and semi).
Tesla Autopilot includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, emergency braking, autosteer, auto park and summons (recalling the vehicle from parking place).
These all features include HW2(Hardware version 2). It also includes 8 camera and 12 twelve ultrasonic sensors.
But later HW2.5 was launched and it is the upgraded version of HW2 with a second GPU. It is only for Model 3.
Tesla announced the glass technology group in 2016. The group produced the roof glass for the Model 3 and use in SolarCity roof tiles announced in October 2016.
Tesla Motors first built an electric car name Tesla roadster in 2008 followed by Model S Sedan.
Model X was the first SUV which launched in 2015.
Model X was the first SUV to got a 5-star rating in every category.
In 2016, it becomes the world’s first vertically integrated sustainable energy company.
in 2014, Elon Musk’s announced that it would allow technology to use of it by anyone.