Silicon Valley Legend
Silicon Valley is the tech capital of the world, and tech is where the money is. Ergo, Silicon Valley is the money capital of the world. And if the money capital of the world had a mayor, it would definitely be Elon Musk. What did he do to earn the title? Oh, nothing much. He just brought 3 companies (SpaceX, Paypal, and Tesla) to over $1 billion in valuations. You know, no biggy.
Elon Musk has been in the electric car company for quite some time, but not many people know he is not one of the original founders. Those people are Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. They are engineers and investors and not even half as famous as Musk. We wonder if they’re bitter about it…
A real showpiece
Once a futuristic concept, electric cars are now becoming more common and popular by the minute (Earth must be so glad), but there are still some skeptics doubting the technology. Auto influencers, however, just can’t get enough of it. The Tesla Model S snagged some global influencers’ attention when it became the first electric car to win the Motortrend’s Car of the Year Award.
Old and new
Teslas are seen as shiny, new, modern-day toys for grownups. But the company has been around for quite some time. In fact, after Ford, it is the second oldest publicly listed automaker in America. Of course, there are automakers that pre-date it, like General Motors and Chrysler, but they’re not on the list because the former went bankrupt, and the latter is privately owned.
What about trucks?
Electricity obviously can efficiently power a car, but Tesla and Musk intend to use it for much bigger vehicles. A future project of the company is to design a Tesla Semi truck that will be power with the combined force of several Model 3 motors. That’s a lot of gas money saved!
Teslas aren’t cheap, but they might be worth it in the long term. You see, the car’s use of electric power means you spend less money on gas. Plus, other than wiper blades and tires, the rest of the car’s components don’t require regular replacement.