Tesla history in 5 minutes: learn all about the company Elon Musk
The network has a 5-minute video in animated form from Visual Capitalist and Global Energy Metals about the history of Tesla since the company’s inception to the present day.
The video focuses on 3 main points:
Lithium-ion batteries that need to be constantly improved so that electric vehicles can become the most popular means of transportation.
Electric vehicles as the beginning of a possible transition of the world to sustainable energy.
Cost savings on electric vehicles by increasing the level of production.
The video begins with a hint of the “groundbreaking” 2003 GM EV1 electric car, which had loyal followers and whose “spark” or life suddenly ended. The images of a Piper playing a funeral March and a tearful woman in a hat with a handkerchief highlight the “false funeral” they organized, believing GM’s claim that there wasn’t enough demand for electric cars.
GM “confiscated” all remaining EV1 electric vehicles and transported them to the desert by crushing them under the scorching sun, which symbolized an unsuccessful time for the development of electric mobility.
Then two silicon valley engineers, Martin Eberhard and mark Terpening, who sold their ebook business for $ 187 million, launched a new project and Tesla Motors.
Elon Musk joined the project in 2008 as an investor and headed the company, which at that time was trying to optimize the production of cars. Tesla was having a hard time back then, and a few CEOs came and went. Elon Musk, getting a job, made radical changes in the work of the company, than saved it from bankruptcy.
Musk cut jobs by 25%, raised $ 40 million in debt financing, established a strategic partnership with Daimler, and borrowed $ 465 million from the us government. By reducing costs and narrowing the production was released 2450 electric supercar the Tesla Roadster. Roadster became the springboard for the revolution of electric vehicles with lithium-cobalt-oxide battery 992 power reserve on one charge of 390 km.According to the video, Tesla was the first American car company to go public after Ford in 1956. The company sought to expand the market with the new model S and Model X electric vehicles, however this was difficult due to the high cost of lithium-ion batteries. To solve this problem, Elon Musk has developed ambitious plans for the construction of Gigafactory, which would produce lithium-ion batteries.
When Tesla built its gigafactory plant, the company managed to create many other products such as:
Autonomous control system for electric vehicles.
Li-ion battery to save powerwall energy.
“Solar roof” Solar Roof.
PowerPack backup energy storage system consisting of lithium-ion batteries.
Electric car “for the masses” Model 3.
Tesla’s ambitions are set out in the last two minutes of the video: a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, a factory production strategy to allow electric vehicle Assembly to be automated and optimized at a revolutionary pace.
The video says that the company uses its factory technologies to develop and improve.
The company’s tasks include the production of an electric Tesla Semi truck, followed by an electric pickup and other urban electric vehicles.