41 “Insane” Facts About Tesla Motors (Infographic)

OCT 15 2016 BY MARK KANE 20

Elon Musk And J.B. Straubel Speaking At the Code Conference About Tesla's History

Elon Musk And J.B. Straubel Speaking At the Code Conference About Tesla’s History

Jennings Motor Group released interesting infographic about Tesla Motors, including 41 insane facts.

Some of them might be new for you.

Press blast to follow, with infographic below:

“It can sometimes feel like 21st century history is being written by a handful of entrepreneurs and their organizations: chances are that generations to come will talk of Elon Musk in the same way that we remember Henry Ford, who famously said “The remains of the old must be decently laid away; the path of the new prepared. That is the different between revolution and progress”. Both are visionaries who have changed the way we think about vehicle manufacture and performance, and each has embraced the spirit of their time and applied it to their business and engineering strategies. But while Ford is by now an established historical figure, Musk is still living out his story.

The entrepreneur’s dual background in economics and physics, combined with a canny eye for the zeitgeist, has provided the right chemistry to cook up his $12.1 billion fortune. And while Paypal is long behind him and space tourism plays a big part in his future plans, Musk’s Tesla Motors concern remains very much in the present. The manufacturer’s first half-decade ended in failure, with the scrapping of their flagship Roadster vehicle – but Musk and his organization have never lost faith in the inevitability of the dominance of electric cars. With a staff of 14,000 and a market value of $33.5 billion – from which Musk draws a salary of just a dollar a year – Tesla’s wedge of the industry has grown to reflect the vision of its iconic boss.

Of course, bubbles have burst before, and we’ve seen many a hubristic entrepreneur wade too deep into a river of their own hype; but like Ford before him, Musk’s success – and his potential – rests on his informed vision of not just how the world will look tomorrow or next year, but in ten, twenty, fifty years time. Tesla’s lithium-ion battery ‘Gigafactory’, for example, will be powered by 100% renewable energy – remarkable, considering it will be the second largest building in the world. Such scale, vision and conscientiousness is why Tesla is a major, major company to keep an eye on – and you can begin by checking out some of the startling facts and figures in this smart new infographic.”

 

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41 Insane Facts About Tesla Motors

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Wait for the follow-up article: 41 “Ludicrous” Facts About Tesla Motors 🙂

Are you insane? That’ll never happen.

Yes, though leaning towards ludicrous.

Interesting, though some are overly optimistic about Tesla; not all models supercharge to 170 miles in 30 minutes and it doesn’t cost $13.66 everywhere to charge full.

However, I wish Tesla didn’t give back the loan so early, instead using that money to speed up Tesla 3 production.

I think Elon didn’t want to continue paying interest on the loan so he paid it back. But now he might have remorse, because he’s raising money through the company paying no interest, consequencially making investors saying they’re broke and don’t know how to spend money.

Musk says the Roadster was a complete disaster? Wut? That doesn’t sound right.

In terms of development costs it was, because it took a lot more money than they originally planned to spend, nearly breaking the company,

That doesn’t make the Roadster a failure.
If he were building it today, he’d be still selling it.
He should have never shut the assembly line down. Annual improvements, he’d be a strong competitor to Porsche.

Yes, it’s a really interesting issue, the Roadster. I have heard Mr Musk say that it’s ultimate *success* (wherever did the article author get the notion it was a failure from… it wasn’t ‘scrapped’ at all?!) provided the capital (one way or another) and technical foundation for the Model S and subsequently X and 3, too. But why stop producing it just when it was getting going?

My belief is simply that in terms of achieving Mr Musk’s one of his stated life ambitions (of furthering mankind ecologically) it didn’t fit, being a mere tiddly 2 seater whereas the much more mainstream S did, and it would have been an engineering distraction and use limited resources.

But I guess production could be re-started pretty easily and and at any time… but after the 3, please!

IIRC there will be another roadster from Tesla in the long run but unlike the first one which actually was based on a Lotus Elise that one will be a whole Tesla product.

Come on GM and Ford. How about a stronger electric motor and some LTO batteries and start to make some more of the good old American Muscle again?

A 50 kWh pack of LTO batteries could turn sub 11 second quarter mile easily in a Camaro or Corvette chassis. With 15C peak output, that’s 750 KW output or nearly 1000 hp.

I just want a modern battery in the CMax, and radar collision prevention, and…

You know that abbreviations have gone too far when you don’t even write both letters of the element.
I know you didn’t name the chemistry. But how hard is it (for the ones naming it) to call it LiTiO.
Or even better Li2TiO3.

The recycling of trains into batteries is new to me. Just how do you do that?

You need a conductor.

LOL!

And some train tracks that lead into one end of the Gigafactory. The batteries will come out on the other side!

Yes, this is inaccurate or confused.
Trains of course, will carry raw material into the factory, and carry out batteries.

Or, is this about the train that IS a battery.
A train on a long slope, filled with rock.
You move the train up the hill to “fill” the battery, using excess wind power..
Then at night, you roll the train down the hill generating electricity.

So this train is a battery, to be replaced with a battery.

That is a mis-interpretation of a statement that went something like this, ” trains come in one side and battery packs come out the other”.

The meeting was that trains full of raw materials come in one side, and the raw materials are made into battery packs, not the trains themselves.

The first one is incorrect, since in 2010 a judge threw out Eberhard’s claim that Musk was not a founder (letter on tesla.com). So Musk, for all intents and purposes, WAS a founder.

Maybe I’ll go back and read a few more now.

The judgement in the Top Gear case was one of the biggest UK civil court mis-judgements, in my view. The judge’s ruling was that, because Top Gear was an ‘entertainment’ program and not a ‘car review’ one, potential Tesla customers would see through Top Gear’s silliness and see the true nature of Tesla’s products. In fact I don’t think the judge had the faintest idea just how influential TG is amongst the car buying public, certainly in the UK and definitely amongst men.

But, as the saying goes ‘There’s no such thing as bad publicity’ and I suspect that Mr Musk who otherwise would have challenged the ruling, thought that the free publicity outweighed the damage done.