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All you need to know about Tesla and Elon Musk

Sudhakar G
·4-min read

What does it take to be a top-ranked business person in our highly competitive world?

It takes many qualities to get to the top and stay there. Some people are born with natural strengths or have the talent to climb the corporate ladder.

Where people are prone to doubting the abilities of a self-proclaimed ‘dude’ like Musk, he is one of the few executives who have figured out what it takes to succeed in the world's most competitive industry.

Elon Musk is the co-founder of PayPal, which is now worth over $69 billion. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from MIT and became a military pilot. He has also invested in solar technology companies and has taken part in space exploration missions. He is passionate about inventing in new technology, something he started doing as a young boy with his parents. The entrepreneur is also an award-winning author and has written a book about space travel. Today, he runs two of the world's largest companies, both on the cutting edge of technology.

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A modified Tesla Model X electric vehicle enters a tunnel during an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, U.S., December 18, 2018.        Robyn Beck/Pool via REUTERS
A modified Tesla Model X electric vehicle enters a tunnel during an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, U.S., December 18, 2018. Robyn Beck/Pool via REUTERS

Elon Musk and his companies aim to send people into space by 2020. One of their immediate plans includes creating a hyper-warp device and a vehicle capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean on its first attempt. The goal is to establish a permanent space station around the sun or bring the entire human race to the moon. PayPal co-founder's long-term plan was to build a vehicle that could drive across the US using solar energy. This vehicle was supposed to be called the Roadster, but was changed to the more sensible sounding "Tesla Roadster" The plan has evolved to building a semi-conducting car that can cruise at speeds of up to 120mph.

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The arrival of Tesla

Tesla, Inc. is a premier American electrical car and energy production company based in Palo Alto, California. The brand began production in 1997 and currently offers more than a dozen electric vehicles models. The company's current products range from electric cars to residential energy storage systems.

The Tesla Model S has an energy density of 500 Wh per pack. While it may sound impressive for a sedan, the Model S's actual weight is closer to that of a luxury car, at over 5th of a ton. The company's goal and the Model Steam are to innovate to the consumer market. The Model S is the first to use a battery designed for high performance, which promises up to 500 Wh. The Tesla Model S vehicle uses no gas engine, thus significantly reducing the maintenance costs. It also features a revolutionary new semi-conductor called Tesla, which allows for a charge to be delivered to too high voltages. Tesla can reach full charge times of around ten hours, far faster than most vehicles in their class.

The all-new full-size battery packs will be released in late 2021. Customers requested a larger battery pack for longer road trips and longer driving times. Two new starting systems called turbo, and super turbo would significantly boost vehicle efficiency when starting a vehicle. Tesla Model III will still have full charging to preserve battery capacity. For some people, that's the feature they want and hard to find in a new vehicle. Four major car manufacturers currently exist. Both companies designed electrifying vehicles with many architectural aspects, and several of the company's designs appeal to enthusiasts.

Models S and X are the latest flagship models, but Model III development has been postponed for a few months, so we could start seeing the next sedan production about late spring or early summer next year.

Having the new battery range on Tesla would dramatically improve how drivers use their cars. When a driver was driving in the area, they would need a whole truck of batteries to power the vehicle to keep it running. With a full-size battery pack mounted on Model S, the driver won't have to do that anymore. Instead, the driver would be able to charge his or her batteries directly from the car's battery bank, enabling substantial weight savings and the need for more costly car batteries.

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