Shocking Facts About Elon Musk And Tesla


We’ve all heard about Elon Musk, the CEO of the first all-electronic car in existence. We also know about the famous Tesla. Beautiful looking, smart cars with unbelievable capabilities. However, there are many things you may not know about Elon Musk, his professional and private life as well as some facts about the safest car in the world. These shocking facts will help you know and love Elon Musk and Tesla afresh.

1. Elon Musk is the 54th richest person in the world

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Hacker Noon

Elon Musk is our beloved billionaire who hails from Pretoria, in South Africa. Did you know that Musk is listed by Forbes as the 54th richest person in the world? He merits being on the Forbes list as we are told his net worth is around $22.8 billion.

2. The story behind the Tesla Inc name

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Mental Floss

Tesla Inc is said to be named after the famous physicist and inventor – Nikola Tesla. Tesla is a mechanical and electrical engineer and inventor. As a matter of fact, he holds over 700 scientific patents. Wow! What a well-deserved inspiration behind Tesla Inc. It’s only fitting to name the company after him.

3. Just how sleek are Tesla cars?

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Business Insider

Have you ever driven a Tesla? Feels so good – it’s almost like a smartphone or computer. One of the most surprising facts about Tesla cars is that it can update its functions, similar to updates on your smartphones. This update ability is comforting. This is because it guarantees the safety and capability of the car. Also, this can be done through an app.

4. Elon musk didn’t found Tesla

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Many people don’t know this because he’s the face of Tesla. Musk may be the face, chief product architect and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, however, he is not the founder. Actually, the original founders of Tesla cars are; Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard.

5. Turning off your engine is old fashioned

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Model S | Tesla UK

Fun fact – the Tesla Model S doesn’t require you to turn off the engine. Isn’t it highly unusual how you just park your car and leave it on? The battery could run down right? That happens to other cars, not Tesla model S. Once parked near your house, it goes into sleep mode. Amazing, it’s exactly like a computer which doesn’t always require switching off.