10 Mind Blowing Facts About Tesla Motors (TSLA)

On June 12, 2014, Elon Musk shocked the business world by revealing that Tesla Motors (TSLA) will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who uses their technology in good faith. This foresight by Tesla could help tip the auto industry away from gasoline and diesel engines towards more eco-friendly electric cars. The aftermath of such a mass consumer switch could also create a big opportunity for Tesla Motors and investors to profit.

With that in mind, we have assembled 10 mind blowing facts about Tesla. Our favourite? Even though CEO Elon Musk owns 23% of the company and is often credited with a great deal of the company’s success, it is often forgotten that he did not actually start the company. After his first investment in Tesla in 2004, he originally came on to the board of directors as chairman. It was not until the 2008 financial crisis that he came on as CEO.

Side note: It’s also pretty amazing that the tires and windshield wipers are the only parts that need regular replacement on a Tesla Model S.

Sources: Forbes, Quora, Mashable

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