Founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars couldÂ be better than gasoline-powered cars and characterized by instant torque, incredible power, and zeroÂ emissions,
Tesla Motorâ€™s product proved to have no parallels on the planet.Â As the years have gone by,Â the auto-energy innovative company continually stuns its customers and the world with cutting edgeÂ upgrades that make its products increasingly affordable and thrusting the organization even closer toÂ achieving its mission
of: accelerating the worldâ€™s transition to sustainable transport, a goal that if orÂ when realized would cut crude oil derivative energy consumption to a near zero (and further dampenÂ the hopes of oil revenue â€“ dependent countries).
In 2012, Tesla launched Model S, the worldâ€™s first premium electric sedan. Built from the ground up toÂ be 100 percent electric. Noted for its genius of redefining the concept of four-door car with room forÂ seven passengers, the Tesla S Model was named the 2013 car of the year by Motors Trend and earned aÂ 5-star rating from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Barely two yearÂ later, 2014, Teslaâ€™s CEO Elon Musk formally disclosed the two dual motor all-wheel drive configurationsÂ of Model S that further improved the vehicleâ€™s handling and performance.
Typically, Tesla owners enjoyÂ the benefit of charging at home so they never have to visit a gas station or spend a cent on gasoline andÂ for long distance travels, make use of Teslaâ€™s Supercharger network which provides convenient and freeÂ access to high speed charging, replenishing half a charge within 20 minutes.
Now not unconventional of the auto leaderâ€™s non-complacent culture, it takes another leap for aÂ proposed merger with the Asian electronic giant, Panasonic. Tesla announced on Sunday that it willÂ team up with Panasonic to make the photovoltaic cells used in solar panels, if shareholders clear theÂ merger with Solar City.
Although many claim that the merger is inspired by Teslaâ€™s plan to buy upÂ Solar City, a company which the Auto Dealerâ€™s CEO, Elon Musk already holds 20% shares, the impact ofÂ this merger on the worldâ€™s energy future can only be imagined.
As evident by an announcement madeÂ by the CEO on Twitter last month just a few days before Tesla and Solar City are supposed to reveal aÂ roof built entirely from solar panels that connects to Teslaâ€™s Powerwall 2.0 battery, and can chargeÂ Teslaâ€™s electric vehicles.
In the words of Elon Musk, â€œAiming for Oct 28 unveil in SF Bay Area of newÂ Tesla/SolarCity solar roof with integrated Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla chargerâ€. What more do weÂ expect from our auto and energy companies around the world than such bold and practical initiativesÂ towards creating a less dependence on an energy source that continually destroys our planet.