Originally published on EV Annex.
By Matt Pressman
Although Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] is covered heavily in the press every day, there are many surprising facts about the company and its visionary leader, Elon Musk, that still aren’t widely publicized. To that end, Valuewalk* published an infographic in order to showcase 41 fascinating (sometimes insane) facts about Tesla and Elon Musk. They note that Elon Musk’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] Musk and his organization have never lost faith in the inevitability of the dominance of electric cars.”
Above: Elon Musk inside a Tesla Model S (Image: BGR)
Without a doubt, Tesla continues to dominate electric vehicle movement. And, “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 Motors’ wedge of the industry has grown to reflect the vision of its iconic boss… 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.”
Above: The Tesla Model S (Image: InsideEVs)
So how is Elon Musk playing the “long game” for the future of the sustainable transport? “Tesla Motors’ 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 Motors 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.”
*Source: Valuewalk via Jennings Motor Group
Reprinted with permission.
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