Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is a good example of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Zip2 and PayPal, and the brain behind the high-speed transportation system Hyperloop. In the race towards developing self-driving car technology, Elon Musk and Tesla are key factors. A couple of ideas, some from early childhood dreams, implemented into a variety of interconnected products with a growing network.
To learn about the Tesla cars, visit the Tesla showroom on Santana Row right in the midst of fashion boutiques and restaurants! This is another creative Silicon Valley approach: placing your product where Silicon Valley residents and tourists shop, even if your product is an electric car!
Did you know, the Tesla logo represents a cross section of the brushless motor in the car? Nikolas Tesla already invented the induction motor with rotating magnetic field in the 1880s. Elon Musk picked up the idea years later and made it into a trendy and environmental product.
Many great ideas are out there. They just need to be implemented into our lives!
If you purchase a Tesla, you can pick it up at the factory in Fremont and there is a good chance you will get a tour - bit pricy for just the tour itself, as these innovative cars are expensive — you are investing in the development of future Teslas by purchasing one of the early versions!
Model III in 2017 was Tesla’s first big step into affordability and mass production.
Keep your eyes peeled for Tesla cars on the roads – probably the highest density of that brand anywhere in the world right now is in Silicon Valley! Along with electric cars comes a good network of Superchargers. In most areas, you will get the best parking spot if you are charging your electric car.