Many people believe Elon Musk invented Tesla, but in fact, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning founded Tesla Motors, Inc. in 2003.

Elon Musk became the CEO of Tesla in 2008 after investing $6.3 million in the company during the Series A funding round.

Tesla stands for "Tera Electron Volt Energy Superconducting Linear Accelerator" in its entire form.

The company's name is a tribute to Nikola Tesla, the inventor of the induction motor and the alternating current power transmission system.

The new Tesla Roadster made a record for the fastest electric automobile with its incredible acceleration and performance

The new Tesla Roadster can hit 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds, at a top speed of more than 250 mph.

Tesla cars can go into sleep mode, just like mobile phones and laptops.

Tesla vehicles do not require spark plug replacements, oil changes, regular emission checks, or fuel filters.