Tesla regularly tops lists as the most innovative company operating in the world right now. At the helm of the company is the charismatic Elon Musk, who’s easily one of the most limit-pushing entrepreneurs today, if not the most exciting.
In fact, it’s rumoured that Robert Downey Jnr based his Iron Man role on Elon Musk, as he found that the South African technology enthusiast who dreams big, was the perfect model to base his Marvel part on.
It’s fair to say that Musk has his finger in a lot of pies. If it isn’t Tesla Motors, then it’s a small side-project in space travel or dabbling in revolutionary forms of energy storage. Tesla is one of the busiest companies on the planet…and on a few others too.
Let’s take a look at some of Tesla’s other projects.
Here at 3F EV, we’re obviously very familiar with fantastically innovative Tesla vehicles. You can view our range of vehicles on our website and find the perfect driving experience to suit your needs.
In terms of future plans, Tesla’s also working on the Tesla Roadster, which was announced in November 2017. This is really exciting because it’s an all-electric battery-powered four-seater sports car, which is estimated to reach 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds and an acceleration mode that’s quicker than Tesla Model S and X! It’ll also have a removable glass roof with 3 electric motors, one in the front and two in the back.
The Roadster is on track to be released by 2020 – we can’t wait!
Tesla has already surpassed expectations with the world’s largest lithium-ion battery that it created for South Australia. The region was suffering from a series of blackouts in 2016 and Elon Musk stepped in to deliver the 129 MWh battery powerpack.
It’s already proving successful, saving money and positioning South Australia as a trail-blazer for renewable energy. In fact in January 2018, it generated around $1 million in just a few days though frequency response.
But now, Musk is planning a new 1 GWh energy storage project, which would make it the worlds’ biggest – it’s not been announced where yet, but it could be built in Australia again.
Tesla’s also working on rolling out its residential battery system, the Powerwall. 50,000 homes have been planned in Australia with 5 kW solar arrays and a 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery system to keep rates and prices lower for consumers and reduce the domestic carbon footprint.
Here’s the big one. If you hadn’t heard already, Elon Musk is pretty keen on getting to Mars. Feeling as if there hasn’t been enough progress in space travel in recent years, Musk has set about changing this with his range of space projects.
SpaceX is Musk’s dedicated company to space industry progress and he believes that life on Mars is necessary and also needed if humans are to survive. He also believes that we can harness energy and resources from Mars. It seems like Musk wants to encourage another space race and excite a new generation about space.
The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was a success (with a Tesla car attached!) and SpaceX has its sights set on creating the Big Falcon Rocket. This will be a giant booster rocket with a large spaceship on top of it, which aims to transport people to the Moon or Mars or flights around the globe.
Whatever Musk is planning, SpaceX is planning some truly astronomical developments. Watch this space!
The Boring Company
This tongue-in-cheek side project from Tesla was borne out of Elon Musk’s frustration at being stuck in a traffic jam in LA one morning – “Traffic is driving me nuts”. So, what did Musk do? He proposed building a tunnel boring machine to create an entire road system underneath LA. He’s currently awaiting permission. Plenty of potential space to test out his new Tesla vehicles in them!
With Elon Musk pushing the boundaries of innovation, technology and what is environmentally possible, you can’t help but feel inspired. Millions of people have already joined the green revolution by investing in Tesla. Will you be next?
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