1. Tesla and Musk proved that the electric cars are competitive and performing
The Tesla roadster was a revolutionary car and Tesla’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV). Produced from 2008 to 2012, only 2.500 cars were made. The Tesla roadster is a high performance sport car which can accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 3.7 or 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph), numbers that are comparable with cars of the same category.
The Tesla roadster can travel more than 320 kilometres (200 mi) per charge, and in 2009 it sets the world record distance of 501 km (311 mi) on a single charge at an average speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).
The company proved to the world that the electric cars are serious staff and it is a valid alternative to fuel cars.
2. Musk forced the whole car’s industry to electrification
Musk was successful in pushing the whole car’s industry to electrification. In 2016 the sales of electric cars reached 260.000 units, compared to 41.000 in 2013. Now every player in the industry is pushing for the electrification to not lose the competition against Tesla.
Analysts now say that by 2040, 54% of the cars will be electric.
3. Tesla’s autopilot sets the future for the industry
Similarly the Tesla’s autopilot, released in October 2015, sent a clear signal to the rest of the industry about the future. Now, all the major automakers have their own projects to roll out semi-autonomous or highly automated systems. Autonomous systems are gonna totally change the way people interacts with the vehicles.
4. The most innovative company of the world with a market cap of $51 billions.
In 2015 Forbes declared Tesla as the most innovative company of the world. Currently is in second position, behind Salesforce.com and ahead of Amazon. With a Market Cap of $51 billion, Tesla becomes one the most valued company in the car’s industry, overtaking giants like BMW, General Motors, Ford, Honda. In August 2017 the company becomes the #4 ranked automaker globally and the #1 maker in America.