Elon Musk and his Electric Car “Tesla”

Tesla is an electric car name of the great scientist Nikolas Tesla.

Basically, Tesla Motors was manufacturing AC induction motors, in which Elon Musk invested and took over and continued to use the Name Tesla for his electric cars as well, which was decided by the Founders of Tesla Motors.  Tesla Motors and Tesla Inc. have a portfolio of over 1200 patent worldwide. The patents are majorly filled in the technology domain of motors, controllers, energy storage, battery storage and the like since 2005.

Who is Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.

Born: 10 July 1856, Smiljan, Croatia.

Died: 7 January 1943  The New Yorker.

During the Era of  Thomas Edison, Westinghouse, Guglielmo Marconi, and J.P. Morgan, Nikola Tesla was a giant of innovation because of his contributions to the fields of electricity, radio and robotics. Which is not so well known to common.  He was an inventor for over 118 US patents, which were assigned to various companies like, SCHMIDT ALBERT, TESLA NP, THE TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY, THE TESLA ELECTRIC LIGHT & MFG COMPANY, TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY  and WALTHAM WATCH CO.

The significant difference in the approach of Edison and Tesla was that Edison was developing DC motors and Tesla AC motors. AC power was easy to supply and therefore was more successfully used to lit the cities.

DC Motors

In 1884, Tesla came to  New York for working with Thomas Edison, so that Edison can help him finance. Edison was investing an inefficient direct-current (DC) systems, and he wanted Tesla to re-engineer a DC power plant on Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan. Both parted company over a financial dispute.

George Westinghouse provided funding for Tesla’s AC induction motors and devices, which soon came to dominate manufacturing and urban life. Unlike the DC motors of the time, Tesla’s motors didn’t create sparks or require expensive permanent magnets to operate. Instead, they used a rotating magnetic field that used power more efficiently in a basic design that is still the core of most electric motors.

In 1896, Tesla designed the power-generating system at Niagara Falls, a significant advance for his AC system. Entire cities eventually ran on AC power, after Westinghouse won a battle against Edison, the leading DC proponent. Their conflict is the subject of “The Current War,” a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison.

Wireless transmissions

Tesla developed radio technology during 189o’s. It was referred to as “oscillator” through which electricity is converted into high-frequency radio waves, enabling energy, sound and other transmissions over great distances.

In 1899, Tesla began building a global “World System”, expecting to power vehicles, boats and aircraft wirelessly. Ultimately, he assumed that anything that needed electricity would get it from the air, much as we receive transmitted data, sound and images on smartphones.

Robotic drones

Another Tesla invention combined the radio with a remote-control device. We’d now call it a robotic drone.

Who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk born in South Africa on June 28, 1971, and moved to Canada for Education. Elon Musk is an investor and a visionary. He has invested in Tesla Inc., PayPal, SpaceX and Neuralink. Neuralink is into the development of implantable brain-computer interfaces. He is a graduate of economics and physics and a PhD dropout to peruse entrepreneurship. He founded his first software company at the age of 23 and sold it to 34 million dollars in the next four years.

 

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonisation of Mars. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.

 

 

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