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By: J.P. Naomi

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Do you know enough to help Elon Musk with the electric car revolution? It's time to test your knowledge as we jump into the future with this Tesla Motors quiz!

Who is the famous scientist for which Tesla Motors is named after?

The legacy of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian inventor, electrical engineer, and physicist lives on in the name of the car company. He is best known for contributing to the design of the modern AC electricity system, and the Tesla roadster uses an AC battery based on this design from 1882.


Who founded Tesla Motors?

Although Elon Musk is often thought of as the founder of Tesla, Eberhard and Tarpenning founded the company in 2003.


What year was Tesla Motors incorporated?

Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning incorporated Tesla Motors in 2003 and financed the company until the first official round of funding.


Who is the current chair of the board of directors at Tesla Motors?

Elon Musk is the former President of PayPal; founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; and chairman of the board at SolarCity.


Where is the current global headquarters of Tesla Motors?

Tesla was founded in California, and had an office in Michigan, but moved its corporate headquarters to the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto financed in part through US$100 million in federal low-interest loans.


What was the first car released by Tesla in 2008?

The Tesla Roadster accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a battery charge range of 245 miles. More than 2400 Roadsters were sold worldwide.


What is the Supercharger Network?

A Supercharger are located along major interstates across the country and can refuel the battery in minutes not hours. There are 655 Supercharger stations with 3,966 Superchargers.


Which Tesla model is considered the more affordable model?

The Model S is expected to start at approximately $35,000 US, and the first delivery is expected in late 2017. Model 3 is a sedan that gets a range of 215 miles per charge.


Charging your car at home using a mobile connector will get you ______ miles per hour of charge.

There are two ways to charge a Tesla at home - a mobile connector and a wall connector. One end of the mobile connector plugs into the charge port on the car and the other end plugs into an outlet. Adapters that are included when purchasing a Tesla are for a standard household outlet and a 240 volt outlet.


Charging your car at home using a wall connector will get you ______ miles per hour of charge.

There are two ways to charge a Telsa at home, a mobile connector and a wall connector. The wall connector is installed on a 240 volt circuit.


What is the estimated cost to get 50 miles worth of battery charge on the Model S?

It is estimated that you would use $2.01 of electricity to get 50 miles of charge on a Tesla battery, and therefore save $5.24 on the cost of the gasoline. If you use the Supercharger network - it would be free!


Charging a Tesla battery already is more economical than gas, but charging at _________ may save even more money on electricity.

It might be less expensive to charge the Tesla at night because some utility companies have plans that vary the prices based on demand - in that case, demand is lowest at night, so prices are less.


What is the estimated ANNUAL savings on gas when driving a Tesla?

It is cheaper to run an electric vehicle than gas powered vehicles. The cost of electricity for one year is four times less than the $1500-2500 that the average person spends per year on gas.


What Tesla model is their version of the SUV crossover vehicle?

Model X is a sport utility vehicle with all-wheel drive and a 90 kWh battery with a range of 257 miles, and can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.


Appealing to the exciting and intriguing nature of the Tesla, combining the names of the Tesla cars appears to spell ________.

It is said that Elon Musk wanted the first three models to spell "SEX" but settled for "S3X" -because the name "Model E" is held by Ford. If there is indeed a Model Y (as there has been some talk), the four models will spell "S3XY".


What size is the touch screen on the center console of the Model S?

The 17 inch touchscreen controls most of the functions of the car including opening the sun roof, controlling the climate, and changing the radio station. It also shows all the information for media, navigation, communications, and vehicle data.


Can the autopilot feature on the Model S find you a parking space and park in it for you?

For an extra $2500, the autopilot option will provide the car with the ability to scan for parking spaces, tell you that one is available, and then parallel park!


How do the parking sensors on the Model S alert you to how close you are to an object?

Instead of beeping or showing colors on your approach like more car sensors these days, the Tesla displays the distance from the obstacle in inches.


Where is the starter button on a Model S?

The key to the Model S will start the car when you get in with the key, sit down, and close the door! It will also turn off the car in the reverse manner.


What is the bio-weapon defense mode on the Model S?

The Model S has a medical grade HEPA air filtration system, removing 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and most other allergens, bacteria from the air inside the car. In bio-weapon defense mode, the positive pressurization provides maximum protection against hazardous external conditions.


The only way to buy a Tesla is __________.

You have to order your Tesla online, without bargaining or through a dealership - which is illegal in 48 states because cars need to be sold by a dealership and not directly from the manufacturer. There are storefronts for customers to learn about the cars.


Which Tesla model is speculated to be a crossover or small SUV?

There is no official word from Tesla, but there are rumors that the Model Y will follow the release of the Model 3.


What feature allows you to use the phone to request your Tesla vehicle to greet you at the front door?

The summon feature lets you "call" your car - your car will come greet you at the front door in the morning - it will automatically park and unpark itself, and can also open and close the garage door automatically.


Which Tesla Motors investor is the sole provider of the battery cells used in production of the cars?

Unlike most car batteries which are one large battery cell, Tesla's battery is composed of thousands of small, cylindrical, lithium-ion cells like the ones used in laptops and other electronics devices.


What is Tesla's Gigafactory?

Tesla, Panasonic, and other partners will combine forces in the Gigafactory production plant for lithium-ion batteries. The Gigafactory is located in Nevada and is expected to start production of battery cells in 2017.


How did the Gigafactory get its name?

“Giga” is a unit of measurement that represents “billions”. The Gigafactory plans to produce batteries to an annual capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours. The Gigafactory will be powered by renewable energy sources too.


To promote the purchase of electric vehicles, what is the electric vehicle incentive?

A $7,500 federal income tax credit is available when you purchase an electric vehicle (not just Tesla!). Many states offer additional incentives like rebates.


How many people can the Model S potentially seat?

There is an option to add a second frame in the back that can contain two rear-facing seats, allowing the total capacity to increase from 5 to 7. The positioning and reframing adheres to safety standards, and the seats fold completely flat into the floor when not in use.


Before Elon Musk designed cars, he designed _________.

Blastar, the first computer program created by Elon Musk when he was 12 years old, was sold for $500.


The Model S won this award:

Among others, the Model S has also won Automobile Magazine's 2013 Automobile of the Year award, and tied for Consumer Reports' Best Car Ever Tested Award.


Which of the following is not a touted convenience of autopilot?

The Autopilot feature works at highway speeds and in traffic.


How large was the loan from the Department of Energy to Tesla Motors?

Tesla paid back the loan 9 years early!


What is the concept of the hyperloop?

Engineers from Tesla and SpaceX envision something like a new train system in which people would move through tubes in pods at extremely high speeds.


How much is Elon Musk's annual salary from Tesla?

As reported in 2014, Musk's annual salary is one dollar while the remainder of his compensation is in the form of stock and performance-based bonuses.


Which of the following is not one of the three problems facing humanity according to Elon Musk?

Elon Musk has always been working towards changing the world, and believes we should all work together to help fix them.


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