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Not Elon Musk, these two people co-founded Tesla

Times Now | 11/07/2021 09:27 AM | Click to read full article

When you think of Tesla, Elon Musk comes to mind immediately. A lot of people globally think that Tesla is founded by South African billionaire Musk. However, not many know that Tesla had two founders and none of them is Elon Musk. The California-based electric automaker was founded in July 2003 by two people named Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning as Tesla Motors.

The company's name is actually a tribute to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla.