Much of the motoring world today stands in awe of the accomplishments of Tesla Motors in furthering electric automobiles, and waits with baited breath to see what the future holds for the young carmaker. Fast Company magazine is among them, honoring Tesla Motors in its list of the ten “Most Innovative Companies 2015” in the field of automobiles.
The magazine’s justification for Tesla Motors’ inclusion on the list: “for making long-range electric cars a quickly expanding reality.” The marque’s first mass-produced all-electric offering – the Tesla Model S – has not only shown electrification to be a feasible method of automotive propulsion, but a desirable one. Fast Company cites sales of the sedan which are “growing exponentially in the U.S., China, and across Europe.”
That in itself would be impressive enough, but further, the magazine cites Tesla Motors’ ambitions to expand its portfolio with the Model X crossover, and later, the affordable Model 3 sedan. And of course, there’s the gigantic undertaking of the automaker to build two or more Gigafactory battery production facilities, to enable such an aggressive growth strategy.
All that considered, we can absolutely see how the electric carmaker deserves its spot among Google, General Motors, and the like.