Tesla’s roots trace all the way back to to the birth of Nicola Tesla in1856, the physicist credited with the discovery of alternating electrical current, the very same alternating current powering the equally innovative modern Tesla automobile. Tesla, Inc., co-founded by visionary Elon Musk in 2003, has boldly pioneered the infrastructure and resources necessary to make owning a Tesla EV the sensible and luxurious experience it is today.