Nikola Tesla was born an ethnic Serb in the village Smiljan, Lika county, in the Austrian Empire (present day Croatia), on 10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856.   His father, Milutin Tesla (1819–1879),  was an Eastern Orthodox priest.
Tesla, Inc. Model S is the safest, quickest car on the road—with industry-leading performance, range, and storage. Model S achieved the highest safety rating of any car ever tested, and set a record for the lowest probability of occupant injury—from front, side, rear and rollover accidents.
August 2018. Tesla is a transportation and energy company. It sells vehicles under its ‘Tesla Motors’ division and stationary battery packs for home, commercial and utility-scale projects under its ‘Tesla Energy’ division. The firm acquired its sister-company, solar installer SolarCity, in 2016. It is now part of its energy division.
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Since our founding in 2003, Tesla has broken new barriers in developing high-performance automobiles that are not only the world’s best and highest-selling pure electric vehicles—with long range and absolutely no tailpipe emissions—but also the safest, highest-rated cars on the road in the world.