Nobody can blame you if, when someone says "Tesla," the first thing they see is Elon Musk rather

After all, given his constant presence in the news, Musk serves as the company's face.

 You may even be excused for assuming that he founded Tesla.

 After all, he has been identified as a co-founder of the firm in several public statements.

You'd be mistaken, though. Elon Musk wanted to be acknowledged as a co-founder so much that he had to sue

Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning formed Tesla, Inc. (formerly known as Tesla Motors) in 2003.

Meaww claimed that Eberhard had been considering purchasing a high-mileage sports automobile

 He and Tarpenning agreed to work together once more to develop electric automobiles after previously