Martin Eberhard is co-founder and former CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company in San Carlos, California. He was born in Berkeley, California on May 15, 1960.
Eberhard is passionate about sportscars but has moral disagreements regarding dependence on oil imported from the Middle East and is also concerned about global warming. This led to his co-founding Silicon Valley's first automobile company with Marc Tarpenning.
Eberhard currently drives the second of Tesla Motors Founder's Series Roadsters cars, which is the first series of the Tesla Roadster. The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric sportscar with 244 mile (EPA) range.
Eberhard was ranked among the top 24 innovators of 2007 by Fortune Magazine. Also in 2007, Business 2.0 Magazine ranked Eberhard number 32 of the 50 people who matter now.
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