The Model 3, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s affordable car (affordable compared to their other cars, at least) recently became available for pre-order. Their bigger car, the Tesla Model X, is finally being delivered to the people who bought it, and the company is constructing a truly enormous battery factory in Nevada. The Tesla Models S and X have gotten top-shelf safety ratings, top-drawer customer and critical reviews, and their little sibling, the 3, seems poised to follow in their footsteps. Add to that the recent landing of a drone rocket on a drone ship in the real ocean by one of Elon Musk’s other ventures, SpaceX, and it’s hard not to feel like the aura of success around the company is an inevitable result of the laws of the universe. But it was good luck, talent, hard work, and a veritable boatload of money that got Tesla to where they are today, and this is the infographic to tell you about it.

Before, getting to the infograph let us talk about the latest news. Elon Musk just had a successful launch of SpaceX rocket in the past 24 hours. Also earlier this week, Musk’s Tesla reported earnings that exceeded analyst estimates. The stock was initially up but after a famed short seller, Jim Chanos, made negative remarks about the stock shares started to slip (or so is the official explanation).

Analysts at FBN Securities opined:

TSLA is now a play on the Model 3 ramp, and the company pulled in the time frame to produce at a 500K vehicle run rate by two years to 2018 from 2020. Model 3 reservations keep increasing, with the total reaching approximately 400K two weeks ago.

I see that you like cool cars, so let me slip you this sweet little infographic about the evolution of the supercar.

A Quick History Of Tesla Motors

A Quick History Of Tesla Motors Infographic

Source: Evannex, via Daily Infographic