My story starts as a kid. I've always loved cars and in fact, around age 11 I designed a car called the Chinchilla that had a "computer" that would help give you directions to where you wanted to go. I prided myself as a teenager in being able to identify almost every car on the road.
So, when in November of 2012 I spotted an unfamiliar car, I was intrigued. I was attending the Philadelphia Whiskey Festival and while waiting for some colleagues, I noticed a beautiful and sleek sedan parked at the entrance. I asked what it was, I had never heard of it and took notice of at the large screen. But what really piqued my interest was the answer to my question "what type of transmission does it have?" Well, the Tesla employee explained, it did not have a transmission. I made a mental note to research the car later.