English Listening Comprehension | Tesla

Forbes has published their list of the world’s most innovative companies for 2015, and it’s no surprise that Tesla is at the top.

Based in the US, and with sales surpassing $3.2 billion, their focus is on proving the electric car is better than its gasoline counterpart. Since the introduction of the first Roadster in 2008, Tesla has increasingly developed the luxurious feel of its vehicles, while optimizing driving mileage per charge and improving on a multitude of elements like interior comfort and road handling.

Tesla defines itself as “not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation”.


Listening Comprehension Quiz


Watch the first 5 minutes and 30 seconds of the following video and answer the questions to test your comprehension. Feel free to continue watching until the end for more on Elon Musk’s innovation views.



When did Elon Musk start thinking about building an all-electric car?
What is the only mode of transport that will not become fully electric?
What metal is used to lighten Tesla's vehicles?
What is the typical highway range of a single charge?
What word does Elon use to describe the responsiveness of the Tesla car?

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