The Irony - and Colorado Connection - of an Electric Car Named "Tesla"

Mar 29, 2019

Thomas Edison became a household name for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb. But because of what happened in a small town in Colorado, his bitter rival Nikola Tesla won the bigger prize to electrify our modern grid. Over a century later, could revenge be in the offing?

Interior view from around 1900 of the Ames powerhouse showing switchboard on left and generator on right.
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