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Tesla Motors might just herald a second automotive coming

Elon Musk is having a good week. Of course, it’s also fair to say that the billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity has been having a good decade.

Yesterday Musk announced via Twitter that he will publish plans for his hotly-anticipated, top secret Hyperloop – a new transport system promising trips from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.

And this week Tesla Motors joined the Nasdaq 100 index, not insignificant for a company whose success did not always seem so assured. (Mitt Romney, after all, called the company a “loser” during the presidential debates.)

Founded in 2003, Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors builds, sells, and services highperformance all-electric sports cars. It’s a feat many considered impossible, relegating the electric car to golf cart status. But the Model S – launched last year – was named 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year; it can reach speeds of up to 125 miles per hour.

Tesla currently employs almost 3,000 people in the United States and Europe, and they’re hiring for countless more full time positions (literally, we couldn’t count them – the interface is a little tricky) in Palo Alto and Los Angeles.

Take a spin through Tesla’s job openings here.

Now go forth (and step on it).

Nitty Gritty:

42: Age of Elon Musk

1999: Year Musk and his brother sold Zip2 for $341 million to Alta Vista

1995: Year Musk and his Dassault Falcon 900 airplane appeared in Thank You for Smoking