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Teslas of their time: Great auto innovators of history

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 21: The California-based company is venerated as an automotive hero for making cars that match or exceed the performance of conventionally-powered models without burning a drop of fuel. It’s a disruptor, to use one of Silicon Valley’s darling terms, but it’s not the first company to take a different approach to car design.Here are some of the makes and models that, for better or worse, disrupted the status quo:

Tesla deserves credit for proving that an electric car doesn’t have to be a slow, boring golf cart.

The California-based company is venerated as an automotive hero for making cars that match or exceed the performance of conventionally-powered models without burning a drop of fuel. It’s a disruptor, to use one of Silicon Valley’s darling terms, but it’s not the first company to take a different approach to car design.

Here are some of the makes and models that, for better or worse, disrupted the status quo:

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