Nikola Tesla is the father of modern electricity. He invented the electric cars concept and gave the idea of turning this planet to a self electric machine. Long story short, if he had implemented his idea, we could simply draw electric current from anywhere on the earth. I mean just put a bulb on the floor and it will light up.
See this infographic below that explains all the inventions done by Nikola Tesla.
Elon Musk started Tesla naming after Nikola Tesla an Electric Car company. And following his footsteps to invent new things, from reusable rockets to hyperloop and AI.