Brand History

The history of Tesla

From Silicon Valley to global recognition, the story of a young car manufacturer
The history of Tesla
The history of California-based car manufacturer Tesla is anything but boring. From the moment it was founded in 2003 up until the present day the news is full of stories that make Tesla's history colourful and entertaining. In this article we take a look at the company's history and its future.
Old yellow three wheeled Mitsubishi vehicle on a blue background
The Mitsubishi Group is a multinational company and are involved in everything from real estate to food and beverages to telecommunications and of course, automobiles. And of course, it’s the automotive side of Mitsubishi that we are interested in. Mitsubishi Motors was, as of 2011, the sixth biggest Japanese automaker and the sixteenth biggest automaker worldwide by production. So where did it all begin? In this article, we look at the history of Mitsubishi Motors, from its conception to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...
1903 Renault driving along a country road
Renault is one of the best known car manufacturers in Europe, as well as one of the oldest. Groupe Renault is a multi-national manufacturer, producing cars and vans. In 2016, Renault were the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volume, and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Alliance the fourth-largest automotive group in the world. But how did Renault become the automotive machine it is today? We look at a brief history of Renault.
Blue Peugeot 201 on a white background
Peugeot are one of the biggest car manufacturers in Europe and have been around since 1810. Of course, they weren’t a car manufacturer then. In fact, they started off by manufacturing coffee mills and bicycles. So how did Peugeot become the huge brand they are today? In this article, we look at the history of Peugeot, from coffee mills to Groupe PSA...
Original Porsche 911 in white on a black background
Porsche are one of the most well known brands in the world. Synonymous with luxury and style, Porsche have become just as much of a status symbol as designer clothes or luxury holidays. But how did the car manufacturer become the luxury icon it is today? We look at the interesting history of Porsche...

A brief history of Lotus

We look at the history of the classic brand...
Red Lotus Elite parked on a track
Lotus are a classic British company, and one that have been around for over half a century. Originally manufacturing sports and racing cars, Lotus have a cult following and some very loyal drivers. But how did they gain such a cult status? We look at the interesting history of Lotus...
Honda T360 parked on a grey background
Honda are known for their well-built, reliable cars, and are hugely popular across the world. Whether you enjoy the sportiness of a Civic or the reliability of the Accord, Honda have a vehicle for pretty much everyone. They are also leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles. But, where did it all begin? We look at the history of Honda, from motorcycles to their aims for 2025...
Red Dacia Logan saloon parked outside a building
Romania’s top company by revenue and the country’s largest exporter, Dacia has come a long way since its conception as a communist state-owned company. Finding its niche in the low-cost sector, Dacia has been the butt of many a joke from the ex-Top Gear trio. But the Romanian car manufacturer are getting the last laugh as one of Europe’s fastest-growing car brands. So how did the brand go from being the symbol of the Ceauşescu government to making around 2.9% of Romania’s GDP? OSV takes a look at the interesting history of Dacia
Red Maserati 3200 GT parked outside a manor house
Maserati are one of the most well-known brands in the world, and one of the most luxurious. Synonymous with luxury and style, the Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars”, and they are exclusive. Their emblem is a trident, particularly fitting for such a strong luxury sports manufacturer, and a homage to the company’s home city. So where did it all begin? How did Maserati become the status symbol it is today? We look at the interesting history of Maserati, from the Maserati brothers to FCA.
Original Willys Jeep in black and white
Jeep are one of the most well-known brands in the world. Their vehicles are famous for their off-roading skills, and are popular with rural dwellers and, more recently, city dwellers, alike. Jeep have had a rich history, one like no other vehicle manufacturer. So in this article, we are going to look at the history of Jeep, from its founding to Fiat...
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