Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Jason Ritter, Garcelle Beauvais – Tesla Motors Adds its own Electric X-Factor

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Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Chris Evans, Jason Ritter, Garcelle Beauvais, Tim Daly, Goran Visjnic and other celebs joined the festivities in LA on Thursday night as Tesla Motors unveiled its new crossover electric vehicle, the “X.”

Not content to just put out another electric car, Tesla has become known as a lion in its field, offering up electric vehicles that don’t just match their gas counterparts for performance, but exceed those expectations, earning them a place in the homes of superstars across the country.

Tesla founder Elon Musk is himself a huge celeb in the business and engineering worlds, having founded a number of successful enterprises including PayPal, and is now on the forefront of both space and automotive technology. He’s already been named a “Living Legend in Aviation,” one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” one of Forbes magazine’s “America’s 20 Most Powerful CEO’s 40 and Under,” the FAI Space Gold Medal (previously awarded to Neil Armstrong) and one of Time Magazine’s 100 people who most influence the world.

Iron Man” director Jon Favreau named Musk as the inspiration behind Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark character.

Check out our interviews with Jon Favreau, Elon Musk, Garcelle Beauvais, John Ritter, and the car’s designer – Franz von Holzhausen – below:

All photos for Celebs.com by Andrew Fox