This district's regional buildings reach 3 tiles farther.
This district's regional buildings provide +2 Production.
The general idea behind using Tesla is to make a single well placed Industrial Zone or Entertainment Complex extend the reach of their regional buildings from 6 tiles surrounding the district to the surrounding 9 tiles, ensuring that many cities can benefit from a single districts regional benefits.
The buildings that are affected by Tesla are:
Choose wisely when picking the location you want to activate Tesla and you will have a large advantage that is not entirely obvious at first glance. This is a great boost if you are playing Tall or Wide in one location and can be used in many ways:
- A well placed Factory can give Production to other districts as they catch up in making districts.
- A single Power Plant could supply Production or Power to your localized cities from one location.
- One Entertainment Complex for your main empire can save a lot of tiles and help with Amenity troubles.
Remember that the Coal Power Plant grants a lot of bonus Production, but its Production bonus is only local and does not extend to other cities. Its Power radius can still be affected by Mexico City and Tesla, though.
The most common use of Tesla is in combination with Magnus' Vertical Integration title to build up a massive central Production hub. The extended range can add 1 more layer of bonus Production (2 more, if you have the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus) to the city with Magnus.
Genius or grifter, collaborator and competitor to the great Edison, the debate on the legacy of Nikola Tesla rages on. Born in 1856 AD in Smiljan in an Austro-Hungarian Empire tottering towards collapse, Nikola was the son of an Orthodox Christian priest and an inventive mother (Djuka invented a number of household appliances). An intelligent youth, in short order Nikola took degrees at the Realschule in Karlstadt, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, and the University of Prague. Although he excelled in physics and mathematics, he soon became fascinated with electricity.
Tesla began his career as an electrical engineer at the new telephone company in Budapest, where he invented the induction motor. He moved on to the Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. In 1884 he came to the United States to work directly for Edison himself in New York. There he designed electrical equipment, but soon had a falling out with Edison over direct versus alternating current. Tesla was busy creating polyphase AC generators, motors, dynamos and transformers outside of his employment, soon holding forty patents. In July 1888 Tesla was hired by George Westinghouse, Edison’s nemesis; Edison thus fought a losing battle in the “War of the Currents” to protect his investments in DC electricity production and distribution.
Using his newly invented Tesla coil and an AC induction motor, Tesla and Westinghouse astonished the multitude by demonstrating the wonders of alternating current at the World Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Alternating current became the standard for 20th Century civilization. In January 1943 Nikola died alone in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel where he had lived for years (feeding the pigeons but also supposedly inventing a death ray and a means for broadcasting electrical power).