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Tesla (company)

Tesla (company)

Manufacturer of electric transportation, battery technology and renewable energy products.

Tesla, Inc., is an American company that manufactures electric vehicles, batteries and solar energy products and formerly known as Tesla Motors.



Elon Musk and a group of engineers founded Tesla in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Musk is the CEO and product architect of Tesla. Its vehicles and components are produced at its factory in Fremont, California.



Tesla, Inc., opened Gigafactory, a lithium-ion battery factory and acquired SolarCity, a solar energy services provider. It caters household and commercial demands for energy products that incorporate solar, storage, and grid services.

Timeline

September 26, 2019

Tesla's Model 3 earned safety award.

Tesla's Model 3 sedan has received the "top safety pick plus" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

May 19, 2009

Tesla raises a $50,000,000 series F round from Daimler Company.

June 30, 2008

Model S unveilling

Tesla officially announced the Model S sedan at a press release on June 30, 2008. The first ten customers received their cars at the Fremont factory on June 22, 2012 at the official launch. Production grew from 15–20 cars completed per week in August 2012 to about 1,000 cars per week in 2015.

February 8, 2008

Tesla raises a $40,000,000 series E round from Elon Musk.

May 1, 2007

Tesla raises a $45,000,000 series D round from Valor Equity Partners, Elon Musk, DFJ and Compass Technology Partners.

July 19, 2006

Tesla Roadster unveilling

Tesla announced their first sports car, the Tesla Roadster, based on the Lotus Elise chassis. It has a range of 393 kilometres (244 mi), a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.7 or 3.9 seconds depending on the model.

Production of the electric car started in 2008 and ended in 2012.

May 1, 2006

Tesla raises a $40,000,000 series C round from Google, Sergey Brin, Compass Technology Partners, Valor Equity Partners, DFJ, Larry Page and Elon Musk.

February 1, 2005

Tesla raises a $13,000,000 series B round from Valor Equity Partners, Elon Musk and Compass Technology Partners.

April 1, 2004

Tesla raises a $7,500,000 series A round from Elon Musk and Compass Technology Partners.

2003

Tesla was founded by Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard and Steve Rath.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Steve Rath

Founder









Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

About Tesla | Tesla

Tesla, Inc.,





TESLA MOTORS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OPEN INNOVATION, AND THE CARBON CRISIS

Dr. Matthew Rimmer





Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Revenge of the Electric Car

2011

Companies

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Products/Services

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Model X

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Model S

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Model 3

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Roadster

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Powerwall

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Solar Panels

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Solar Roof

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Sky
February 26, 2020
Sky News
Experts warn that, despite common perception, there are no self-driving cars on the US market and drivers must realise this.
Aarian Marshall
February 26, 2020
Wired
The National Transportation Safety Board says the automaker should restrict use of its Autopilot feature and better detect when drivers are paying attention.
Niraj Chokshi
February 25, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking at the electric-car company's driver-assistance feature after several deadly accidents.
Dominic Rushe
February 25, 2020
the Guardian
The NTSB chair, Robert Sumwalt, said the NTSB made recommendations to six automakers in 2017 to address the problem. Only Tesla failed to respond. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
Reuters Editorial
February 21, 2020
U.S.
Chinese automaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has launched a service for customers to buy cars online and get them delivered directly to their homes, in a bid to drum up sales as the coronavirus outbreak prompts buyers to stay away from showrooms.
Darrell Etherington
February 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla's Model 3 is among the top 10 choices for car buyers in 2020, according to Consumer Reports. The nonprofit organization released its "Top Picks" of the year on Thursday, and it included Tesla's most affordable vehicle alongside cars from automakers including Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Kia and Lexus. The Model 3 was chosen as one [...]
Alex Wilhelm
February 19, 2020
TechCrunch
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Kate Connolly in Berlin
February 19, 2020
the Guardian
An anti-Tesla protest in Grünheide. Some locals have complained of feeling 'bulldozed' into accepting the project. Photograph: Paweł Kopczyński/Reuters
BBC News
February 18, 2020
BBC News
The Microsoft founder said in an interview that he liked Tesla but had chosen a Porsche as his first electric car.
Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica
February 18, 2020
Wired
Newly released documents confirm that the driver experienced a glitch multiple times before the deadly crash, though it's unclear whether he reported it to Tesla.
Darrell Etherington
February 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is once again sounding a warning note regarding the development of artificial intelligence - the executive and founder tweeted on Monday evening that "all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla." Musk was responding to a new MIT Technology Review profile of OpenAI, an organization founded in [...]
Zhang Yan
February 18, 2020
U.S.
Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL <300750.SZ> that contain no cobalt - one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries - in cars made at its China plant, people familiar with the matter said.
Aarian Marshall
February 16, 2020
Wired
Plus: Retailers aim to improve delivery performance, and Airbus displays a model of a new blended-wing plane.
Jason Cartwright
February 16, 2020
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
Jason Cartwright
February 15, 2020
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
February 14, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The airline pledges to spend at least $1 billion to buy emission offsets and invest in more efficient planes, new fuel sources and carbon-capture technologies.
Niraj Chokshi
February 13, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The electric-car maker says the agency is also looking into contracts and "regular financing arrangements."
Jason Cartwright
February 12, 2020
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
David Shepardson
February 11, 2020
U.S.
A Tesla driver killed in a March 2018 crash in California while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system had reported that on prior trips, the car had steered away from the highway, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents made public Tuesday.
Jason Cartwright
February 11, 2020
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
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