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, Compass Technology Partners and DFJ.

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 Elon Musk, Larry Page, Valor Equity Partners, Sergey Brin, Compass Technology Partners, DFJ, Google and Technology Partners.

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, Compass Technology Partners and 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

www.imdb.com/title/tt1413496/

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Tesla, Inc

Model X

Tesla, Inc

Model S

Tesla, Inc

Model 3

Tesla, Inc

Roadster

Tesla, Inc

Powerwall

Tesla, Inc

Solar Panels

Tesla, Inc

Solar Roof

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Kirsten Korosec
May 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit filed May 9, hours after Musk [...]
BBC News
September 28, 2018
BBC News
Meet the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man.
Nellie Bowles
May 19, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A liberal status symbol now has a founder who is moving to the right.
Makiko Yamazaki
May 18, 2020
IN
Panasonic Corp&#039;s <6752.T> finance chief said the company is seeing strong demand for battery cells from U.S. partner Tesla and they are in talks to expand their joint plant in Nevada, which is now profitable.
Kirsten Korosec
May 17, 2020
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, I'm your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If you're interested in all the future and present ways people [...]
Associated Press
May 16, 2020
Boston Herald
DETROIT (AP) -- Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday.
Kirsten Korosec
May 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch. Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa are [...]
Brent Wistrom
May 15, 2020
AmericanInno
Citing a source familiar with the project, Electrek reports that Musk has directed his engineering team working at Gigafactory Nevada to start planning a new factory to produce Tesla's Cybertruck and Model Y.
Anthony Ha
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Facebook strikes a deal to compensate content moderators with PTSD, Tesla might reopen its factory next week and Twitter says some employees can work from home indefinitely. Here's your Daily Crunch for May 13, 2020. 1. Facebook to pay $52M to content moderators suffering from PTSD Facebook employs thousands of content moderators to sift through [...]
Catherine Shu
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Alameda County officials announced today that Tesla can reopen as soon as next week if it implements additional safety recommendations. The statement from the Alameda County Public Health Department said that after receiving Tesla's COVID-19 site-specific safety plan for its Fremont plant, officials "held productive discussions today with Tesla's representatives about their safety and prevention [...]
Julia Carrie Wong in Oakland
May 11, 2020
the Guardian
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JD Alois
May 12, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
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Kirsten Korosec
May 12, 2020
TechCrunch
On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees Monday [...]
Aarian Marshall
May 11, 2020
Wired
The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas--his latest tangle with government authorities.
Kirsten Korosec
May 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the company's factory in Fremont, California is open and has restarted production despite a stay-at-home order issued by Alameda County. Musk said in tweet Monday afternoon that he will "be on the line," a reference to the assembly line at the factory where Tesla makes the Model X, [...]
Connie Loizos
May 11, 2020
TechCrunch
We recently interviewed Jon McNeill to learn more about his newest project, a startup studio called DeltaV Ventures. But we also wanted to hear about what it's like to work inside of Tesla and Lyft. McNeill spent two-and-a-half years as the carmaker's president, heading up global sales, marketing, delivery and government relations before heading to [...]
Anthony Ha
May 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Tesla turns to litigation in an attempt to reopen its California factory, we review Microsoft's Surface Go 2 and Mount Sinai hospital starts using Nest cameras to monitor patients. Here's your Daily Crunch for May 11, 2020. 1. Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday in an effort [...]
Kirsten Korosec
May 11, 2020
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, I'm your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If you're interested in all the future and present ways people [...]
Sky
May 10, 2020
Sky News
"This is the final straw," says Musk, as Tesla takes action against Alameda County for stopping it from reopening its US factory.
Yuvraj Malik
May 11, 2020
@bsindia
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