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Tesla (company)

Tesla (company)

Tesla is a 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; it is 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 to household and commercial demands for energy products that incorporate solar, storage, and grid services.

Supercharger stations

As of May 2021, Tesla has 2729 Superchargers worldwide. 1163 of those are in North America, with 1032 in operation.

Q1-2020
Q2-2020
Q3-2020
Q4-2020
Q1-2021
YoY

Supercharger connectors

17,007

18,100

19,437

23,277

24,515

44%

Supercharger stations

1,917

2,035

2,181

2,564

2,699

41%

Since the Superchargers rely on local power, their operating costs are mostly linked to local electricity rates. In some cases, Tesla is also sharing those costs with local businesses that get traffic from having Tesla's stations in their parking lots.

The company stated that it is “only aiming to recover a portion of [their] costs and set up a fair system for everyone" and that the Supercharger network "will never be a profit center for Tesla.”

As part of Tesla's policy, Supercharger station users will be billed per kWh (kilowatt-hour), which varies in the US from state to state. Unused credits do not roll over to the next year; credits are reset to 400 kWh each year, on the anniversary of the delivery date. If the car transfers ownership, credits are reset on the date of the transfer. Tesla vehicles ordered after Jan. 15, 2017, will receive roughly 400 kilowatt-hour of free Supercharging credits (about 1,000 miles) annually on the anniversary of their delivery.

Timeline

September 26, 2019
Tesla's Model 3 earns safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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

October 2012
Tesla raises a $10,000,000 grant from California Energy Commission.
September 16, 2009
Tesla raises a $82,500,000 series F round from Aabar Investments, Daimler Company and Fjord Ventures.
May 19, 2009
Tesla raises a $50,000,000 series F round from Daimler Company.
June 30, 2008
Tesla Model S is unveiled.
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 Compass Technology Partners, DFJ, Elon Musk and Valor Equity Partners.
July 19, 2006
Tesla Roadster, Tesla's first sports car, is unveiled.
May 1, 2006
Tesla raises a $40,000,000 series C round from Compass Technology Partners, DFJ, Elon Musk, Google, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Technology Partners and Valor Equity Partners.
February 1, 2005
Tesla raises a $13,000,000 series B round from Compass Technology Partners, Elon Musk and Valor Equity Partners.

Funding rounds

Patents

Products

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Tesla, Inc

Model X

Tesla, Inc

Model S

Tesla, Inc

Model 3

Tesla, Inc

Roadster

Tesla, Inc

Powerwall

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
December 1, 2021
AP NEWS
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas.The company made the announcement late Wednesday in a filing with U.S.
November 13, 2021
AP NEWS
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. auto safety regulators are looking into a complaint from a Tesla driver that the company's "Full Self-Driving" software caused a crash.The driver was beta testing the "Full Self-Driving" software, and the Tesla SUV went into the wrong lane and was hit by another vehicle, according to a complaint filed by the driver with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
DETROIT (AP) -- After making a promise on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold about 900,000 shares of the electric car maker's stock, netting over $1.1 billion that will go toward paying tax obligations for stock options.
By TERRY SPENCER and TOM KRISHER
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery September crash near Miami accelerated to 90 mph (145 kph) in the seconds before he lost control and smashed into trees, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Wednesday.
By MATT OTT
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Shares in Rivian Automotive are set to trade publicly on Wednesday, and the world should get a better idea of just how hot investors are for the electric vehicle market.Rivian, the EV startup backed by Amazon and Ford, raised at least $10.5 billion in its public offering to help it ramp up production of its trucks, vans and SUVs.
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