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Tesla, Inc. is an American multinational automotive and clean energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles (electric cars and trucks), battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar panels and solar roof tiles, and related products and services. The company had the most worldwide sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles, capturing 21% of the battery-electric (purely electric) market and 14% of the plug-in market (which includes plug-in hybrids) in 2021. Tesla Energy is also one of the largest global suppliers of battery energy storage systems, with 3.99 gigawatt-hours (GWh) installed in 2021.

Tesla was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning as Tesla Motors. The company’s name is a tribute to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. Tesla began production of its first car model, the Roadster sports car, in 2009. This was followed by the Model S sedan in 2012, the Model X SUV in 2015, the Model 3 sedan in 2017, and the Model Y crossover in 2020. The Model 3 is the all-time best-selling plug-in electric car worldwide, and, in June 2021, became the first electric car to sell 1 million units globally. Tesla’s global sales were 936,222 cars in 2021, an 87% increase over the previous year, and cumulative sales totaled 3 million cars as of August 2022. In October 2021, Tesla’s market capitalization reached $1 trillion, the sixth company to do so in U.S. history.

Formerly: Tesla Motors, Inc. (July 2003 – February 2017)

Type:       Public

Traded as

  • Nasdaq: TSLA
  • Nasdaq-100 component
  • S&P 100 component
  • S&P 500 component

Industry: Automotive, Renewable energy

Founded: July 1, 2003; 19 years ago in San Carlos, California, US

Founders: Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning

Headquarters: 13101 Tesla Road, Austin, Texas, United States

Number of locations:        655 retail stores/galleries and service centers (2021)

Area served: North America, Europe, Oceania, East Asia, Middle East, Southeast Asia

Key people

Revenue:  Increase US$53.8 billion (2021)

Owner: Elon Musk

Number of employees: 110,000 (April 2022)


  • DeepScale
  • Tesla Energy
  • Tesla Grohmann Automation

Website:  tesla.com



Production output

  • Increase 930,422 vehicles (2021)
  • Increase 3.99 GWh battery energy storage systems (2021)
  • Increase 345 MW solar (2021)


  • Service
  • Charging
  • Insurance
  • Software upgrades
  • Connectivity 


Model S June 22, 2012
Model X September 2015
Model 3 March 31, 2016
Model Y March 14, 2019


Roadster (second generation) November 16, 2017
Tesla Semi November 2017
Cybertruck November 21, 2019


Roadster (first generation) 2008 to 2012