[WORLDKINGS - ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] The brilliant milestones of Tesla - The king of the electric car industry in 19 years of conquering the market (2003)


(worldkings.org) Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Austin, Texas. Tesla designs and manufactures electric cars, battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar panels and solar roof tiles, and related products and services.



Tesla is one of the world's most valuable companies and remains the world's most valuable automaker with a market capitalization of nearly US$1 trillion. The company had the most worldwide sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles, capturing 23% of the battery-electric (purely electric) market and 16% of the plug-in market (which includes plug-in hybrids) in 2020.

The company’s milestones:

2003 - Tesla Motors founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in San Carlos, California. They serve as its CEO and CFO, respectively.

2004 - Elon Musk invests $30 million and joins Tesla as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.

2006 - Tesla showcases the prototype for its first car, the all-electric Roadster.

2008 - The Roadster enters production. Elon Musk receives the first vehicle produced.



2008 - Tesla announces its plans for the Model S sedan.

2009 - Facing financial troubles, Tesla seeks investment from Daimler AG and a loan from the Department of Energy. Tesla relocates its headquarters to Palo Alto, where it remains to this day.

2010 - Tesla goes public, raising $226 million in its IPO.

2011 - Tesla showcases the prototype for its Model S, the company's first sedan.

2012 - The Model S sedan goes into full-time production. Tesla discontinues production of the Roadster. The company also launches its first Supercharger charging stations with six locations in California.



2014 - Tesla announces its Nevada Gigafactory, where the company will manufacture the batteries for all of its products.

2015 - The company enters the solar power market, announcing a line of products to power homes and businesses based on a combination of solar panels and batteries.

2016 - Tesla announces plans for the Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at a mass market.



2017 - Tesla Motors changes its name to Tesla, Inc. This remains the company's name to this day.

2018 - Tesla misses quotas for the Model 3 sedan, producing over a three-month period less than half of what it had forecast it could produce in one week.

2019 - Musk and Tesla unveil the "Cybertruck," an electric six-seater pickup truck. Musk later claims that Tesla has gotten 250,000 orders for the Cybertruck.

2020 - On the wave of a strong fiscal quarter and analyst upgrades, Tesla stock surges, eventually reaching over $900.

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