Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport.

Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation.

Company Growth (employees)
Palo Alto, US
Size (employees)
17,782 (est)+37%
Tesla was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

Key People at Tesla

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Chairman, Product Architect and CEO
Deepak Ahuja

Deepak Ahuja

JB Straubel

JB Straubel

Chris Lattner

Chris Lattner

Vice President of Autopilot
Eric Branderiz

Eric Branderiz

Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Controller

Tesla Office Locations

Tesla has offices in Palo Alto, Fremont, Sparks, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost and in 208 other locations
Palo Alto, US
Agoura Hills, US
Draper, US
Buffalo, US
Sandy, US
Toulouse, FR
Dubai, AE
San Mateo, US
Lausanne, CH
Cologne, DE
Nantes, FR
Huntington, US
Plano, US
Tianjin, CN
Leuven, BE
Adelaide, AU
Glendale, US
Mannheim, DE
Lisbon, PT

Tesla Metrics

Tesla Summary

Market capitalization

$42.5 b

Closing share price

Tesla's current market capitalization is $42.5 b.

Tesla Financials

Tesla's revenue is $7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 73% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$2 b$3.2 b$4 b$7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.5 b$2.1 b$2.8 b$5.4 b

Gross profit

$456.3 m$888.3 m$1.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$517.5 m$1.1 b$1.6 b$2.3 b


($61.3 m)($186.7 m)($716.6 m)($667.3 m)

Interest expense

$32.9 m$100.9 m$118.9 m($198.8 m)

Interest income

$189 k$1.1 m$1.5 m$8.5 m

Income tax expense

$2.6 m$9.4 m$13 m$26.7 m

Pre tax profit

($71.4 m)($284.6 m)($875.6 m)($746.3 m)

Net Income

($74 m)($294 m)($888.7 m)($773 m)

Tesla Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016

Vehicles Delivered

22.5 k35 k50.6 k76.2 k

Tesla Market Value History

Tesla Job Categories

Tesla Online Presence

Tesla Company Life

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