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’s engineers first designed a powertrain for a sports car built around an AC induction motor, patented in 1888 by Nikola Tesla, the inventor who inspired the company’s name. The resulting Tesla Roadster was launched in 2008. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and achieving a range of 245 miles per charge of its lithium ion battery, the Roadster set a new standard for electric mobility. Tesla would sell more than 2,400 Roadsters, now on the road in more than 30 countries.

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

Palo Alto, US
13,058 (est)
Tesla is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

Key People at Tesla

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Chairman, Product Architect and CEO
JB Straubel

JB Straubel

Jason Wheeler

Jason Wheeler

Chief Financial Officer
Josh Ensign

Josh Ensign

VP of Manufacturing
Chris Lattner

Chris Lattner

Vice President of Autopilot

Tesla Locations

Palo Alto, US
Oak Brook, US
Fremont, US
Brussels, BE
Lawrence, US
Nashville, US
Los Angeles, US
Sparks, US
Tilburg, NL
Helsinki, FI
Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, NL
Amargosa Valley, US
San Rafael, AR
Guangzhou, CN
Hamburg, DE
Melbourne, US
Manchester, GB
Raleigh, US
Walnut Creek, US
Copenhagen, DK

Tesla Metrics

Tesla Summary

Market capitalization

$37.3 B

Closing share price

Tesla's current market capitalization is $37.3 B.

Tesla Financials

Tesla's revenue is $4.05 B in FY, 2015 which is 26.5% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$117 M$204 M$413 M$2.01 B$3.2 B$4.05 B

Cost of goods sold

$80 M$115 M$372 M$1.48 B$2.15 B$2.82 B

Gross profit

$36.8 M$88.8 M$41.6 M$456 M$888 M$1.22 B

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating income

$-61.3 M

Operating expense total

$518 M

Interest expense

$992 K$43 K$254 K$32.9 M$101 M$119 M

Income tax expense

$173 K$489 K$136 K$2.59 M$9.4 M$13 M

Net Income

$-74 M

Operating cash flow

$644 M

    Tesla Operating Metrics

    Y, 2016

    Vehicles delivered

    76.2 K

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