About Tesla

TESLA MOTORS was founded in 2003 by a group of intrepid Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome.

THE TESLA ROADSTER hit the streets in early 2008 as a car with no equal. Four years later, over 2,300 Roadsters drive emissions-free in more than 37 countries.

MODEL S AND MODEL X are the next step in the "Secret Plan" to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. Model S is now in production!

will help lessen global dependence on petroleum-based transportation and drive down the cost of electric vehicles. By cooperating with other car manufacturers, we hope to put more electric cars on the road.

EVERY TESLA AND EV using our technology is a step towards making increasingly affordable electric cars available to the consumer.

It's more than electric, it's Tesla.


Founded: 2003

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Employees: 2,000+

Stores & Service Locations: 31 worldwide, more coming soon.

On the Road in 37 countries.

A Clean Start

A Silicon Valley approach means we move fast and constantly innovate. The critics said it couldn't be done, yet we are here, taking nothing for granted. We challenge custom and question tradition. Our drivers benefit from it.

Committed to Electric

Tesla makes the best electric cars and electric powertrains in the world. Tesla technology offers the most efficient path to a sustainable energy future. No hybrids. No hydrogen. No hype.

Built Around the Driver

Forget everything you know about the automobile. The Tesla electric drivetrain offers a radically different experience. The driver, the car, and the environment connect in ways they've never connected before.

Sparking the evolution

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. We're catalyzing change in the industry. Tesla vehicles and EVs powered by Tesla are fun to drive and environmentally responsible.

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