2021 Tech: Tesla Cars

Tesla Motors, Inc. now known as Tesla, Inc is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company. Tesla is into the production of electric cars, battery/energy storage that can be used both in homes and at grid scale. Tesla also produces Solar panels, solar roof tiles and other accessory products

The company was named after Nikola Tesla, an inventor and electrical engineer, the company was founded in July 2003 as Tesla Motors.

Elon Musk, who contributed most of the funding in the early days, has served as CEO since 2008. According to Musk, the purpose of Tesla is to help expedite the move to sustainable transport and energy, obtained through electric vehicles and solar power

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Tesla ranked as the world’s best-selling plug-in and battery electric passenger car manufacturer in 2019, with a market share of 17% of the plug-in segment and 23% of the battery electric segment. Tesla global vehicle sales were 499,550 units in 2020, a 35.8% increase over the previous year.

In 2020, the company surpassed the 1 million mark of electric cars produced. The Model 3 ranks as the world’s all-time best-selling plug-in electric car, with more than 500,000 delivered.  Through its subsidiary SolarCity, Tesla develops and is a major installer of solar photovoltaic systems in the United States. Tesla is also one of the largest global suppliers of battery energy storage systems, from home-scale to grid-scale. Tesla installed some of the largest battery storage plants in the world and supplied 1.65 GWh of battery storage in 2019.

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