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Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003, with Elon Musk joining as chairman shortly after. Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. The company is named after the electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla.

Tesla is known for its electric vehicles (EVs), including the Roadster, Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and the Cybertruck. Tesla’s vehicles are fully electric, meaning they run entirely on electricity and produce zero tailpipe emissions. They are known for their high performance, long-range capabilities, and innovative features. Tesla’s vehicles have played a significant role in popularizing and advancing the adoption of electric vehicles globally.

In addition to electric vehicles, Tesla is involved in energy storage solutions and renewable energy generation. The company produces stationary energy storage products, such as the Powerwall and Powerpack, which store electricity for homes, businesses, and utility-scale projects. Tesla is also a leading installer of solar energy systems through its subsidiary, SolarCity.

Supercharger network is another notable aspect of Tesla’s infrastructure. Superchargers are high-speed charging stations strategically located along major highways and in urban areas, allowing Tesla owners to charge their vehicles quickly during long trips.

Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) are Tesla’s advanced driver-assistance systems. Autopilot provides features like adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and self-parking, while FSD aims to achieve full autonomy, enabling the vehicle to navigate and operate without human intervention. However, it’s important to note that full self-driving capabilities are still being developed and subject to regulatory approval.

Tesla has had a significant impact on the automotive industry, pushing other manufacturers to invest more heavily in electric vehicles and sustainable technologies. The company’s focus on innovation, design, and the integration of software and hardware has set it apart in the automotive market.

Founders:
Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, JB Straubel, Marc Tarpenning, Ian Wright
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