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  • U.S.
    2003

    GM Recalled all Its EV1 Electric Cars

    U.S.
    2003

    The founders were influenced to start the company after GM recalled all its EV1 electric cars in 2003 and then destroyed them.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2003

    Tesla founded

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2003

    Tesla was founded in July 2003, by engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, under the name Tesla Motors. The company's name is a tribute to engineer Nikola Tesla.




  • U.S.
    Feb, 2004

    Series A

    U.S.
    Feb, 2004

    Elon Musk led the Series A round of investment in February 2004, joining Tesla's board of directors as its chairman.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2009

    Tesla Financial State of 2009

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2009

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2009 was 112 mil. US$.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 20, 2010

    Tesla and Toyota announced a partnership

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 20, 2010

    On May 20, 2010, Tesla and Toyota announced a partnership to work on electric vehicle development, which included Toyota's US$50 million future conditional investment in Tesla and Tesla's US$42 million purchase of a portion of the former NUMMI factory.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2010

    Tesla Financial State of 2010

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2010

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2010 was 117 mil. US$.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2011

    Tesla Financial State of 2011

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2011

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2011 was 204 mil. US$.


  • U.S.
    2012

    Tesla's global sales since 2012

    U.S.
    2012

    Tesla's global sales since 2012 totaled over 532,000 units at the end of 2018, of which, over 245,000 were delivered in 2018, up almost 138% from 2017.


  • U.S.
    Jun, 2012

    Model S deliveries began

    U.S.
    Jun, 2012

    Model S deliveries began on June 22, 2012.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla's First "New Design" Store

    Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla's first "new design" store opened on November 16, 2012 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario. As of May 2017, eight Tesla stores/galleries operated in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2012

    Tesla Financial State of 2012

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2012

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2012 was 413 mil. US$.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Aug, 2013

    The First Tesla Model S delivery In Europe

    Oslo, Norway
    Aug, 2013

    The first Tesla Model S delivery in Europe took place in August 2013, at Tesla Store in Oslo.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Aug, 2013

    Tesla Trademarked The Name "Model Y"

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Aug, 2013

    In August 2013, Tesla trademarked the name "Model Y".


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2013

    Tesla Financial State of 2013

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2013

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2013 was 2,013 mil. US$.


  • UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan
    2014

    First deliveries of the right-hand-drive model destined

    UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan
    2014

    First deliveries of the right-hand-drive model destined for the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan came in 2014.


  • China
    Apr, 2014

    The Deliveries of Tesla Model S in China began

    China
    Apr, 2014

    The Tesla Model S Deliveries in China began in April 2014.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Model 3

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Musk announced on July 16, 2014 that the car would be called "Model 3" instead.


  • U.S.
    Sep, 2014

    Semi-autonomous driver assist

    U.S.
    Sep, 2014

    Tesla Autopilot provides semi-autonomous driver assist beginning in September 2014.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2014

    Tesla Financial State of 2014

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2014

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2014 was 3,198 mil. US$.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2015

    Powerwall home and Powerpack industrial battery packs

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2015

    In April 2015, the company unveiled its Powerwall home and Powerpack industrial battery packs, and quickly received orders valued at US$800 million.


  • U.S.
    May, 2015

    Model S cars

    U.S.
    May, 2015

    In May 2015, Tesla started selling refurbished Model S cars in the U.S. and within a month sold 1,600 cars.


  • U.S.
    Aug, 2015

    Tesla launched a revamp of it's stores

    U.S.
    Aug, 2015

    In August 2015, Tesla launched a revamp of its stores to include interactive displays focused on safety, autopilot, charging network and motors.


  • U.S.
    Sep, 2015

    Model X deliveries started

    U.S.
    Sep, 2015

    Model X deliveries started in September 2015.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    Deliveries of the Model X Signature series

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    Deliveries of the Model X Signature series began on September 29, 2015.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Oct, 2015

    Musk described a future "Model Y"

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Oct, 2015

    In October 2015, Musk described a future "Model Y".


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2015

    Tesla Financial State of 2015

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2015

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2015 was 4,046 mil. US$.


  • U.S.
    2016

    The world's top selling plug-in car

    U.S.
    2016

    In 2016 BYD Auto was the world's top selling plug-in car manufacturer with 101,183 units sold, followed by Tesla with 76,243.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2016

    The Tesla Semi Was First mentioned

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2016

    The Tesla Semi is an all-electric Class 8 semi-trailer truck first mentioned in the 2016 Tesla Master plan. Production is expected to begin in 2020.


  • U.S.
    Feb, 2016

    Tesla battery cell costs

    U.S.
    Feb, 2016

    In February 2016, Tesla battery cell costs were estimated at US$200 per kWh.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 31, 2016

    Tesla unveiled (Model 3)

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 31, 2016

    On March 31, 2016, Tesla unveiled the car (Model 3).


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 7, 2016

    Tesla reported over 325,000 reservations

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 7, 2016

    As of April 7, 2016, one week after the unveiling, Tesla reported over 325,000 reservations, representing sales of over US$14 billion.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2016

    Tesla opened its first store-within-a-store

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2016

    In June 2016, Tesla opened its first store-within-a-store: a small outpost within the Nordstrom department store at The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

    New master plan for Tesla

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

    On July 20, 2016, Musk detailed his new master plan for Tesla. It includes more affordable cars produced in higher volume, solar-power roofs, mid-size vehicles, SUVs and pickup trucks, as well as the refinement of autonomous vehicles and the creation of a sharing economy, in which cars can be active while the owner is not using them.


  • Norway
    Sep, 2016

    Model X ranked as the Top Selling plug-in Electric Car In Norway

    Norway
    Sep, 2016

    In September 2016, the Model X ranked as the top selling plug-in electric car in Norway.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2016

    Tesla announced it had been chosen "through a competitive process" to supply Southern California Edison (SCE)

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2016

    In September 2016, Tesla announced it had been chosen "through a competitive process" to supply Southern California Edison (SCE) with 20 MW power (and 80 MWh energy) of battery storage.


  • U.S.
    Oct, 2016

    Tesla operated about 260 galleries

    U.S.
    Oct, 2016

    As of October 2016, Tesla operated about 260 galleries or retail locations in the United States.


  • Norway
    Nov, 2016

    The Model S largest overseas market

    Norway
    Nov, 2016

    Norway ranked as the Model S largest overseas market as of November 2016, with 11,802 new units registered.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2016

    Tesla glass technology group

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2016

    In November 2016, the company announced the Tesla glass technology group.


  • American Samoa's island of Ta'u
    Nov, 2016

    Island of Ta'u

    American Samoa's island of Ta'u
    Nov, 2016

    In November 2016, American Samoa's island of Ta'u with a population of approximately 600 was converted to a solar and battery microgrid from diesel-based energy generation.


  • Dubai, U.A.E.
    2017

    Tesla opened retail locations in Dubai

    Dubai, U.A.E.
    2017

    In 2017, Tesla opened retail locations in Dubai.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2016

    Tesla Financial State of 2016

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2016

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2016 was 7,000 mil. US$.


  • U.S.
    2017

    Ranking Third

    U.S.
    2017

    Tesla ranked third by brand in 2017, behind BYD and BAIC.


  • U.S.
    2017

    Customer deliveries totaled 1,764 units in the U.S.

    U.S.
    2017

    Customer deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 totaled 1,764 units in the U.S. in 2017.


  • U.S.
    2017

    Marketing budget

    U.S.
    2017

    In 2017 Tesla had a US$52 million marketing budget and used a referral program and word of mouth to attract buyers.


  • Canada
    May, 2017

    Eight Tesla stores/galleries operated

    Canada
    May, 2017

    As of May 2017, eight Tesla stores/galleries operated in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    May, 2017

    Musk 's Opinion about The Model X Design

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    May, 2017

    In May 2017, Musk indicated that he might favor a 10-12 passenger version of the Model X over a dedicated minibus design.


  • U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    Model 3 was expected to deliver an EPA-rated all-electric range of 220 miles (350 km)

    U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    In July 2017, Musk standard Model 3 was expected to deliver an EPA-rated all-electric range of 220 miles (350 km), while the long range model was estimated to deliver 325 miles (523 km).


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    Tesla reported about 500,000 reservations

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    As of July 2017, Tesla reported about 500,000 reservations.


  • U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    Used Model S and Model X cars

    U.S.
    Jul, 2017

    As of July 2017, over 80 used Model S and Model X cars were for sale, with either a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty or a two-year, 100,000-mile warranty for vehicles above 50,000 miles.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 28, 2017

    Delivering The First 30 Units of The Model 3

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 28, 2017

    The first 30 units were delivered at a special event on July 28, 2017.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Aug, 2017

    Tesla announced that the Model Y would use the Model 3 platform

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Aug, 2017

    In August 2017, Tesla announced that the Model Y would use the Model 3 platform.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    The Tesla Semi official announcement

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    The Tesla Semi official announcement was at a November 16, 2017 press conference where two prototypes were shown.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    Tesla unveiled the 2020 Roadster

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    Through a surprise reveal at the end of the event that introduced the Semi on November 16, 2017, Tesla unveiled the 2020 Roadster.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2017

    Tesla Financial State of 2017

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2017

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2017 was 11,759 mil. US$.


  • U.S.
    2018

    Tesla ranked as the world's best selling plug-in passenger car

    U.S.
    2018

    Tesla ranked as the world's best selling plug-in passenger car manufacturer in 2018, both as a brand and by automotive group, with 245,240 units delivered, capturing a market share of 12% of all plug-in cars sold globally in 2018, followed by BYD Auto with 227,152 plug-in passenger cars delivered.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2018

    Tesla announced that they would unveil Model Y production plans

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2018

    In February 2018, Tesla announced that they would unveil Model Y production plans within the next 3–6 months and posted open positions for Model Y production and design.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2018

    Tesla Model 3 Production reached 5,000 per week

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2018

    In June 2018, the production of the Tesla Model 3 reached 5,000 per week.


  • U.S.
    Sep, 2018

    The world's second best selling plug-in electric car

    U.S.
    Sep, 2018

    As of September 2018, the Model S, with global sales of 250,000 units, ranks as the world's second best selling plug-in electric car in history after the Nissan Leaf (over 350,000 units).


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2018

    Tesla Financial State of 2018

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2018

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2018 was 21,461 mil. US$.


  • Greece
    Jan, 2019

    Tesla was in talks with the government of Greece to provide solar and battery system

    Greece
    Jan, 2019

    As of January 2019, Tesla was in talks with the government of Greece to provide solar and battery system for their islands with a proposed pilot on Limnos.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    Tesla announced It would cut its full-time workforce by 7%

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    In January 2019, Tesla announced it would cut its full-time workforce by 7% – equal to about 3,150 employees – in order to reduce the cost of the Model 3 from $44,000 to $35,000.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2019

    Tesla announced that it would shut down the bulk of it's stores

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2019

    In February 2019, Tesla announced that it would shut down the bulk of its stores and begin to sell cars exclusively through the internet.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2019

    Tesla announced that it planned to acquire ultracapacitor energy storage manufacturer Maxwell Technologies

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2019

    In February 2019, Tesla announced that it planned to acquire ultracapacitor energy storage manufacturer Maxwell Technologies.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    Standard Range base model

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    On February 28, 2019, Tesla announced that they would begin to roll out the Standard Range base model starting at $35,000.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    Unveiling The Model Y

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    The Model Y unveiling occurred on March 14, 2019.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 2019

    Settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 2019

    On April 1, 2019, Tesla reached a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its mishandling of hazardous waste in 2017.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2019

    Autopilot Moving Forward

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2019

    In April 2019, Tesla announced that all cars, excluding the Tesla Model 3, will include autopilot moving forward.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 14, 2019

    Model S has three configurations

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 14, 2019

    As of May 14, 2019, the Model S has three configurations: the Model S Standard Range, the Model S Long Range, and the Model S Performance with EPA ranges of 285 miles (459 km), 375 miles (604 km), and 345 miles (555 km) respectively.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2019

    Tesla Financial State of 2008

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    2019

    The Total Annual Revenue of Tesla corporation in 2008 was 15 mil. US$.


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