Tesla is a company that designs and manufactures electric vehicles (EVs), energy storage systems, and solar products. The company was founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Ian Wright, Marc Tarpenning, and Martin Eberhard. Tesla is named after the famous inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla.
Tesla's first product was the Tesla Roadster, an all-electric sports car based on the Lotus Elise. The Roadster was introduced in 2008 and was followed by the Model S sedan in 2012, which was the company's first mass-market electric vehicle. Since then, Tesla has introduced several other EV models, including the Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and Cybertruck.
In addition to EVs, Tesla also produces energy storage systems such as the Powerwall and Powerpack, which are designed for residential and commercial use, respectively. Tesla's solar products include solar panels, Solar Roofs, and the Solar Glass Roof.
Tesla is known for its innovative technology, sleek designs, and commitment to sustainability. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, and it has made significant contributions to the development of the EV market and renewable energy sector.