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About Tesla

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is an automaker and energy storage company that designs and sells highway-capable electric vehicles. It also sells patented power train components to other automakers, including the battery pack and charger for the electric Smart, built by German carmaker Daimler. Tesla sells its cars both online and via showrooms in major metropolitan areas.

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3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, California, 94304,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Tesla

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Tesla is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Auto Tech.


Auto Tech

3,380 items

Startups building a next-generation mobility ecosystem, using technology to improve connectivity, safety, convenience, and efficiency in vehicles.Includes technologies such as ADAS and autonomous driving, connected vehicles, fleet telematics, V2V/V2X, and vehicle cybersecurity.


Fortune 500 Investor list

590 items

This is a collection of investors named in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of companies. All CB Insights profiles for active investment arms of a Fortune 500 company are included.


Grid and Utility

1,563 items

This collection includes companies that are working on software and hardware to improve grids, utilizing new pricing models, and developing microgrids.


Energy Storage

1,236 items

This collection includes large and small energy storage technology, from grid-scale molten salt containers to small, thin-film lithium-ion batteries.

Tesla Patents

Tesla has filed 875 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Energy conversion
  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy storage
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Artificial neural networks, Computational neuroscience, Neuroscience, Neural networks, Visual novels


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Artificial neural networks, Computational neuroscience, Neuroscience, Neural networks, Visual novels



Latest Tesla News

Tesla starts China price war

Mar 24, 2023

Friday, 24 Mar 2023 Pushing sales: Visitors check a China-made Tesla SUV in Beijing. Elon Musk’s EV maker – a major player in hyper-competitive China – has cut prices on models produced at its enormous factory on the outskirts of Shanghai. — Reuters BEIJING: Tesla Inc triggered a price war in China that’s poised to reshape the world’s biggest car market, with hefty discounts threatening to drive some automakers out of business. It started in October. Elon Musk’s electric vehicle (EV) maker – a major player in hyper-competitive China – cut prices on models produced at its enormous factory on the outskirts of Shanghai. Matters escalated in January, with another discount that left Tesla’s locally-made cars up to 14% cheaper than last year, and in some cases almost 50% less expensive than in the United States and Europe. The moves left rivals with little option but to follow suit. Among them were local upstarts such as Xpeng Inc and Nio Inc as well as leading international brands like Volkswagen AG and Mercedes-Benz Group AG, which offered discounts of up to 70,000 yuan (RM45,360). Ford Motor Co’s Mach-E electric sport-utility vehicle is down to a starting price of 209,900 yuan (RM136,036), about a third cheaper than in the United States. “Tesla created havoc for the rest of the market,” said Jochen Siebert, managing director of JSC Automotive, a consultancy with offices in Shanghai and Stuttgart. At least 30 more carmakers have cut prices, according to calculations by Bloomberg News and local media. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers called for an end to the price war on Wednesday, saying that it wasn’t a long-term solution to a slowdown in sales and accumulation of inventory, and that the industry should “return to normal operation” to ensure its healthy development. Commentaries in state media earlier this week also said it was improper for regional governments to offer subsidies on vehicles produced locally. In one example, Hubei province and state-backed Dongfeng Motor Group Co lowered prices by as much as 90,000 yuan (RM58,330) – or almost 40% – on Citroen C6 models. The cuts have come after a difficult time for China’s auto sector. Consumer spending was badly dented by long-running Covid restrictions, while sales have also been impacted by the removal of state subsidies on EV purchases at the end of last year. Supply-chain disruptions have hurt industries globally too. Even with those challenges and an economic slowdown, retail sales of new energy vehicles – including fully electric and plug-in hybrids – almost doubled to 5.67 million last year. BYD Co accounted for around 30% of those. Tesla shipped a monthly record of over 100,000 EVs from Shanghai in November. With the increasing adoption of EVs, China’s auto market is going through a “a very profound reshuffle,” Nio chief financial officer Steven Feng said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Wednesday. “We need to go through this price war at the beginning of the year, and then we expect the industry to go through some profound fundamental consolidation,” he said. “It’s almost a consensus that China now has too many automakers.” Customers are becoming more selective and demand is strong, Feng said, adding that Nio is confident of meeting its target of a quarter-million EV sales this year, more than double its 2022 total. Tesla’s head of production Tom Zhu has said the company’s price cuts “generated huge demand.” According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, EV sales could reach 8.1 million units in China this year, compared with 3.2 million in Europe and 1.9 million estimated for the United States. There are few signs of a let up in competition, with 155 new pure electric and plug-in hybrid models expected to be unveiled in China this year alone, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. That means more price reductions could come from the financially stronger bigger players. Tesla has “several billion dollars that they can use for this purpose while others don’t,” JSC Automotive’s Siebert said. — Bloomberg Article type: free

Tesla Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Tesla founded?

    Tesla was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Tesla's headquarters?

    Tesla's headquarters is located at 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto.

  • What is Tesla's latest funding round?

    Tesla's latest funding round is PIPE - II.

  • How much did Tesla raise?

    Tesla raised a total of $278M.

  • Who are the investors of Tesla?

    Investors of Tesla include Baillie Gifford & Co., Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, Daimler, Fjord Capital Management, Aabar and 20 more.

  • Who are Tesla's competitors?

    Competitors of Tesla include Aptera, Roofit.Solar, Ghost Autonomy, Lightyear, FUERGY, Sila, Hover Energy, Solarstone, The Sun Company, SWTCH Energy and 30 more.

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