We mined Tesla's acquisitions and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities.
Tesla, the highest-valued automotive OEM based on market capitalization, is pioneering the future of sustainable transportation and energy generation.
The company is not only committed to decarbonizing the transportation industry with battery-electric vehicles, it’s also looking to disrupt the traditional automotive business model. Tesla launched the first D2C automotive retail model, reshaping the car-buying experience for consumers and setting it apart from automotive OEMs that sell through franchised dealerships.
Tesla is also pushing for more automation and vertical integration across vehicle design and development, manufacturing, and distribution & retail. Its vertically integrated model helps the company bypass much of the automotive industry’s complex supply chain, lowering its risk for disruptions.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered 9 of Tesla’s strategic priorities highlighted by its recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We then categorized companies by their business relationships with Tesla across these areas:
- Autonomous driving
- Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Connected vehicle tech
- Electric vehicle battery tech
- Energy generation & storage
- Grid-scale energy storage
- Solar-powered bitcoin mining
- Virtual power plants
- Advanced manufacturing
- Blockchain for supply chain