Electric car company Tesla Motors (now known simply as Tesla) was founded in mid-2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Current CEO Elon Musk didn’t become involved until the company went out looking for investors.

The company’s first production car, 2008’s Roadster, used the Lotus Elise as its basis. Tesla current range, the Model S, Model X and Model 3, were developed in-house and first rolled out of a factory, purchased from Toyota, in 2012.

Known for cult-like following, Tesla is expanding its production base with new factories in China and Germany.


Photo Galleries

News, Reviews, Features