An American energy storage and automotive company, Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells electric vehicle powertrain parts, battery products and luxury electric cars. It is a registered public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange (Symbol - TSLA). The company first gained attention when Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car was introduced. Following that, Model S (a fully electric luxury sedan) was introduced in-turn followed by Model X, a luxury crossover. All of these vehicles have become popular among automobile lovers. Model S stands 2nd as the world’s best selling plug-in car in history, lead by the Nissan Leaf.
The company also manufactures and markets electric powertrain components to various automakers including Toyota and Daimler. The vision of the company is to become an independent automaker, with an aim to offer electric cars at affordable prices to the average consumers. The company’s headquarters are at Palo Alto, California. It operates from 50 company owned showrooms worldwide.