A brief history of Tesla
When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a brief history of Tesla starting at its founding not by Elon Musk, but Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in July 2003. (This has been updated to tell Tesla’s story up through June 2016.)
Elon Musk to the rescue with more cash
A deal with Lotus Cars
The Roadster is unveiled
Tesla changes leadership
The Elon Musk era begins
Introducing the Model S
Tesla and Daimler AG
Tesla takes a loan from the US Government
We drive Elon Musk's personal Roadster
The Model X SUV
Tesla's secret sauce
Tesla in 2014
The Model 3
Elon Promises "the D"
The "D" Stands For…
Elon Musk Compares Building AI to "Summoning Demons"
The Tesla Model X SUV Gets Delayed… Repeatedly
Tesla P85D Gets Faster
Troubles In China
Tesla Wins In New Jersey
Elon Musk Pledges To End "Range Anxiety"
The Model X Gets Spotted On The Road
Elon Musk unveils ‘Tesla Energy’
Tesla acquires Michigan-based Riviera Tool
FTC Rallies Behind Tesla
The Model S P85D Gets EVEN FASTER.
The Return Of The Roadster
First Model X delivered
Model 3 Unveiled And Detailed
Tesla plans to acquire SolarCity