Success story of Tesla


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The company was founded in 2003 by two Silicon Valley engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who, according to the company website , "wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars."
From the sale Musk started an online bank that was acquired by Confinity, which had launched the online payment company PayPal.
The same year Tesla launched its first car and sports car the Roadster. "

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In just 13 years, Tesla has gone from an idealistic Silicon Valley start-up to a disruptive force in the US automotive industry. By skilfully combining the best of both worlds - electric cars and electric vehicle technology - the electric car maker is on its way to becoming a global superbrand.
Providing the market with an electric car that is as powerful as it is affordable is about to become a reality. Elon Musk wanted to make electric cars affordable for everyone in the world, not just the rich and powerful. That dream has not yet come true in the US, but the company reached its first major milestone in spring 2016 when CEO ElonMusk unveiled the Tesla Model 3, the first electric vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles.
Moreover, Tesla cars require a stable infrastructure that very few Indian subways can provide, such as roads, parking lots, and multi-storey parking.
The sale must justify the cost of installing charging points in critical locations and carry a brand of genius that Elon Musk seems a difficult target. Although the Roadster will never be compared to a Ford F or F-150, it has enabled Tesla to lay a strong foundation for its further rise up the chain. The company has been expanding the concept to get to the Model 3, which Musk believes is a mass-market vehicle.
Elon has called his team "the best in the world," which can be confirmed by current Tesla employees.
In a recent interview with TheStreet, he said Musk was both demanding and motivating. In April 2017, Tesla announced that it had overtaken General Motors to become the second-largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world after Ford Motor Company. The news is a big win for Tesla, which plans to ramp up production and launch its Model 3 sedan later this year.
The Model S set a speed record for a four-door sedan with what Musk called a "checkered powertrain."
The car was initially only available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, but later also in Europe and Asia.
To put the Model 3 "s success into perspective, Tesla sold more cars than GM sold Cadillacs and Buicks, and more than twice as many as it sold off-road vehicles. The big four luxury manufacturers sell the Model3 when the SUV is included, but it also outperforms Honda Acuras and Ford Lincoln. Although Tesla did not advertise and in most cases had a lower price than its competitors such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, it did outperform these established brands. By comparison, Tesla sells more vehicles than it sells in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
One of the reasons Tesla's success is not better known is that it plays against a background of a company that routinely misses its production targets, but that is only part of its success story.
Tesla has also helped define the way Silicon Valley now plays a role in the automotive industry. Before Tesla, the number of start-ups working in automotive technology could be counted on one hand. But a new Tesla killer has emerged that is taking Musk's crown, and that is the Tesla Model 3.
More specifically, Tesla Motors goes hand in hand with a sustainable energy future. They are trying to copy Musk's strategy by building a fan base, building a mass-market empire, and then using the profits and capital to build their own electric car company, the Model 3.
Tesla has had some notable successes in its attempt to revolutionize electric cars in modern America. They were the first new car manufacturer in the US to make a profit in several decades, and they have sharpened the name "Tesla" in honor of its founder, Elon Musk, and his father, Mark Musk.
Tesla's Model 3 has shaken up the automotive industry and accelerated others in the industry by delivering on time and propelling the first electric car of its kind into the mass market in history.
Although Tesla is on track to meet its goal of 500,000 cars a year, it plans to wait until the end of the year to improve its supply of lithium-ion batteries. Elon Musk hopes to push the technology forward so other automakers can start producing electric cars. When car brands catch up, the supply of batteries will be limited during an electric car's ramp-up - but not for long.
Tesla sold 3.7 million cars in the US last year, of which more than 90 million were sold, while Toyota, GM, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen sold 10 million.
One explanation is that Tesla investors are looking beyond the next few years. Despite his eccentricity, Musk has sold his vision for the company hard, pointing to 2025 and 2030, and investors appear to have bought into his story.