Choose your Tesla vehicle from the list below to see which tire will offer the best performance and fit your driving environment.
- Model 3
- Model S
- Model X
- Model Y
Tesla began in 2003 as Tesla Motors and was founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. The company’s first vehicle, the Roadster, which released in 2006, was modeled off the electric vehicle from the 2000s, the AC Propulsion Zero. 2 years before the release of the Roadster, Elon Musk would invest $6.5 million in Tesla Motors to become the chairman of the board of directors. Musk oversaw the production of the Roadster and the car was highly successful during its debut. Tesla Motors had a long-term goal of providing the public with affordable electric vehicles that were not only a luxury for owners but also safer for the environment.
Although the 2006 release of the Roadster was a success, by May of 2008 Tesla Motors needed more investment to survive. In December of 2008, the company underwent debt counseling and wound up saving $40 million to avoid bankruptcy. Tesla Motors would continue to fight off extinction and by January of 2009, the company produced 147 vehicles and had raised $187 million. The company was still facing tough times until a $50 million investment from Daimler AG finally gave Tesla Motors some much-needed breathing room. A few months later in June, Tesla received $465 million from the U.S. Department of Energy in the form of a loan to support the production and engineering of the company’s Model S sedan. Tesla had clawed its way back from the brink.
By August 2009, Tesla Motors had achieved overall corporate profitability, signaling that the company was moving in a positive direction after encountering a few misfortunes. This was largely due in part to the 2010 version of their award-winning Roadster from 2006 outperforming its expectations. The company shipped an amazing 109 vehicles in July 2009 alone. Tesla Motors had its sights set high towards the top of the mountain of the automotive heavyweights.
In October of 2015, Tesla eyed global expansion and entered contract talks with the Chinese government about opening a production plant in China. There was also talk of expanding into Europe and India to spread Tesla even further across the auto market. The company proved again just how valuable it was in March of 2016 when it revealed the Tesla Model 3 and an astounding 325,000 global reservations were made a week later. Tesla was officially one of the most desirable brands in the world.
Tesla Motors would officially become Tesla in 2017 and that year would prove to be one of the most important in the company’s history. Tesla had surpassed industry giants Ford Motor Company and General Motors in the automotive market and was the most valuable automaker across the entire market. Today, Tesla has not slowed down with its innovation and has provided customers with some of the most ingenious and technologically advanced vehicles that have ever been produced. This year alone, Tesla has officially sold 88, 400 cars alone and that number only looks to grow.