Tesla MotorTesla Motors is an electric vehicle company based in Palo Alto, California only current product is the Tesla Roadster, a convertible two-seater that costs more than $ 100,000. The beneficiary of good timing, efficient Tesla was the only company building electric car battery, when fuel prices peaked in the summer of 2008. Consequently, any news on alternative fuels completes without mentioning Tesla. Tesla also received a donation of U.S. $ 500 million Department of Energy to develop a model of affordable electric sedan and versatile for S. Tesla will do so in an article in the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. assembly plant in California GM and Toyota closed after GM's bankruptcy restructuring. The target date of sale of the Model S in early 2012.
Tesla Motors is a listed company. Minority investors include Daimler, Smart's parent company, with which it develops a Tesla electric powertrain for small car. Toyota also has a partnership with Tesla will result in an electric version of the RAV4 compact crossover vehicle.