Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company founded in 2003 by CEO Elon Musk and a group of engineers. The company is named after Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor and electrical engineer who made significant contributions to the development of alternating current (AC) systems.

The company’s first product was the Tesla Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car that was introduced in 2008. The Roadster was followed by the Tesla Model S, a luxury electric sedan, in 2012.

In 2015, Tesla introduced the Model X, a sport utility vehicle (SUV), and the Model 3, a lower-priced sedan intended to be more accessible to a wider range of consumers. Both the Model X and the Model 3 have become popular electric vehicles (EVs) and have helped establish Tesla as a major player in the EV market.

In addition to producing EVs, Tesla also designs and manufactures solar panels, solar roof tiles, and energy storage systems for residential and commercial use. The company has also been involved in the development of electric semi-trucks and electric pickup trucks.

Tesla has faced numerous challenges and controversies over the years, including production delays, financial struggles, and criticism over working conditions at its factories. However, it has also earned a reputation as a leader in the development and promotion of sustainable transportation and clean energy solutions.