When Tesla ($TSLA) was founded in 2003, Elon Musk wasn't even initially involved. He joined in 2004 via an early Series A funding along with J.B. Straubel and Ian Wright. The first Tesla Roadster, a 2-seater based on the Lotus Elise, hit the roads in 2008.
Today, 11 years later, Tesla Motors is the world's best-selling plug-in passenger car manufacturer, with 245,240 cars delivered and a market share of 12% of the plug-in segment. From 2017 to 2018, Tesla Motors sales increased from 48,000 units to 182,400 in 2018 — an increase of 280%.
So here we are today: Tesla Motors now ships three cars, with four others on their way including the new Cybertruck. The company has installed more than 15,000 charging stations around the world (1,000 more than this time last year), hundreds of retail outlets where people can order cars, and even pop-up ordering and service centers.
We mapped them all here, so you can see not just where they are, but where they were (use the time sliders to see). (Larger version here).
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- Tesla's growing worldwide presence
- Now that Teslas are common and hiring has flattened at the company, what is Musk & Co's path forward?
- Tesla hiring has completely recovered to 2018 levels in wake of Cybertruck announcement