2003: Tesla was founded in California to make electric vehicles (EVs).
2006: Prototype Tesla Roadsters, based on the Lotus Elise, debuted at the San Francisco motor show.
2008-2012: The Tesla Roadster sports car, with 185kW motor, a top speed of 212km/hr, brought excitement to the electric car (EV) -- at a price, us$110K. The claimed range is 300-400km on a 3.5 hour charge (70amps @ 240V) of the 53 kW hr battery.
2009 March 26 Tesla unveiled prototypes of the Model S sedan EV (see 2012).
2010: RHD Roadsters for the UK.
2010 November: Toyota showed an electric RAV4 EV, in cooperation with Tesla, at the Los Angeles Auto Show
2011: The Tesla Roadster 2.5 arrived in .au at au$206K+orc.
2012: The Tesla Model S sedan due for delivery.
2013, March 31: Tesla announced that it had turned a 1st quarter profit.
2015, September 29: launched its Model X electric SUV.

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