- 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).
RHD Roadsters for the UK.
- 2010 November:
Toyota showed an electric RAV4 EV, in cooperation with Tesla,
at the Los Angeles Auto Show
The Tesla Roadster 2.5 arrived in .au at au$206K+orc.
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.