Tesla was named after Nikola Tesla, a Serbian American inventor who laid the basis for EV industry in the early 20th Century. Founded in 2003 by three American entrepreneurs, Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, as the world’s first electric-only car manufacturer with the bold mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Sustainability is central to Tesla’s mission, without compromising on performance or comfort. All Tesla’s vehicles are designed to outdrive even the most powerful gas-fueled automotive engines and drive like a dream. With an unparalleled safety record, extreme acceleration, and autopilot features, Tesla is like driving the future—faster.