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On June 29, 2020, Tesla celebrates its 10th year anniversary of going public.
In 2010, Tesla offered 13.3 million shares at $17 per share.
The company has permanently changed how the public perceives electric cars.
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Tesla celebrates its 10th anniversary of going public on June 29.

It’s been a long 10 years, full of ups and downs. But it’s fair to say that in 2020, Tesla has succeeded in putting electric cars on the radar for many buyers who once would have never considered them.

Tesla’s journey has not always been easy. While the company has celebrated plenty of achievements, it has also experienced its fair share of setbacks.

Here’s a breakdown of the company’s most defining moments since its founding.

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July 2003: Tesla Motors was founded by a group of Silicon Valley engineers.

While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has led Tesla for the majority of its existence, he wasn’t always at the helm of the company.

Tesla, which is named after the famous physicist Nikola Tesla, was incorporated in 2003 by two engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Other co-founders included JB Straubel, Ian Wright, and Elon Musk.

Musk led the company’s Series A funding round in 2004, but at the time he served as the company’s chairman.

Eberhard served as CEO until August 2007, at which time he was reportedly asked to leave the company.

On November 28, 2007 Ze’ev Drori, an Israeli engineer and businessman, was named CEO of the company.

August 2, 2006: Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s Master Plan.

Musk has never been shy about his intentions for Tesla.

In 2006, Musk published a blog post entitled “The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)” in which he …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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