Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars.
Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.
Launched in 2008, the Roadster unveiled Tesla’s cutting-edge battery technology and electric power train. From there, Tesla designed the world’s first ever premium all-electric sedan from the ground up – Model S – which has become the best car in its class in every category.
特斯拉在 2008 年推出了 Roadster 车型，从而揭开了先进电池技术和电动动力总成的神秘面纱。从那时起，特斯拉开始设计全球首款纯电动豪华轿车 Model S，一款傲视群雄的产品。
Combining safety, performance, and efficiency, Model S has reset the world’s expectations for the car of the 21st century with the longest range of any electric vehicle, over-the-air software updates that make it better over time, and a record 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.28 seconds as measured by Motor Trend.
Model S 集安全、性能和高效于一身，其行驶里程完全超越其他电动车、并且可以通过OTA空中升级助力车辆不断完善，而经美国《汽车族》杂志的测试，Model S的0-60英里每小时加速仅 2.28 秒（Model S P100D L），彻底颠覆了人们对于 21 世纪汽车的期待。
In 2015, Tesla expanded its product line with Model X, the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history that holds 5-star safety ratings across every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And to complete CEO Elon Musk’s “Secret Master Plan,” in 2016, Tesla announced Model 3, a low-priced, high-volume electric vehicle that began production in 2017.
2015 年，特斯拉 Model X正式发布 。这是一款高性能、安全、智能的全尺寸SUV，并成为首款美国国家公路交通安全管理局双五星安全评级的SUV车型。根据特斯拉的CEO Elon Musk 的 “特斯拉秘密宏图”，特斯拉在2016年发布了价格更亲民的大批量生产的纯电动汽车 Model 3，并于 2017 年开始量产。
Tesla’s vehicles are produced at its Fremont factory in California, where the vast majority of the vehicle’s components are also made. As Tesla continues to expand its product line, Tesla’s production plan is also set to increase to a rate of 500,000 vehicles a year by 2018.
特斯拉汽车的整车及绝大多数零部件都在位于美国加州的 Fremont工厂生产。随着特斯拉产品线的丰富，特斯拉的生产计划也将在2018年提升至年产500,000台。 随着特斯拉产品线的持续扩容，特斯拉的生产计划也提高到 2018 年年产 500,000 辆的速度。
To create an entire sustainable energy ecosystem, Tesla also designed a unique set of energy solutions, Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof, enabling homeowners, businesses, and utilities to manage renewable energy generation, storage, and consumption.
为了打造可持续发展的完整能源生态系统，特斯拉还设计了由Powerwall、Powerpack 和 Solar Roof等组成的独特的能源解决方案，使居民、企业和公共事业单位能够管理可再生能源发电、存储和消耗。
Supporting Tesla’s automotive and energy products is the Gigafactory – a facility designed to significantly reduce battery cell costs and, by 2018, produce more lithium-ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013. By bringing cell production in-house, Tesla manufactures batteries at the volumes required to meet production goals, while creating thousands of jobs.
Gigafactory支持了特斯拉汽车和能源产品的发展，这座工厂旨在显著降低电池电芯成本。预计在2018 年，该工厂生产的锂离子电池的年产量要超过 2013 年全球产量的总和。通过自产电芯，特斯拉不仅完成了生产目标；同时也创造了数千个工作岗位。
And this is just the beginning. With Tesla building its most affordable car yet, Tesla continues to make products accessible and affordable to more and more people, ultimately accelerating the advent of clean transport and clean energy production.
Electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generation and storage already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful – that’s the future we want.
电动车、电池以及可再生能源发电和存储已经能够”独当一面”，倘若结合应用，必会更加强大 – 而这正是我们期待的未来。