Tesla replaced its sensors and software in 2016 (HW2).
As of 2017, Autopilot included adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, emergency braking, Autosteer (semi-automated steering), Autopark (parallel and perpendicular parking) and Summon (recalling the vehicle from a parking place).
The Tesla Model S became the first electric car ever to top the monthly sales ranking in any country, when the electric car achieved the first place in the Norwegian new car sales list in September 2013.
For the European market, Tesla reassembles and distributes the Model S from its European Distribution Center in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Musk was then the controlling investor in Tesla, providing the large majority of the Eberhard then took the title of "President of Technology" before ultimately leaving the company in January 2008 along with co-founder Marc Tarpenning, who served as the CFO and subsequently the Vice President of Electrical Engineering of the company until 2008.
In the week preceding the debut on July 7, 2017, of the Model 3 sedan, Tesla's stock-market value declined by more than billion from a previous value of billion.
The Gigafactory primarily produces batteries and battery packs for Tesla vehicles and energy storage products.
CEO Elon Musk said that he envisions Tesla as a technology company and independent automaker, Tesla operates multiple production and assembly plants, notably Gigafactory 1 near Reno, Nevada and its main vehicle manufacturing facility at Tesla Factory in Fremont, California.
The Model S has 0.25 in (6.4 mm) aluminum-alloy armor plate.
and discounts using electric cars to charge the grid (V2G) because the related battery wear outweighs economic benefit.
Morningstar analyst David Whiston foresaw a revised, slower timetable for the Model 3 and a company acknowledgement of problems with building battery packs for its cars.
In 2016 Musk predicted 100,000 Model 3 units would be sold in 2017, but that production may reach only 20,000 by December.