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Last $206.79 USD
Change Today +0.09 / 0.04%
Volume 2.5M
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3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

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lopment services and full powertrain systems and components to Daimler AG for its Smart fortwo, A-Class, and B-Class electric vehicles and to Toyota Motor Corporation for use in its RAV4 EV. The company is continuing to supply production parts for the Daimler AG B class electric vehicle. Vehicle Design and Engineering In addition to the design, development and production of the powertrain, the company has created significant in-house capabilities in the design and engineering of electric vehicles and electric vehicle components and systems. The company designs and engineers bodies, chassis, interiors, heating and cooling and low voltage electrical systems in house and to a lesser extent in conjunction with its suppliers. Service The company provides service for its electric vehicles at its company-owned service centers, at its Service Plus locations or, in certain areas for an additional charge, through Tesla Ranger mobile technicians who provide services that do not require a vehicle lift. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned and operated 95 service locations. Model S is designed with the capability to wirelessly upload the data to the company through an on-board GSM system. The company’s Tesla Rangers, or mobile service team, can also perform a range of services that do not require a vehicle lift from the convenience of a customer’s home or other remote location. Financial Services The company offers loans and leases in North America, Europe and Asia primarily through various financial institutions. It also offers leases directly through its captive finance company in 37 states, the District of Columbia and in 4 provinces of Canada. Certain of its loan programs provide customers with a resale value guarantee under which those customers have the option of selling their vehicle back to it during the period of 36 to 39 months following delivery for a pre-determined resale value. In certain markets, the company also offers buy back guarantees to financial institutions, which obligate it to repurchase, and the institution to sell it, the vehicles for a pre-determined price. Customers and Selected Relationships The company sells its cars primarily to individual customers. It has strategic or commercial relationships with Panasonic Corporation; Daimler AG; and Toyota Motor Corporation. Sales and Marketing The company sells its vehicles through its own sales and service network. The company markets and sells cars directly to consumers through an international network of company-owned stores and galleries. The company is working with various locations, including hotels and destinations, to offer an additional charging option for its customers. These destination charging partners deploy its wall connectors and provide charging free of charge to Model S owners. Approximately 1,000 locations in Asia and North America have 1,800 Tesla wall connectors installed. Competition Model S competes primarily in the premium sedan market with internal combustion vehicles from automobile manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes. Governmental Programs, Incentives, and Regulations The company’s vehicles are subject to, and comply with or are otherwise exempt from, numerous regulatory requirements established by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), including all applicable United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). As a manufacturer, the company must self-certify that its vehicles meet all applicable FMVSS, as well as the NHTSA bumper standard, or otherwise are exempt, before the vehicles can be imported or sold in the United States. Various FMVSS apply to the company’s vehicles, such as crash-worthiness requirements, crash avoidance requirements, and electric vehicle requirements. The company is required to comply with other federal laws administered by NHTSA, including the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, Theft Prevention Act requirements, consumer information labeling requirements, Early Warning Reporting requirements regarding warranty claims, field reports, death and injury reports and foreign recalls, and owner’s manual requi

 

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