Tesla Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Tesla Statistics and Facts

Here are some of the more interesting Tesla statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding to/updating this list fairly regularly, so be sure to check back often.

Tesla Statistics and Facts

There have been quite a few digital innovations over the past decade that have either changed the automobile industry or stand to change it significantly in the coming years. A notable change agent during this time has been Tesla Motors, one of the newest car-makers.

While Tesla cars are most notable because they run on electricity, they also have a number of other innovative features included in their models. It makes sense that they would be leading the digital disruption of the auto industry since their founder isn't a car industry veteran, but one of the founders of PayPal.

I recently sat down to try to quantify how much of a dent Tesla has made in the auto industry in a little over a decade. Here we go..

Tesla Facts

  • Website: www.tesla.com
  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Founders: Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
  • CEO: Elon Musk
  • Key Subsidiary: SolarCity
  • Date of Tesla Motors' incorporation: July 1, 2003
  • Introduction date of Tesla's first car model: July 19, 2006

What is Tesla?

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. (source)

Tesla Statistics

How many employees does Tesla have?

70,757 employees

Last updated 1/1/21

How much is Tesla worth?

an estimated $60 billion

Last updated 6/10/17

Number of Tesla supercharger stations globally:


Last updated 9/11/17

Number of superchargers globally:


Last updated 9/11/17

Average amount of money that Tesla burns through hourly:


Last updated 11/21/17

Reported Tesla market cap:

$53 billion

Last updated 11/21/17

Reported amount Tesla paid for SolarCity:

$2.6 billion

Average amount of self-driving data Tesla gains from its vehicles every 10 hours:

1 million miles

Last updated 5/30/16

Estimated cost of Tesla's Gigafactory:

$5 billion

Last updated 11/6/16

Amount Tencent has invested in Tesla:

$1.8 billion

Last updated 3/28/17

Tencent's ownership stake in Tesla:


Last updated 3/28/17

Reported amount that Tesla burns through weekly:

$100 million

Last updated 8/7/17

Amount Tesla customers have driven with Autopilot on:

100 million miles

Last updated 5/24/16

Number of cars Tesla has on the road that have Autopilot capabilities:


Last updated 5/24/16

Average daily amount of autopilot driving that is recorded by Tesla vehicles:

2.6 million miles per day

Last updated 5/24/16

Number of orders Tesla has received for the Tesla Model 3 sedan:

400,000 orders

Last updated 5/4/16

Amount that the Tesla Model 3 will reportedly cost (after tax incentives):


Last updated 12/17/16

Amount that it cost to pre-order a Tesla Model 3:


Number of Powerwall pre-orders Tesla received in the first half of 2016:


Amount Tesla received in orders for the Model X in the first week after it was announced:

$40 million

Average number of Tesla Model 3 reservations booked per day:


Last updated 8/2/17

Percentage of Tesla owners that would buy another Tesla:


Last updated 12/26/16

Tesla Production Statistics

Total number of cars built by Tesla:

1 million

Last updated 3/10/20

Number of Tesla cars delivered in 2019:

367,000 vehicles

Last updated 1/29/20

Average number of Tesla Model 3s that are being made weekly:


Last updated 4/2/18

Tesla vehicle production (quarterly):

Tesla vehicle deliveries (quarterly):

Number of Tesla Model 3s made in Q4 2017:


Projected Tesla vehicle deliveries in 2016:

80-90,000 vehicles

Actual Tesla vehicle deliveries in 2016:

76,230 vehicles

Number of Tesla cars built in 2015:


Number of Tesla cars built in 2014:


Tesla's goal for annual cars built by 2018:


Tesla's production goal for 2018:

10,000 cars per week

Percentage of Tesla vehicles sold in 2016 that were sold into China:


Tesla Sales Statistics

Tesla Revenue (annual):

Tesla net profit (annual):

Share of Tesla's revenue that comes from China:


Last updated 7/28/20

Tesla Revenue (Quarterly):

Tesla net income(quarterly):


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