Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Industrial Management, grade: 1.3, , language: English, abstract: Tesla Inc., formerly known as Tesla Motors, is an American automaker and energy storage company that specializes in producing electric vehicles (Evs), energy devices and photovoltaic panels. IT was founded in 2003 by Martin Ebarhard and Marc Tarpenning, with Elon Musk as its chairman. WIth Palo Alto (California) as its headquarters, Tesla operates multiple production and assembly plants and large factories, with its main vehicle manufacturing facility in Fermont, Valifornia. ADditionally, in 2016 Tesla acquired SolarCity with the aim of creating a company fully committed to sustainable energy, from energy generation and storage transportation. CUrrent product portfolio of EV vehicles includes Model S, Model X, Model 3, Tesla Roadster, and Tesla Semi, while its energy storage devices include Tesla Powerwall, Tesla Powerpack, solar panels and soalr roofs.
In this report, Tesla will be analyzed based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. NExt, the issues with the highest materiality will be benchmarked against its closest competitors. FInally, impacts for Tesla's valuation will be identified and strategic implications will be discussed.