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We design and build products that people love

We design and build products that people love

We design and manufacture a fully integrated energy and transportation ecosystem. By doing so, we create products that work together for maximum impact—leading to the greatest environmental benefit possible. Page 9

We design and manufacture a fully integrated energy and transportation ecosystem. By doing so, we create products that work together for maximum impact—leading to the greatest environmental benefit possible. Page 9

Full Vertical Integration

We use real-world Tesla vehicle data to improve vehicle safety in a diverse array of driving scenarios with regular over-the-air software updates. Page 86

We use real-world Tesla vehicle data to improve vehicle safety in a diverse array of driving scenarios with regular over-the-air software updates. Page 86

A New Approach to Safety

99.96% Uptime, 100% Renewable

99.96% Uptime, 100% Renewable

With more than 3,500 Supercharger locations, we own and operate the largest global, fast charging network in the world. Our global network had 99.96% uptime and was 100% renewable in 2021, achieved through a combination of onsite resources and annual renewable matching.  Page 69

With more than 3,500 Supercharger locations, we own and operate the largest global, fast charging network in the world. Our global network had 99.96% uptime and was 100% renewable in 2021, achieved through a combination of onsite resources and annual renewable matching.  Page 69

Case Study: Model S
Since its introduction in 2012, we have increased the range of Model S by over 40%, from 265 miles to 405 miles of range for the long-range variant. Data shows that as vehicle range increases, Supercharging use decreases.
Fact: Quick Break
Drivers usually take a break after four hours, around 300 miles of range at highway speed. Our newest Superchargers can recover up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes of charging, long enough for a quick break.

The accessibility of our products is fundamental to our mission. The lifetime running costs of EVs are lower than the running costs of ICE vehicles due to lower maintenance costs, cheap electricity and residual values. Over five years of average driving, the ownership costs of Model 3 are closer to a Toyota Camry than a BMW 3 Series. Page 78

The accessibility of our products is fundamental to our mission. The lifetime running costs of EVs are lower than the running costs of ICE vehicles due to lower maintenance costs, cheap electricity and residual values. Over five years of average driving, the ownership costs of Model 3 are closer to a Toyota Camry than a BMW 3 Series. Page 78

Low Cost per Mile

Safety is Enhanced When Autopilot is Engaged

In 2021, we recorded 0.22 crashes for every million miles driven in which drivers were using Autopilot technology (Autosteer and active safety features). For drivers who were not using Autopilot technology (no Autosteer and active safety features), we recorded 0.77 crashes for every million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there are 1.81 automobile crashes for every million miles driven*. Page 85

*Based on NHTSA’s most recent crash data

Safety is Enhanced When Autopilot is Engaged

In 2021, we recorded 0.22 crashes for every million miles driven in which drivers were using Autopilot technology (Autosteer and active safety features). For drivers who were not using Autopilot technology (no Autosteer and active safety features), we recorded 0.77 crashes for every million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there are 1.81 automobile crashes for every million miles driven*. Page 85

*Based on NHTSA’s most recent crash data

~11x Lower Fire Risk vs. Average US Vehicle

We continue to improve our battery chemistry, cell structure, battery pack structure and vehicle passive safety to decrease fire risk to as close to zero as possible. As Tesla’s vehicle technology continues to improve, fires will be even less likely for our EVs. From 2012 to 2021, there has been approximately five Tesla vehicle fires for every billion miles traveled. By comparison, data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation show that in the U.S. there are 53 vehicle fires for every billion miles traveled.* Page 90

*For the latest fire data related to our vehicles, view our Vehicle Safety Report.

~11x Lower Fire Risk vs. Average US Vehicle

We continue to improve our battery chemistry, cell structure, battery pack structure and vehicle passive safety to decrease fire risk to as close to zero as possible. As Tesla’s vehicle technology continues to improve, fires will be even less likely for our EVs. From 2012 to 2021, there has been approximately five Tesla vehicle fires for every billion miles traveled. By comparison, data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation show that in the U.S. there are 53 vehicle fires for every billion miles traveled.* Page 90

*For the latest fire data related to our vehicles, view our Vehicle Safety Report.

Energy storage makes the future of an entirely renewable grid possible. Megapack and Powerwall provide the ability to store excess renewable energy production from PV, wind and other carbon-free sources to support the grid when it needs it the most.

Energy storage makes the future of an entirely renewable grid possible. Megapack and Powerwall provide the ability to store excess renewable energy production from PV, wind and other carbon-free sources to support the grid when it needs it the most.

Massive Energy Storage
  

2021 Impact Report