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Tesla is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning. The company is named after the Serbian-American inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, who is credited with developing the alternating current (AC) electrical system. Tesla is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has become one of the most successful and innovative companies in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The company designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars, solar panels, and energy storage systems, with a focus on sustainable energy solutions. Tesla's vehicles, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and the upcoming Cybertruck, have become known for their exceptional performance, range, and design. The company has also developed a charging network, called Supercharger, which provides fast and convenient charging for Tesla owners. In addition, Tesla has made significant investments in autonomous driving technology, with the goal of creating fully self-driving vehicles in the future.