Case Study : Tesla Motors ' Case

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Project: Case study on “Tesla Motors”
By: Derek J. Young
Course: Business Strategy (BA-414)

Tesla Motors

Overview of the organization and industry:

Tesla Motors is located primarily out of Palo Alto, California. Its main priority is to push the transition from gasoline cars to electric cars in the immediate future. Their vision states, “Create the most compelling car company of the 21st century by driving the world’s transition to electric vehicles.” In order to take on such a daunting task, Tesla is faced with the creation of an improved car that is affordable and can run solely on electric capabilities. But to begin, Tesla realized that they couldn’t begin with an inexpensive electric car because it would have been too expensive to manufacture. So Tesla began working with an expensive sports car: the Roadster. The idea behind this decision from upper management was that profits from the Roadster would pay for a less expensive car. Once the Roadster was created, about 2,500 models were sold in 2012 and 4,900 in 2013, allowing the car to be the top-selling plug-in electric car in North America. The Model S, the next cheaper version of the electric car, won the 2013 “Motor Trend Car of the Year”, the “World Green Car”, “Car of the Year”, and Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award. With these achievements, Tesla Motors has promised to design and sell high-performance vehicles with highly efficient electric motors with no compromises. Tesla

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