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Tesla Motors, Inc.

Tesla Motors is a major, US-owned auto manufacturer operating in the US, Canada and Europe with sales of over 80,000 vehicles in 2017. It had a market capitalisation of nearly US$48 billion in the same year. The company is well known for exclusively selling battery electric passenger vehicles, namely its saloon Model S and its luxury SUVs, Model 3 and Model X.

Ranking position
#12 /25
Total score
11.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


0.0 /3 #18

Material Investment

0.0 /0.4 #17

Intangible Investment

2.4 /2.4 #1

Sold product performance

7.0 /7 #1


0.0 /2.2 #23


0.3 /1.2 #8


0.8 /0.8 #1

Policy Engagement

0.0 /1.2 #25

Business Model

0.8 /1.8 #2
Total score 11.3 /20 #12

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


Tesla is awarded a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. With a fleet of entirely low-carbon vehicles, Tesla is already well below the fleet emissions performance required under the low-carbon pathway. Moreover, there is no indication that the company will move towards manufacturing higher-emitting vehicles. However, the company does not have a publicly available low-carbon transition plan or manufacturing emissions reduction targets. Furthermore, Tesla has shown little movement towards activities beyond traditional passenger vehicle ownership.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Palo Alto, United States of America
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$11.8 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~81 thousand light duty passenger vehicles
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$ 47.6 billion