Tesla is an American automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. In addition, the company also provides electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers. Its best known products include electric vehicles such as the Model S, Model X and the Tesla Roadster. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Musk and Marc Tarpenning in 2003.