Tesla Inc. Report 2021

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Tesla Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors Inc.) is an alternative fuel vehicles manufacturer founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in Palo Alto, California, USA. The company produces fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems and also installs and maintains such systems and sells solar electricity. Tesla’s mission statement is ‘to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy’. The electric automaker operates stores and galleries in the US and 35 other countries worldwide and employs more than 70,500 people globally.

In 2020, Tesla achieved operating margin of 6,3% which is the highest in the industry. The electric automaker had an operating cash flow less capex (free cash flow) of USD 2.8 billion during the same period. In the last quarter of 2020 alone, Tesla had USD 4.9 billion increase in cash and cash equivalents. Free cash flow during the same period reached USD 1.9 billion.

Tesla business strategy integrates focus on electric cars and ownership of distribution of products. Moreover, the company stresses the low cost of ownership of Tesla electric vehicles as one of the solid bases of its competitive advantage. The alternative fuel vehicles manufacturer has a divisional organizational structure and its divisions include energy, engineering and production, HR and communications, legal and finance, sales and software. Tesla organizational culture, on the other hand, is associated with ambitious innovation, adherence of First Principles method of decision making and lack of bureaucracy throughout the company.

Tesla possesses a set of competitive strengths. These include the first mover advantage, increasing numbers of vehicles sales, expertise in innovation and a high level of brand recognition at an international level. At the same time, there are certain issues that cast a doubt over long-term growth prospects of the electric automaker. These points of concern for Tesla include overly expensive price tags of Tesla vehicles, debts of USD 11.69 billion and limited global presence of the company. Moreover, Tesla has a long history of overpromising and under-delivering in terms of numbers of vehicles to be produced.

Tesla Inc. Report contains the application of the major analytical strategic frameworks in business studies such as SWOT, PESTEL, Porter’s Five Forces, Value Chain analysis, Ansoff Matrix and McKinsey 7S Model on Tesla. Moreover, the report contains analyses of Tesla’s business strategy, leadership and organizational structure and ecosystem. The report also analysis marketing strategy, ecosystem and discusses the issues of corporate social responsibility.

1. Executive Summary
2. Business Strategy
3. Leadership
4. Organisational Structure
5. Organizational Culture
6. Tesla and Ansoff Matrix
7. SWOT Analysis
7.1 Strengths
7.2 Weaknesses
7.3 Opportunities
7.4 Threats
8. PESTEL Analysis
8.1 Political Factors
8.2 Economic Factors
8.3 Social Factors
8.4 Technological Factors
8.5 Environmental Factors
8.6 Legal Factors
9. Marketing Strategy
9.1 7Ps of Marketing
9.2 Segmentation, Targeting & Positioning
9.3 Marketing Communication Mix
9.3.1 Print and Media Advertising
9.3.2 Sales Promotions
9.3.3 Events & Experiences
9.3.4 Public Relations
9.3.5 Direct Marketing
9.3.6 Personal Selling
10. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.1 Threat of new entrants
10.2 Bargaining power of buyers
10.3 Bargaining power of suppliers
10.4 Threat of substitute products or services
10.5 Rivalry among existing firms
11. Tesla Value-Chain Analysis
11.1 Primary Activities
11.1.1 Inbound logistics
11.1.2 Operations
11.1.3 Outbound logistics
11.1.4 Marketing and Sales
11.1.5 Service
11.2 Support Activities
11.2.1 Infrastructure.
11.2.2 Human Resource Management
11.2.3 Technology Development
11.2.4 Procurement
12. McKinsey 7S Model
12.1 Hard Elements
12.2 Soft Elements
13. Tesla Ecosystem
14. Corporate Social Responsibility
14.1 CSR Programs and Initiatives
14.2 CSR Criticism

List of Figures

Figure 1 Tesla Organizational Structure
Figure 2 Tesla Ansoff Growth Matrix
Figure 3 The numbers of Tesla vehicles delivered worldwide
Figure 4 Prices of Tesla cars
Figure 5 Tesla lobbying spending and the numbers of lobbyists
Figure 6 Porter’s Five Forces
Figure 7 Electric vehicles sales forecast
Figure 8 Global market share of Tesla vehicles by region
Figure 9 Tesla value chain analysis
Figure 10 Numbers of Tesla employees
Figure 11 McKinsey 7S model
Figure 12 Underrepresented communities representation at Tesla US
Figure 13 Underrepresented communities in leadership positions at Tesla US
Figure 14 Average lifecycle CO2 emissions by Tesla vehicles

List of Tables

Table 1 Tesla SWOT analysis
Table 2 Fastest accelerating cars
Table 3 Tesla product categories and products
Table 4 Tesla segmentation, targeting and positioning
Table 5 Tesla manufacturing capacity

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  • Published: April 2021
  • 13148 Words
  • 53 Pages