Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors is dedicated to changing the world’s view of electric cars. Tesla, which is based in Palo Alto, California, was founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles did not have to be unattractive, slow econoboxes with limited range. Instead, they could be awesome.

The Challenge

As an automotive start-up, Tesla Motors needed to efficiently engineer a vehicle from the ground up with an electric powertrain. Collaborative design is a critical element as Tesla paves the way for market acceptance of electric vehicles while revolutionizing the automotive industry with its vehicle and its approach.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Tesla Motors utilized DS software solutions from its inception and is standardizing on Version 6 (V6) PLM as its sole platform.


Having established itself as a successful innovator with the electric Roadster, the company is now using V6 to eliminate data boundaries, compress lead times and reduce costs in development of its second vehicle, Model S.