June 2010 _ Tesla shares begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. They gain 40.5 percent from their IPO price of $17 to close at $23.89. The IPO raises $226.1 million.
January 2011 _ Tesla, reporting full-year financial results for the first time, says it lost $154.3 million in 2010.
February 2012 _ Tesla reveals the Model X small SUV and says it will go on sale in early 2014.
May 2012 _ Tesla shares jump when the company announces it will deliver the Model S to its first customers on June 22.
Sources: Tesla and AP archives.