established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including all applicable United States federal motor vehicle safety standards. The company is also required to comply with other requirements of federal laws administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, Theft Prevention Act requirements, consumer information labeling requirements, early warning reporting requirements regarding warranty claims, field reports, death and injury reports and foreign recalls, and owner’s manual requirements. The company’s vehicles sold in Europe are subject to the European Union safety testing regulations. Majority of those regulations, referred to as European Union Whole Vehicle Type Approval, are different from the federal motor vehicle safety standards applicable in the United States and might require redesign and/or retesting. The Clean Air Act requires that the company obtains a Certificate of Conformity issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and a California Executive Order issued by the California Air Resources Board with respect to emissions for its vehicles, including Model S. The company also subject its battery packs to the appropriate tests specified in the Society of Automotive Engineers J2464 and J2929, which include further tests, such as immersion, humidity, and exposure to fire. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2013, the company had 203 issued patents and approximately 280 pending patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and internationally in a range of areas, including the battery pack and other technologies. Its issued patents start expiring in 2026. Significant Events In May 2014, PayMeOn, Inc. announced that it had entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Prodeco. In May 2014, Tesla has announced plans to build a gigafactory, a massive battery plant which will bring with it supply constraints in the lithium markets. In July 2014, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory. In August 2014, Tesla Motors signed an agreement with Panasonic to build a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States. In August 2014, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement for the construction of a battery manufacturing plant in the US, known as the Gigafactory. Tesla Motors officially launched its retail presence on Dec. 10, 2014 in Australia, opening the doors at the country's first store and service centre in St Leonards, Sydney. Competition The company’s competitors include Audi, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes. History Tesla Motors, Inc. was founded in 2003. The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 2003.
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