Tesla Motors has long been referred to as Tesla and it even refers to itself in that way, but that hasn’t technically been the company’s name. However, times are changing and so is Tesla Motors.
From here on out, “Tesla” is the official registered name of the company. An SEC filing on Wednesday announced the change.
Effective February 1, 2017, Tesla Motors, Inc. amended each of its certificate of incorporation and its bylaws solely to reflect a change of its corporate name to ‘Tesla, Inc.,’
This brings Tesla in step with its most common name and also fits with the company’s growing activities in non-automobile spaces.