Tesla

InfluenceMap Score
A-
Performance Band
86%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
Palo Alto, United States
Wikipedia:

Tesla appears to be strongly advocating in favour of policy and to transition to a low-carbon economy, in particular supporting the phase-out of petroleum-based transportation in favour of electric. In 2017, Tesla urged the Trump administration to remain in the Paris Agreement, and signed the ‘We Are Still In’ initiative in June 2017. In 2018, Tesla advocated for the maintenance of the current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in the face of the Trump administration’s rollbacks, arguing fuel economy standards “should be strengthened, not weakened.” In April 2018, as a member of the National Coalition for Advanced Transportation, Tesla filed a lawsuit against the EPA regarding the weakening of the CAFE standards. Tesla has stated support for Victoria’s 2050 Emissions Reduction Target of net-zero, advising the Victorian Government set an ambitious interim target for 2030 of 45-60% emissions reduction. In the same consultation, Tesla stated support for Victoria’s renewable energy target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and recommended adding an Energy Storage Target. Tesla’s appears to be actively advocating for a carbon tax: In 2017, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, reportedly pressed the Trump administration to adopt a carbon tax, while in 2019, Tesla, along with over 70 other companies, met with U.S. lawmakers to push for a carbon tax.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
1 NS NS NS 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance
NS 1 NA NS 2 2 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS 1 NS NS NS 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS 2 2 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
NS NS NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS 2 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
2 1 NS NS 2 2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
NS 2 NS 2 2 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-2 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
95%
 
95%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.