While no car can prevent all accidents, we work every day to make them less likely to occur. The massive amount of real-world data gathered from our cars’ eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and forward-facing radar, coupled with billions of miles of inputs from real drivers, helps us better understand the patterns to watch out for in the moments before a crash.
Today, we're publishing our first ever Impact Report, which measures the impact our products and operations have on the environment and our communities. We believe the faster the world moves towards a zero-emission future, the better, so we're working hard to minimize our greenhouse gas footprint, while investing in our employees and the communities in which we operate. We look forward to sharing further progress in future reports.
Customer referrals have been a key part of our growth ever since we began selling Roadster in 2008. Since then, our customers’ enthusiasm for their vehicles has propelled Model 3 to become the best-selling luxury car in the U.S. and the best-selling electric vehicle in the world last year. We’ve heard from our customers that the Referral Program was one of their favorite reasons to tell their friends about Tesla, so today, we’re introducing an all-new Referral Program to give customers another way to share what they love about their cars.
特斯拉在北美、欧洲和亚洲已拥有超过 12,000 个超级充电桩，而且这一网络每天仍在不断扩充：特斯拉充电网络在美国已经覆盖超过 99% 的人口区域，预计 2019 年底将覆盖欧洲地区等量范围。近期，特斯拉充电网络在中国已经覆盖超过 90% 的人口区域，并还在迅速增长。然而，为了推动电动车的持续应用，进一步加速世界向可持续能源的转变，充电过程需要更快，每天每个站点能够充电的车辆数目需要显著提升。今天，特斯拉正式推出V3超级充电桩，这是特斯拉超级充电网络发展的下一步。V3 超级充电桩是从我们建造世界上最大的并网储能项目经验中诞生的，它使特斯拉车辆比当今市场上任何其它电动汽车充电都更快。
We are excited to announce that Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson have joined Tesla’s Board of Directors. Each joined the board as an independent director, effective December 27th, 2018.