Tesla produced just over half a million cars last year, a fraction of those produced by Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co, Bloomberg reports.

Photos of the Post Launch Press Conference after a successful launch of SpaceX CRS-8 and successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket on the barge.

And the company is set for yet more gains in the near future with the US Democratic party effectively gaining control of Congress on Wednesday after securing both Senate seats in Georgia.The Democratic Party has previously championed a quicker adoption of electric cars to curb carbon emissions.