Motley Fool  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Between Tesla's CEO channeling his inner Donald Trump, a new stake in WFM, and a smart merger, this week had plenty of action despite markets being closed Friday.
TechCrunch  8 hrs ago  Comment 
 Just as Uber is under fire once again, Lyft confirms a huge new funding round, Elon Musk reveals plans for electric trucks and Apple is diving into secret special projects. These are the top tech stories of the week. Read More
Motley Fool  Apr 14  Comment 
Tesla has introduced a new solar panel, but does it really change the game in residential solar?
Benzinga  Apr 14  Comment 
Yes, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) surpassed Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) in value last week. The Silicon Valley company market cap stands at $47 billion as of Thursday's close, slightly under GM ($50 billion)...
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
For Tesla stockholders, a move into this market is not something they should welcome. Carriers are hard headed business people. They must be to survive. There will be no trucking company buying premium priced trucks to prove they are green or make...
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
Tesla recently became the most highly valued motor company. Here's why I think we're in bubble territory.
Motley Fool  Apr 14  Comment 
Tesla's $35,000 all-electric vehicle is almost here.
Motley Fool  Apr 13  Comment 
As promised, Tesla's heavy-duty truck is scheduled to be unveiled later this year. Here's what investors should know.
Clusterstock  Apr 13  Comment 
After briefly seeing its market cap rise above General Motors, Tesla has watched its stock decline slightly this week. But with a total value of $48 billion, versus $51 billion for GM, Tesla is still considered by Wall Street the number two US...
Benzinga  Apr 13  Comment 
Ben Kallo of Baird reiterated an Outperform rating and $368 price target on Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s stock after taking a deep-dive into the company's patent applications. New Patents Kallo uncovered 10 new patent applications that have been...


Tesla Motors (TSLA) (NASDAQ:TSLA) designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles. Its first product, Tesla Roadster, is the first federally compliant electric vehicle that can travel on on the highway. The company has intellectual property in its electric powertrain technology. The company has a distribution network of 12 stores in North America and Europe. The company plans to release the Model S later on in the year. [1]

Electric automobile industry is an attractive industry. With the success of the hybrid vehicles, consumer tastes are changing. Furthermore, with government intervention, Tesla was able to receive a $465.0 million long-term loan under the United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program. According to Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm, the market for electric-based vehicles, which include hybrids and plug-in hybrid cars, is expected to grow from 1.75 million, 3% of new cars sold, in 2008 to 10.6 million worldwide, 14% of new cars sold, by 2015. [1]

The company's initial public offering of stock filed on the NASDAQ and went public on 29 June 2010. It was priced at $17, above the initial price range of $14-$16. The major shareholders include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Bay Area Equity Fund, and others. Toyota also made a $50 million private placement. [2] [1]

For FY2009 with year ended 31 December 2009, the company reported total revenues of $111.94 million, a large increase from $14.74 million in total revenue for FY2008. Furthermore, the company had a net loss of $55.74 million for FY2009, an increase from $82.78 million in net loss for FY2008. [1]


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