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Automobile manufacturers are looking hard at electric vehicles, but success may have more to do with their brand than what products they offer.
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Tesla is still new to the automotive scene. Here are a few items about the electric-car maker you may not be familiar with yet.
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Tesla Motors may get help from an unlikely automobile startup in the fight to fix the old-school car dealership model.
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SeekingAlpha  Jul 18  Comment 
By Jonathan Koss: Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has officially announced the name of its newest vehicle, the Model 3. CEO Elon Musk stated the company was originally planning to name it the Model E but Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) owns the trademark...
TheStreet.com  Jul 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors Inc.  are up 2.08% to $219.88 as the carmaker picks up the pace of overseas deliveries as part of a plan to increase production by over 50% in 2014. Bloomberg reports. Now, a month after starting...
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Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Tesla+Motors+%28TSLA%29+Will+Report+Q2+Results+on+July+31st%3B+Street+Sees+Revenue+Doubling/9672128.html for the full story.
Motley Fool  Jul 18  Comment 
Tesla Motors, Inc.'s prospects to drive its sales to 200,000, and eventually 500,000, units seem very likely when you consider a couple of factors, such as mandates and tax breaks in China.
TheStreet.com  Jul 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thursday I made the case for BMW striking a deal with Tesla for the purpose of getting access to the Tesla superchargers. Near the end I wrote: "This is only one scenario. There are other scenarios. Perhaps BMW could not...


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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