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Motley Fool  Nov 25  Comment 
The upgraded all-wheel drive version of the Model S is already seeing huge demand from consumers. Here is what investors need to know.
Benzinga  Nov 25  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) have been trying to recover along with the rest of the high-beta part of the equity markets, but is failing thus far to threaten previous highs. That alone makes Tesla shares laggards in the short-term, as the...
Benzinga  Nov 24  Comment 
After the news of talks between Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and BMW broke out, the Street was rife with speculations regarding whether these talks will actually lead to an actual collaboration between the two. However, Jim Cramer is not too...
Benzinga  Nov 24  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been one of the more popular IPOs of the past few years. The number of U.S. mutual funds and hedge funds owning the stock has steadily risen in recent quarters. With a market capitalization of about $30...
BusinessWeek  Nov 24  Comment 
Ricardo Reyes previously ran communications at Tesla until 2012
Clusterstock  Nov 24  Comment 
DoubleLine Funds' Jeff Gundlach just spoke with CNBC's Sara Eisen, and in a wide-ranging interview, Gundlach discussed, among other things, Tesla. Gundlach said that Tesla was not about the cars, a view he shared with Bloomberg's Barry Ritholtz...
MarketWatch  Nov 24  Comment 
Tesla’s Elon Musk has said some things you don’t often hear from a CEO. Here are the top five.
Benzinga  Nov 24  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is rumored to have an undisclosed SEC probe. Investors initially responded to the news by selling a few shares at market open, but shares quickly rebounded and rose less than 1 percent. Thus far, analysts aren't...
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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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