Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Yes, even one of the biggest CEOs in the world can have his Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) account hacked. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk appeared to have his account hacked around 6:45 p.m. ET Saturday. His handle's name was briefly...
Motley Fool  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Quite a few auto stocks have posted big gains. Should investors worry about a bubble?
Clusterstock  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Last month, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla would unveil a new product — not a car — on April 30, at the company's facility in Hawthorne, California. Now that the big event is near, we can pretty accurately predict what to expect when Musk...
Motley Fool  Apr 25  Comment 
The big carmakers already have some self-driving technology. How advanced is Tesla's new Autopilot?
Motley Fool  Apr 24  Comment 
Tesla's plans in energy storage are incredibly ambitious.
Benzinga  Apr 24  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set to unveil a new line of batteries designed to be used in businesses and private homes, but it appears that Wal-Mart Corp (NYSE: WMT) had a sneak preview of the company's highly anticipated...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 24  Comment 
Analysts have cut their estimates for what Tesla will make over the next several years, but that doesn’t mean they think anything less of the stock.
Forbes  Apr 24  Comment 
Bottom line: A negative tale from Chongqing spotlights the challenges Tesla faces in China due to lack of infrastructure, while a big taxi fleet order in Wuhan offers a possible new route for the company to jump-start its Chinese sales.
Forbes  Apr 23  Comment 
What if there were a way to modernize the nation’s energy grid while also helping bolster renewable energy production? According to Tesla’s innovative mastermind, Elon Musk, the development of massive batteries, which store energy produced...


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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