SeekingAlpha  Sep 19  Comment 
By The Energy Report: Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory? Is there an opportunity for profit in lithium mining as supply shrinks? For an answer, The Energy Report...
MarketWatch  Sep 19  Comment 
An upgrade in Tesla Motors Inc. software enables Model S owners to start their cars using their smartphones and get driving directions that take into account real-time traffic conditions, among other perks.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 19  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. released a suite of software changes Friday to its electric Model S designed to help the driver dodge traffic, extend range and give the car a nickname.
MarketWatch  Sep 19  Comment 
A prototype of Tesla Motors Inc next model, the Model X, will likely be unveiled at the Detroit auto show, analyts at Goldman Sachs said in a note Friday. The analysts visited the factory in Fremont, Calif. recently but didn't get to see the...
Forbes  Sep 19  Comment 
TheStreet.com  Sep 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motorsa are down 1.85% to $258.94 in morning trading on Friday asaGoldman Sachs asaid the company may need $6 billion in capital to build a battery factory toaboost production, Bloomberg...
Clusterstock  Sep 19  Comment 
Tesla is hitting some skepticism from analysts. This week, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas expressed some "sobering factors" about the company's future — and the stock promptly fell almost 9%. On Friday, Goldman Sachs' Patrick Archambault...
MarketWatch  Sep 19  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. is on track to meet production goals this year, but concerns about the "aggressive timetable" for battery factory and the money needed to ramp production capacity in future years and to meet other goals are concerns, Goldman...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 19  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Tesla+Motors+%28TSLA%29+Opens+Third+Service+Center+in+Switzerland/9846173.html for the full story.
Benzinga  Sep 18  Comment 
Analysts at Pacific Crest remain bullish on Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), and see electric vehicle struggles do not apply to Tesla. Brad Erickson stated, “Given Tesla's high degree of differentiation from all other OEM strategies around...
DailyFinance  Sep 18  Comment 
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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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