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Wall Street Journal  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday in a corporate blog post that it will install its first battery swap facility in California.
Benzinga  8 hrs ago  Comment 
After launching superchargers, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) on Friday unveiled its first swap station where customers can come and replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau recently reported on Tesla’s...
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MarketWatch  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Saving $500 a year isn’t a concern for a wealthy owner of a $100,000 car, writes Tim Mullaney.
MarketWatch  Dec 19  Comment 
It’s been three years since the S&P has delivered a return like we saw on Wednesday and Thursday. The Dow hadn’t seen back-to-back days of 200 points or more in six years. The stock market’s version of “She Loves You.”
Forbes  Dec 19  Comment 
One Tesla analyst believes the recent sell-off has created an opportunity while another also says to buy the shares but cut his production estimates again.
Benzinga  Dec 18  Comment 
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) have appreciated roughly 13 percent from the $192.65 low made Wednesday morning, now trading back above the $200 mark. Over the past week the $205/$206 appeared to be a level of significance. Beginning...
Motley Fool  Dec 18  Comment 
Tesla's rapid international expansion continues. Australia may be the electric-car maker's last new market in 2014. What's next?
Clusterstock  Dec 18  Comment 
Tesla's stock price of late would have reminded Mark Twain of the the weather in New England: If you don't like where Tesla is priced, wait a day, it'll change. After falling below $200 this week for the first time in months, Tesla shares are...




 
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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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