Clusterstock  Oct 3  Comment 
Tesla launched its long-awaited Model X SUV this week to great fanfare in the San Francisco Bay Area. The launch was a big success, well attended by Tesla owners, fans, and the media. But along the way, Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted that the...
Clusterstock  Oct 3  Comment 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threw a huge party to reveal the electric-car company's newest vehicle: the Model X. Thousands of Tesla owners and potential buyers came out to get a peek at the $132,000 SUV. Almost everything Musk said during his...
TechCrunch  Oct 3  Comment 
 Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show that brings you the best of the past seven days in just around 10 minutes. This week myself, and the excellent Megan Rose Dickey and Drew Olanoff...
CNNMoney.com  Oct 2  Comment 
A one-week shutdown due to the launch of its new Model X didn't stop Tesla Motors from once again posting strong sales in the third quarter.
TechCrunch  Oct 2  Comment 
 The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster — all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because of the quality of their design. In the past decade, the importance of design within...
Motley Fool  Oct 2  Comment 
In this interview, Motley Fool analyst Daniel Sparks discusses why the Model X is a huge step for the company.
Clusterstock  Oct 2  Comment 
Tesla's third quarter vehicle deliveries totaled 11,580, up 49% from the prior year.  This number also includse the first deliveries of the new Model X SUV, which the company unveiled earlier this week.  Tesla said in its second quarter...
newratings.com  Oct 2  Comment 
MarketWatch  Oct 2  Comment 
A maker of luxury hybrid cars gets a new incarnation.
CNNMoney.com  Oct 2  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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