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Tesla has filed to sell 2.1 million stock shares in order to raise about $500 million to expand its business. If all of the underwriters exercise all of their options to purchase additional shares, Tesla could make as much as $566.5 million off the sale. That money will go towards Tesla expanding its charging network, […]

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When you look at Tesla Motors, what do you see? Do you see a surfer precariously riding a 75-foot wave for as long as it will last? Or do you see an almost heroic company dedicated purely to electric cars intended to drive a spear into petroleum-centric transportation’s heart? Or, as has also been written, […]

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According to Tesla’s fourth-quarter and calendar-year 2014 financial statement, it was a mix of positive indicators and falling short against expectations. Overall earnings were up from the year before, though numbers didn’t post as high as analysts’ predictions. The increase in capital expenditures outpaced revenue gains over the year, as the company continues to add […]

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In advance of Tesla’s planned third-quarter earnings report next month, CEO Elon Musk disclosed global Model S sales in September were a record high, and North American sales are up 65 percent year over year. The data was provided by the briefest of disclosures: a tweet, and it’s been a favorite form of communication before […]

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If you haven’t noticed, Tesla is on an ambitious quest to prove the time of the EV is now. Or, with its Gigafactory battery plant proposed for outside Reno, Nevada, one might also say the time of the mass-produced EV is soon. To highlight some of the salient points about this monumental undertaking, we’ve compiled […]

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will review details and potential safety concerns surrounding the third Tesla Model S fire to occur in the past five weeks. Yesterday – ironically not far from Nissan’s Leaf factory in Smyrna, Tenn. – a Model S driven eastbound on Interstate 24 is believed to have struck a […]

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Yesterday Tesla Motors’ third quarter earnings were announced in an optimistically toned letter that highlighted everything positive it was doing around the world, and reported a modest gain by one accounting measure, and ultimately a loss. According to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Tesla reported a loss of $38 million on revenues of $431 on […]

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After informally gathering info on the one Tesla Model S fire known thus far to have happened, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will not open a formal investigation into the incident. Earlier this month in Seattle the electric car being driven by its owner on the highway is believed to have […]

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A report Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) shows Tesla Motors sold 32-times more “green car credits” than the next-highest seller between Oct 31, 2012 and Sept 30, 2013. Specifically, Tesla sold 1,311.52 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credits during this 12-month period, and for the period of this year through June, ZEV credit […]

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Aswath Damodaran, a New York University finance professor reputed to have predicted Apple’s peak, and Facebook’s low point has said in his blog that Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is presently overvalued by $100. In making his assertions, Damodoran has reportedly received angry comments from people betting on Tesla. Last week the stock rose into the low […]

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