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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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Acknowledged as America’s top stock picker before the financial crisis of 2008, Kenneth Heebner purchased 215,000 shares of Tesla Motors in the second quarter this year to include in his CGM Focus Fund while shedding shares of Blackrock Inc. and Toll Brothers. His Boston-based firm, Capital Growth Management LP, also purchased 9.82 million shares of […]

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Are the short sellers having a heyday? Is Wall Street having a blast playing Tesla stock? Those and other suggestions have been made, but what can be said factually is TSLA is presently down from an opening price of $149.43 by 5.6 percent, or $144.45 per share on NASDAQ following an analyst’s downgrade by Lazard […]

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Minutes ago, Tesla Motors released its latest shareholder letter divulging results from its second quarter this year. The start-up from Fremont, Calif. reports net income (non-GAAP) increased by 70 percent to $26 million over Q1. Sales for Q2 were a record of 5,150 Model S sedans to North America. The total since launch is now […]

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