Shares of electric-auto maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) are up more than 5% after the stock got an upgrade from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) . As a growing business, Tesla Motors can certainly use the bump, although there's no guarantee as to how (or whether) its strategy and weak points will improve as a result.
Tim Draper, one of Tesla Motors' high-profile investors, has said that Detroit's "Big Three" automakers should admit defeat on electric cars and leave that space to Tesla. Looking particularly at the success of the Ford Focus, though, this statement seems not only unfounded, but also quite naive.
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