Most start-ups dream of a week like the one Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) just had. Late on Wednesday, the company reported its first-ever quarterly profit -- and sent its shares soaring. Then on Thursday, Consumer Reports anointed its Model S as equal to the best cars it had ever tested, an immense seal of approval for the company's innovative new ride.
In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear takes a closer look at Tesla's latest earnings report -- and at the feisty electric-car maker's prospects for the rest of 2013 and beyond.
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