More Big Moves for Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) has been on a remarkable roll lately. Its first-ever profit is just one of the factors driving the stock price to new highs. This past week, the electric-car maker made more news when it moved to pay back a big U.S. government loan nine years ahead of schedule.

In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at the Silicon Valley automaker's latest big moves -- and at what's next on the agenda for CEO Elon Musk and his crew.

Tesla's plan to disrupt the global auto business has yielded spectacular results. But giant competitors are already moving to disrupt Tesla. Will the company be able to fend them off? The Motley Fool answers this question and more in our most in-depth Tesla research available. Get instant access by clicking here now.

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  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 1:15 PM, cityperson wrote:

    I would like to know where Tesla is getting all this money additional money or the people that are/is proping up this Auto maker? I'm sure there are not that many people who want thrir vehicle.

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 1:35 PM, tigerade wrote:

    "I'm sure there are not that many people who want thrir vehicle."

    Shows how much you know. Ask Model S owners what they think about their car.

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 2:21 PM, anderj235 wrote:

    There are a lot more people that want it, but sadly many still cannot afford it.

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 2:29 PM, BilFoxsoapbox wrote:

    Energy credits - $63 million

    Profit - $15 million

    If they didn't have the energy credit scam

    REAL profit - LOSS $43 million

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 2:32 PM, BilFoxsoapbox wrote:

    Sorry, LOSS is $48 million

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 3:03 PM, Pixma25 wrote:

    @BilFoxsoapbox Do you feel the same about all tax breaks? For example : tax break for being a home owner, tax break for having children, tax break for being a long term investor....etc. I do.

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 4:46 PM, TomS1200 wrote:

    Glad they are paying the government back. However, I can not support government subsiding a company whose cars are so expensive. If the intent is to address the eco-problems, then we need solutions/cars that can be implemented by the masses, not the few elite. To me, these are just toys for the wealthy and do very little for America.

  • Report this Comment On May 26, 2013, at 7:54 PM, Albert0Knox wrote:

    Tesla has great reviews and a desirable product. Just like PCs or HDTVs. early adopters pay a premium. Electric cars could become a standard mode of transportation, vastly reducing pollution and our dependance on oil..

    Just like rural electrification, universal phone service, the interstate highway system, and the internet, it would not ever happen without government seed money.

  • Report this Comment On May 27, 2013, at 1:24 AM, jamesdan567 wrote:

    If you don't like the way Tesla is run, you should start your own electric car company and show us that you can do better.

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