Today, analysts Austin Smith and Blake Bos look at one of the auto industry's most interesting companies: Tesla Motors. Blake points out that the company is priced for perfection and suffers from a chicken-and-egg problem of building out a sufficient network of charging stations before it has a shot at becoming a truly viable automobile manufacturer. 

While its visionary CEO, Elon Musk, isn't someone you want to bet against, with Tesla he may very well have bitten off more than he can chew.

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