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Is Obama's Failed Spending Plan a Boon for Tesla Motors?

By Tim Beyers and Erin Miller - Apr 9, 2013 at 6:02PM

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Rival Fisker Automotive appears headed for bankruptcy.

Don't be surprised if Fisker Automotive joins Solyndra as the next political football to plague the Obama administration. Fisker, a maker of electric vehicles and a peer of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) that received $193 million in federal aid, has fired three-quarters of its workforce and faces a possible bankruptcy filing.

Do Fisker's troubles bode poorly for Tesla? In the following interview with The Motley Fool's Erin Miller, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova says Tesla is thriving thanks to outsized demand and lucrative partnerships with Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) and Mercedes-Benz. Please watch this short video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know whether you like Tesla stock at current levels.

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