Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) reported its first-ever quarterly profit earlier in May, and its share price soared. Now, Tesla is taking advantage in a good way, by selling more stock to pay back a controversial government loan years ahead of schedule.

In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at Tesla's plan to pay back taxpayers early -- and at what it says about Tesla's savvy management going forward.

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