Tesla Motors, Inc.: The First U.S. Car Company IPO Since 1956

Tesla Motors, Inc.: The First U.S. Car Company IPO Since 1956

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Abstract

Tesla Motors, Inc. is in the business of developing, manufacturing, and selling technology for high-performance electric automotives and power train components. Hoping to develop a greater worldwide acceptance of electric vehicles as an alternative to the traditional internal combustion, petroleum based vehicles that dominate the market, Telsa is the first company that commercially produced a federally compliant electric vehicle with the design styling and performance characteristics of a high-end performance automobile. Telsa currently offers one vehicle, the Roadster, for sale, as well as supplying electric power train components to Daimler for use in its Smart EV automobile. Additionally, Tesla has a partnership with Toyota Motors to develop and supply an electric power train for Toyota’s Rav4 SUV.

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