“There is a way for the Tesla Model S to be recharged throughout the country faster than you could fill a gas tank.” – Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is absolutely on fire in Thursday’s market. As of 2 p.m. Eastern, the stock was rolling along at north of $73 a share, up more than 30 percent from its open thanks to a dominant quarterly earnings report Wednesday followed by a scintillating review of its Model S by Consumer Reports that put the car in very elite company. But because the engineers at Consumer Reports were just so nit-picky, it gave Tesla CEO Elon Musk some fodder for a hint at something that is coming from the company soon – though he does not say when.
Though Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S a score of 99 out of 100 in its review – raving about everything from its Porsche-like handling to its Audi-like interior – to make it the highest-rated car by the magazine since the 2007 Lexus LS 460L, there were a couple small criticisms. CR apparently deducted its one point for the design of the car making it difficult to see out the rear window, and what it deemed an excessive amount of time to recharge the battery for another 200-mile drive.
And it is this latter “fault” that prompted Musk to tweet Thursday afternoon. His counter to the long “refueling” was formed in this provocative hint when he tweeted: “There is a way for the Tesla Model S to be recharged throughout the country faster than you could fill a gas tank.”
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Well, we can’t say much in response to that, because Tesla last fall revealed it was building out “supercharger” stations that would eventually cover the country, so we can only presume that Consumer Reports might have tried one of these stations for its recharging stop. Well naturally, the Twitter-verse popped a bit, as several commenters followed Musk’s tweet with requests for him to elaborate to answer his own riddle. A couple of respondents gave their own ideas when they suggested battery changes.
Musk didn’t elaborate. He only mentioned later that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) would have a worldwide announcement regarding the answer to his riddle.What do you think? Do you have any guesses as to what this worldwide announcement by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) might be? What is your overall take on the stock and the company as it heads for th stratosphere on the markets? Let us know in the comments section below.
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