Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) News: Five-Star Rating, Hovering Stock & Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Tesla’s roof so strong it broke crush-test machine (PNJ)
As crash-test boasts go, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is claiming a good one: The roof of its Model S electric sedan is apparently so strong that it broke a testing machine during independent validation of its government crash-test scores. Roof-crush strength was just one of the reasons that Tesla says its electric car just came up with a five-star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing. Five stars is NHTSA’s top rating. While other plug-in electric models have overall five-star ratings, a perfect five for each of the three test scores is relatively rare.

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Are we being too optimistic on Tesla? (BusinessSpectator)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its chief executive Elon Musk can seemingly do no wrong, at least in the eyes of investors. The company’s stock is hovering near $US150 a share, around four times where it began the year. When it topped $50 back in April, people expected a pullback. It didn’t come. It then cleared $100 and analysts lined up to warn of an imminent correction. It didn’t last. Now the multi-billion dollar question is: can it keep rolling past $150?

Apple Has Its Ecosystem, Tesla Has Its Infrastructure (DailyFinance)
Imagine taking any road trip in the U.S. without spending a dime on gas. Thanks to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), this reality is just around the corner. And this is the primary reason I think that bears are underestimating Tesla. …When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPhone, the company had already built the world’s largest digital store. The digital store gave the new iPhone meaning. It gave it context. Then, with millions of credit cards already on file, Apple was able to introduce the App Store to customers already buying digital products from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), further strengthening its ecosystem.

Trophy headline for Tesla (CNBC)

Tesla (TSLA) Just Got Another Rave Review (WallStreetPit)
According to a release issued on Tuesday by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] gave to the best-selling U.S. electric car, the highest score a car can get. Tesla’s ‘Model S’ got 5.4, with five stars being the best. “Yes,” writes Travis Okulski at Jalopnik. “It broke the scale.” Tesla says that the Model S, which has already been getting great reviews, and won “Car of the Year” from Motor Trend, did exceptionally well by scoring a 5-star rating in each safety category — front-end crash, side crash and rollover crash.