Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Quick Hits: Real Shocker, Distribution Point, Conservative Estimates & More

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Shocker: Elon Musk Humble About Tesla Stock (EVObsession)
Quite frankly, I think Elon Musk is one awesome dude. My impression is that he’s very honest (more so than perhaps any CEO I’ve ever know or followed) and humble (despite the fact that a ton of people think the opposite for some reason). I definitely get that he is confident and optimistic — think those characteristic traits have been some of the keys to his success. But I don’t see him as being arrogant. One of his latest interviews nails down these points for me even more. In the below interview with CNBC, Elon provides a real shocker of honesty, imho. He says, ”I actually think that the value of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) right now is…

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Tesla Motors Has Opened In The Netherlands Its First Assembly Plant In Europe (Auto-Types)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is now becoming a global brand. After the recent launch in China its capabilities are doubled by the opening of an assembly plant in the Netherlands. The launching of the Model S in Europe, as well as the opening of Tesla’s first showroom, goes hand in hand with an event of equal importance for the company. That event is the opening of the first European assembly lines working for Tesla, at the Tesla Motors factory found in the city of Tilburg, in the Netherlands. The new plant acts like a distribution point for customers interested in the Tesla Model S, from Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, and is strategically located at Tilburg.

Tesla Is Overvalued — But You Shouldn’t Sell (Fool)
A rise in Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock price now seems almost like an expected daily occurrence. Though the company is certainly firing on all cylinders, is this gain getting out of hand? Maybe. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to sell. Huge expectations Tesla plans to sell 21,000 fully electric Model S vehicles this year. Next year, it plans to sell 40,000. Ambitious, right? Not when these plans are viewed in the context of the company’s valuation. In order for Tesla’s current valuation to make sense, it will have to reach annual sales of about 500,000 vehicles. According to some conservative estimates, Tesla could earn $880 million per year in operating income at this level.

Why did the Tesla Model S get the highest safety score ever from the NHTSA? (Sys-Con)
Imagine where things could have been had electric vehicles not been hampered by the oil propaganda… Answer by Marc Hoag: Because during the roof crush test, the crushing machine exploded at around 4 Gs of force before the roof failed. That, and it nailed 5 stars in every single test, and numerically, actually exceeded a perfect 5.0. If you’re asking why it did so well, i.e., what about its construction allowed it to do so well, I can only speak to the frontal crash test and roll-over test:

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure Coming To PC In 2014 (Biogamergirl)
ATLUS and Big Finish Games have announced Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure which is the sixth installment in the PC adventure series. The game will be the first Tex Murphy game since 1998 and will release on PC in early 2014. …Things can get rough in post-WWIII apocalyptic San Francisco on a gumshoe like Tex Murphy, and ATLUS and Big Finish Games are making sure of it by partnering to publish Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure.

Electric car battery shortage? (CNBC)