Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): The Company Proves It is All About Range

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been leading the electric vehicle pack, but an announcement by CEO Elon Musk last week proves why it has a huge advantage over competitors: It is dropping a small battery pack for the Model S, focusing on longer-range vehicles that competitors can’t match. This will benefit Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s current vehicles as well as its drivetrain supply business with Mercedes and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM).

The biggest uncertainty facing Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) now is whether it will be able to fend off its big-name competitors.

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