Tesla Motors jumps in exchange
The small California manufacturer Tesla was born in 2003 and has specialized in the design and manufacture of cars powered solely by electricity, has just made its entry into the stock market.
In fact, it is the first American manufacturer do so since Ford in 1956.
His first day on the stock market was more profitable even if the latter has never been a sub, so far, with his roadster electric propulsion.
With this initiative, there was a downright bet on the future of the electric car that is played with the arrival listing of Tesla Motors.
The Californian company has been able to gather on this day memorable for nothing less than $ 226.1 million through 13.3 million shares issued at $ 17 each. According to the forecasts of the company were sold beyond 2 million shares more than is intended.
Must also say that the amount collected, Tesla Motors will benefit from $ 200 million, of which it has need. In addition, the company has signed agreements with Toyota and Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) so that they can take advantage of technological advances of small manufacturer or inject big bucks for him to develop. To all this is added a long-term loan of U.S. $ 465 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.
So has his first day on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange New York action has jumped 40.53% to $ 23.8 stabilize has a closure.
A copy autonomy
Pretty roadster produced by Tesla currently has a range of around 400 kilometers. A given which demonstrates that it is possible to build an electric car with a good battery life, even if there is always room for improvement in this chapter.
The profitability of the company should normally be at the rendezvous at the output of the S sedan scheduled for 2013. A luxurious all electric car whose backlog already exceeds the 2,000 units and that extends over months. Here we are talking about a car that would cost around $ 50 000 U.S. equivalent is a price half that of the Roadster currently available.
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