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Despite Tesla Successes the Company May Not Be Ripe for Takeover

Despite Tesla Successes the Company May Not Be Ripe for Takeover

Jun 25 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Musk may not want to sell

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has been in the news a lot lately. The company paid off its federal loans years early and has one of the few truly successful electric vehicles on the market. Some...

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Despite Tesla Successes the Company May Not Be Ripe for Takeover

Jun 25 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Musk may not want to sell

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has been in the news a lot lately. The company paid off its federal loans years early and has one of the few truly successful electric vehicles on the market. Some believe that the fact that Tesla had paid off its government loans so early could make the company ripe for takeover. However, Tesla may not be as likely a takeover target has some analysts believe.

Tesla's loans with the Department of Energy had verbiage reports Bloomberg that limited Tesla's ability to sell itself. With those loans paid off the company can now sell to whoever it wants to. However, factors limiting Tesla's ability to sell remain. Perhaps the largest of those factors is the fact that Tesla CEO Elon Musk may not want to sell his company.

Potential suitors may also be concerned that Tesla has only just now reported its first quarterly profit in its 10-year history. Tesla is currently trading stock for 816 times its estimated earnings for 2013. That values the company at over $5 billion.

 
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Ford Offers to License Its Police “Surveillance Mode” Camera Tech to Other Cop-Car Makers

Sep 19 2014 9:08pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve sat in parking lots, bored, and switched on the backup camera feed to watch who’s behind us. Now Ford has brought this idea to its logical and safety-oriented conclusion for its Police Interceptor models: If someone walks too close to the rear, the parking sensors beep, the doors lock, and the windows roll up. Ford calls this trick “Surveillance Mode” and bills it as “a first line of defense from po ...
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Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade

Sep 19 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Model S real-time traffic information for the ...
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Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade to Model S

Sep 19 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Model S real-time traffic information for the first ...
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2 days ago

The Tesla Model S Raises The Suspension Based On Location

Sep 19 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla is out with one of its more elaborate software updates to the Model S, and among the list of features is a new location-based air suspension setting that remembers when you need additional ground clearance and lifts the car automagically. ...
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IRS won't, or can't, reveal how many plug-in vehicle tax credits are left

Sep 18 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive The IRS has set up a page to help track individual automaker sales figures, but it's a complete mess. One of the benefits of driving a plug-in vehicle these days is a federal tax credit worth up to $7,500. Officially called IRC 30D, this credit is intended to make the high cost of new EVs sting less for early adopters. Of course, free government money doesn't last forever, and when the ...
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Nissan Leaf + Nissan Frontier = The World’s Only Zero-Emissions Leafamino

Sep 18 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Here’s some evidence that the engineers at Nissan’s technical center in Stanfield, Arizona, know how to have fun. As shown by the Nissan-supplied video below, that group needed a hauler to help them shuttle stuff around the grounds, and while they could have just used an old Titan or Frontier, they instead chose to build something far, far more rad. Working in the secrecy of a garage somewhere on the premises, durability and reliability engineers Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet s ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Natural-Gas Stepchildren, Iron Butt Record, Has Tesla Beaten Dealers? Today's Car News

Sep 18 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

If you've never heard of the Iron Butt Assocation, you may not be a motorcycle rider--but you'll be interested in the first electric bike rider to win the honor. Plus a crack in the dealer opposition to Tesla Motors, and some encouraging news on wind and solar energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What happ ...
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Tesla Says New Jersey Regulators Can't Stop Direct Sales

Sep 18 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

In April the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission revoked Tesla's dealership licence in the state. Currently there are two pieces of legislation due for a vote in the fall that could allow Tesla to operate. But the automaker claims that the state regulators didn't have the authority ...
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Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Sep 18 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto concludes with the following remarkable sentences: We can keep Tesla busy defending what are basically nuisance suits. ...
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Car And Driver: Is electricity safe?

Sep 17 2014 7:41pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Car And Driver: Is electricity safe? Lt. Jim Dangle: At the time of this writing, there's simply no way to test that.Read more.. ...
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