Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Are The Numbers Real?

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October 21, 2013 10:30am NYSE:GEX

ETF SpotlightRichard Engdahl sits down with the Fool’s own John Rosevear to discuss the auto industry. Now The Motley Fool’s senior auto analyst, John says that it all started with his 2009 article, “Talk Me Out of Buying This Stock” (about Ford  (NYSE:F) — still one of his favorites).


Today he offers an in-depth look at Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)  and the electric vehicle market, as well as Chrysler’s unique situation with Fiat  (NASDAQOTH:FIATY).

In this video segment, John says that Tesla hasn’t been very forthcoming about its actual numbers, but some say the automaker’s sales target may be on the order of 500,000 vehicles a year. Certainly Tesla is enjoying a high volume of orders as it begins to ramp up production, but will that translate into long-term demand?

Watch the video below for full details:

Complete List Of Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (GEX) Holdings

Constituent Name  ↑↓ Constituent Ticker  ↑↓ Weighting   ↑↓
Tesla Motors Inc TSLA US 14.94%
Eaton Corp PLC ETN US 9.41%
Cree Inc CREE US 8.5%
Vestas Wind Systems A/S VWS DC 6.41%
Enel Green Power SpA EGPW IM 4.89%
China Longyuan Power Group Corp 916 HK 4.31%
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd 3800 HK 4.26%
EnerSys Inc ENS US 4.15%
First Solar Inc FSLR US 3.85%
Covanta Holding Corp CVA US 3.57%
Cosan Ltd CZZ US 3.48%
Kurita Water Industries Ltd 6370 JP 3.27%
Polypore International Inc PPO US 2.98%
International Rectifier Corp IRF US 2.51%
SunEdison Inc SUNE US 2.45%
Power Integrations Inc POWI US 2.25%
Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA GAM SM 2.1%
Itron Inc ITRI US 2.09%
Veeco Instruments Inc VECO US 1.9%
Westport Innovations Inc WPT CN 1.9%
Energy Development Corp EDC PM 1.77%
EDP Renovaveis SA EDPR PL 1.7%
SunPower Corp SPWR US 1.36%
SolarCity Corp SCTY US 1.27%
Clean Energy Fuels Corp CLNE US 1.17%
Verbund AG VER AV 1.05%
AVX Corp AVX US .9%
Dongfang Electric Corp Ltd 1072 HK .75%
SMA Solar Technology AG S92 GR .47%
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd 2208 HK .39%
Other/Cash -.04%

Total Constituents Found: 32


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