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

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:

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