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Musk only needs half the time given to pay loan

Electric vehicle maker Tesla received a loan from the U.S. Department of Energy to the tune of $465 million. The automaker has until the end of the decade pay off the loan, but CEO Elon Musk believes that Tesla will be able to pay off the entire loan in half the time.

The loan was granted to Tesla under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program and allowed the automaker to retool an automotive manufacturing plant in California. Tesla uses that plant to produce the Model S electric vehicle, and has recently stated that it will be able to produce 20,000 of the sedans during 2013.

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Despite seeing a significant increase in revenue, the automaker lost nearly $90 million during the last quarter and lost approximately $400 million during all of 2012. This news sent Tesla shares downward last week.
Musk also got personally involved in a dustup with the New York Times over what he saw as an unfair and dishonest review of the Model S. According to Musk, the bad publicity cost the company $100 million.

Source: Technology Review

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RE: Great photo
By Reclaimer77 on 2/28/2013 7:14:17 PM , Rating: 2
Okay I apparently cannot have a fiscal debate with you, because you've created your own economic theory where traditional metrics used to measure economic activity and health are "things of the past" now. Arbitrarily, because you said so. GDP is a thing of the past? That's...that's brilliant.

Good luck shoveling that when our economy collapses...

RE: Great photo
By Mint on 2/28/2013 7:44:59 PM , Rating: 2
If I said $2 gas is a thing of the past, that doesn't mean I think the traditional metric of dollars is a thing of the past, genius.

But if you want to show off your strawman construction ability, go ahead...

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