Source: Tesla Motors
quote: Tesla got a $465 million loan from the DOE in 2010 as part of an Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program. The company, which has made some previous payments, had nine more years to pay off the loan.
quote: Tesla Motors, just cut the government a $451.8 million check, which means that Tesla has paid off its entire Department of Energy loan plus interest.
quote: Interest rates on the loans range from 0.9 percent to 3.4 percent, according to the filing. The loans must be fully repaid in 10 years, Ahuja said.