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  • Is Tesla’s Rally a Matter of Irrational Exuberance?

    By Lior Cohen - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: NSANY.PK, TSLA, TM

    I have recently came across an interesting article in the Fool’s network regarding the valuation of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) and if investing in the company’s stock is prudent. This made me think about the staggering growth of Tesla’s stock during the year (nearly 330%), which raises some questions about the value of Tesla.  for instance, is this company’s valuation off the charts? Do Tesla’s more »

  • 7 Things to Know about Battery Electric Vehicles

    By Pamela Peerce-Landers - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tired of spending $2,000 a year on gasoline? You may be interested in one of the Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV's) available in the US today. There are considerable differences in how various manufacturers are approaching this market which impact you, the buyer.

    I will compare the lowest trim offerings of 6 companies: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMCmore »)

  • The High-End Electric Car Market Just Got Serious

    By Reuben Brewer - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXY, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has had a virtual lock on the high end of the electric car market until now. The Volt, Leaf, and Prius all target the lower end. But BMW's (NASDAQOTH: BAMXY) new i3 is squarely aimed at Tesla's core customer.

    A Near Miss

    Only a short time ago, Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) decided to delay its all electric Infinity by at least a year so it could more »

  • The Newest Trend for Japan's Big 3

    By Will Chavey - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    Recently, I wrote about why I think General Motors (NYSE: GM)’s cost-cutting strategies will drastically improve its bottom line. Apparently, Japanese automakers agree. During the first half of 2013, each member of Japan’s “Big 3” announced plans to adopt strategies similar to those that GM recently began.

    What GM started

    Rival automakers Ford (NYSE: F) and Volkswagen actually headlined the movement, with Ford's cost-cutting measures set to more »

  • Tesla Shouldn’t Laugh At the i3

    By Sam Mattera - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    On Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent earnings call, CEO Elon Musk openly laughed at BMW’s (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF) new electric car, the i3.

    To be fair, the i3 is hardly comparable to Tesla’s Model S -- the former is a mid-priced electric car, the later is a high-performance luxury vehicle.

    But Tesla benefits from the introduction of more plug-in hybrids, and should vigorously applaud BMW’s decision to produce a more »

  • The Mantle for Electric Car Supremacy Is up for Grabs

    By Awais Malik - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: F, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    The electric car is catching on due to increased competition among automakers. Furthermore, the trend of electric vehicles is also becoming increasingly realistic as recharging infrastructure and innovative technologies to reduce charging time are introduced. At the moment, numerous iterations of electric and gasoline powered cars are also available on the market, which makes the fuel-cost eradicating electric option very attractive.

    Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S has been a more »

  • In a Risky Market, Safe Stocks Are Often not the Answer

    By Will Chavey - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: HINOY, NSANY.PK, TM

    It’s no secret that investors often look for “safer” investments during periods of uncertainty. And so, as investors and analysts approach the upcoming months with a combination of trepidation and cautious optimism, many investors may start to move toward those low-risk stocks. Here’s the catch, though: That’s not always a good move.

    What makes an investment “safe?" Presumably, when it’s less risky. For example, a savings more »

  • Strong Sales in July Call for a Look at Japanese Car Stocks

    By Awais Malik - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    With a weaker yen, Japanese car manufacturers now have a competitive advantage in pricing their feature-packed cars in the American market. That being said, growth potential is slowly drifting away from the developed world and towards the developing economies. At a time when woes surround the European car manufacturers amid disappointing sales and slow growth, the Japanese car manufacturers are mounting a solid challenge.

    A tamer Japanese currency and the more »

  • After All the Hoopla, Why Rush For an Electric Car?

    By Reuben Brewer - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: NSANY.PK, TSLA, TM

    When Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) first turned a profit it was a good buy. Now, after a massive share price advance, it's overpriced. Nissan's (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) decision to delay its own high-end all-electric auto is proof.

    The Tipping Point

    A startup going from losing money to turning its first profit can be an important inflection point. Very often this is when earnings start to grow rapidly for at least more »

  • Acura’s NSX -- The “Next Big Thing”

    By Evan Buck - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, NSANY.PK, POAHY.PK, POAHF

    Acura, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC), has just tweeted the first teaser picture of an NSX second generation prototype. This new NSX is a hybrid-electric supercar and a revival of the first generation Acura NSX. Acura is planning on putting out the NSX to the market in 2015.

    Will this sleek new electric car turbocharge Honda and Acura moving forward, or will competitors like more »

  • AT&T and Sirius XM Working to Convert Nissan Cars Into Smartphones On Wheels

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: T, GM, NSANY.PK, SIRI

    The future of a driver-less car remains uncertain. However, automakers are working in alliance with other companies to give their buyers a driver-less experience. The second largest US wireless operator AT&T (NYSE: T) joined forces with Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI) and entered into a deal to work on an Onstar-like telematics system for Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) cars. The telecom provider would give mobile connectivity to Sirius XM telematics system more »

  • Finding the Best Japanese Automaker

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    When discussing the top Japanese automakers, its hard not to focus on their electric vehicle operations. After all, Japan has shown tremendous innovation in the market over the last several years, and the EV market presents enormous possible gains in the years ahead.

    Toyota ups anti in EV market

    Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) is rumored to be increasing its lithium-ion battery production by six times. While it may appear at more »

  • An Opportunity Coming With Tesla's Q2 Earnings

    By Frédéric Lambert - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been on the rise in the past 4 months. Mostly because of the Q1 earnings, but more recently due to some optimist analysts predicting better than expected Q2 results released on July 22. One of those optimists is Elaine Kwel from the research firm Jefferies. In her report, she estimated that the company is poised to deliver 5,000 cars in the second quarter. 500 more more »

  • Automakers Slashing Prices of Electric Cars

    By Eileen Rojas - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, NSANY.PK

    Electric cars are not selling as well expected as consumers don’t appear to be warming up to this new technology. While mass appeal takes time to set in, how are automakers responding to the lack of consumer demand?

    According to NBCNews, Ford (NYSE: F) has issued the latest price cut as it lowered the price on its Focus EV by $4,000 with a new MSRP for the model more »

  • Tesla: How To Safely Be A Bear In This Overvalued Stock

    By Kevin Quon - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

     

     

    High-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has very quickly outpaced most conventional metrics of a fair valuation when it comes to its latest stock performance. The company's stock has risen over 250% over the last 6 months and over 190% in the last 3 months alone. As the company continues to excel even as the electric vehicle market struggles to gain traction, investors have come to place more »

  • The Market Loves Tesla, but Analyst Opinions Are Mixed

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    No doubt about it, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is the market's hottest stock. Up over 245% this year alone the company has made some investors very rich -- but after these gains, the stock and the company look overvalued. At current prices the company trades at 133 times forward earnings and nearly 80 times book value, for a value investors like me, these numbers appear unbelievable.

    Many analysts on Wall more »

  • The Tesla Recall: Bears See a Cloud; Bulls See a Silver Lining

    By Scott Levine - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Politicians. Automakers. Auto owners. It’s fair to say that most people don’t like recalls. This one is different. Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent voluntary recall of its Model S sedans is yet another sign of how the company is distinguishing itself from other companies.

    Tesla announced the recall due to concerns that a rear-seat latch could malfunction in a crash. On Tesla’s blog, Elon Musk, Chairman and more »

  • Tesla Motors: 3 Bear Arguments That Should Hibernate

    By BA McKenna - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DDAIF.PK, NSANY.PK, TSLA, VLKAY | Editor's Choice

    While I agree there are some solid bear -- along with bull -- arguments for Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), these three common bear arguments should hibernate:

    1. The Model S is more expensive than other EVs (and hybrids)

    This argument goes like this: "The Model S is more expensive than its main competition, the Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) Leaf and GM's Chevy Volt." The writer then goes on to conclude that Tesla more »

  • Here Is One Less Excuse Not to Invest in Tesla

    By Criag Adeyanju - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

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    Photo credit: Wikimedia commons

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) unveiled a new system that would allow its EV drivers to swap battery packs in about 90 seconds, a duration that's way less than the time it takes to fill up a conventional car at a gas station. Tesla plans to install these new battery-swapping systems throughout its network of supercharging stations, which the company is already building.

    According to Elon Musk more »

  • The Last Straw for Tesla Motors

    By Joel Wasserman - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Some complain that Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is trading too high, at a P/E of over 90. I beg to differ. Tesla has gotten nothing but great press lately, and why shouldn't they? A 99 out of a 100 by Consumer Reports, AND Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, I mean wow! People are raving about the performance and beauty of this car, so what was that more »

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