D he investors are convinced that the Companies will play an important role in the transition from internal combustion engines to electric drives in cars.
Tesla is the partner of choice for large car manufacturers
Tesla succeeded, although the environment on Tuesday (June 30th) was everything else than was friendly. The US leading index Dow Jones lost almost 3 percent. Investors feared that the economic recovery would stall. The stocks of the only US auto company still listed, Ford, even lost 5 percent in value.
Ford was the last automaker to go public in the United States in 1956. Brokers had been waiting for Tesla with correspondingly great tension. The company has consistently made losses since it was founded, but given its experience in building electric cars, it is considered the partner of choice for many major players in the industry. Daimler and Toyota are already involved.
Tesla has made a name for itself with its 'Roadster' electric sports car, which costs a good $ 100,000. US media customers include actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The car only needs 3.9 seconds to accelerate to 100 km /h, the end is only at 200 km /h. One battery charge is enough for around 400 kilometers.