Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Believes Market Is Being Very “Generous”

Posted Sep 2, 2013

Recently the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S sedan was named as the safest car on the road by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Earlier this month, we reported that Tesla Motors opened 7 more Superchargers in Oregon and Norway.  The company also opened up an assembly plant in the Netherlands.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is now worth around $20.52 billion in terms of market cap, putting them at about double Fiat’s size and around one-third of Ford Motor Company.  About a year ago, they were trading at around $28 per share and today it is at $169.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) chief executive officer Elon Musk is wary about the high expectations that the market is putting on the company.

?I actually think ? the market is being very generous,? stated Musk in an interview with CNBC. ?And they?re obviously giving us a lot of credit for future execution. So we?ll do our best to honor the faith the market has placed in us. ? I really feel like the valuation we have right now is more than we have any right we have to deserve, honestly. ? We need to make sure we really knock the ball out of the park over the coming years.?