Tesla Motors has reached an important milestone in July when the overall profitability of the company has reached about $ 1 million of income on gross revenues of $ 20 million.
Since Tesla is a private company, it is not obliged to disclose its accounts or to give details on its sales. Thus, Tesla was very selective about the information it has published.
Profitability comes mainly from improved margins on the Roadster 2, the second iteration of the sports car. July was the best month for deliveries with 109 Roadster placed in the hands of customers.
This in itself is a significant achievement. The average price of a Tesla is $ 130,000 with options.
Also note that Daimler has acquired a stake in Tesla (10%) in May and supports the development of batteries and electric motors.
The Tesla Roadster 2, which is already under construction and delivery has a range of improvements.
These include heating, ventilation and air conditioning more powerful, more comfortable seats and a dashboard of more luxurious.
The Roadster is six times more energy efficient than other comparable sports cars.
It costs about $ 4 to fully charge – a bargain even if gasoline cost less than $ 1 per gallon ($ 0.26 a liter).
Tesla sells cars in California (Menlo Park and West Los Angeles), the City of New York, Seattle and London.
The company is expanding its network of showrooms this summer with store openings in Chicago, southern Florida, Washington DC, Toronto, Munich and Monaco.
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