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Tesla’s Improbable Megafactory

Take a look at Tesla’s stock and you’ll see a 800% increase in the past 14 months, much of which happened in about 14 weeks. So what happened? Were investors turned off to the electric car revolution and suddenly had a change of heart? We had all seen the power of the Tesla Roadster long ago and knew the Model S would have a wider consumer appeal. Did investors just not have enough information to better value the company?

There’s no one reason to point a finger at, but one thing is for sure — few people believed their robotic controlled megafactory would ever hit 100% functionality. When investors got wind of the fact that its operations were indeed feasible, the stock exploded. I really enjoyed this look inside the factory:

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