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1st Gear: Unexpectedly, Tesla May Have Lost More Than Expected
Bloomberg reports this morning that Tesla may have seen its loss widen in 2011's final quarter. We can't imagine why. Well, other than the Model S sedan isn't expected to go into production until mid-2012 — and that they've killed the $109,000 Roadster and a replacement isn't coming until 2015 — and Tesla's main revenue source right now is supplying battery packs to Toyota and Daimler. Oh, and taking deposits from people on the Tesla Model X crossover unveiled last week. Bloomberg's estimate from 12 analysts was for a loss, excluding some items, of 63 cents a share. We won't know for sure, however, until the company releases quarterly results tomorrow.