Quarterly earnings may also reflect how important China has been as a market for the company's electric vehicles.
The announcement fell short of what investors were expecting.
Investors will see more shares, but at a lower price.
They've broken ground on a battery facility that could help the utility meet state energy storage requirements.
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Investors believe EVs are closing in on the internal combustion engine in terms of driving range and cost of ownership.
The plant is situated in a California COVID-19 hot spot.
It's the automaker's third profitable quarter in a row.
Last year seemed a troubled one for Tesla. And now? Its stock has more than doubled since October.
The German automaker gets serious about EVs.