Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown


Tesla Motors Made Its First Profit Last Month

December 12th, 2012 by  

Sometimes, projects or companies are not profitable for a long time, but if you truly believe in them, you may be willing to stick it out long enough to see things finally succeed.

Projects and companies that require large investments for payback that will accumulate years down the road can certainly make us nervous, and there are always many who think that the investments will never be regained.

I think we all know that Tesla Motors is one such company and has faced a lot of skepticism throughout the years. But the electric car pioneer just last week reported positive cash flow (the week before) for the first time in its history, something worth celebrating, and a good sign that Tesla has a bright future.

Here’s Founder & CEO Elon Musk’s Tweet:

Source: Gas 2.0

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  • It should be noted that TSLA did post a previous quarterly profit a few years back.

  • sandy222

    Agreed … way to much ads on this site … I’ll not be back.

    • i’m wondering if you’re seeing stuff i’m not, considering things ads that aren’t, or are just hypersensitive to ads.

  • JamesYesThatJames

    Interesting to note the ratio of space on this web page between useful content and extraneous ads and links.

    • Bob_Wallace

      Hey! Come on now. Don’t you want to see Zach cruising around in a Tesla S? ;o)

    • Extraneous links?

      Yep, we are a professional media unit that requires revenue to produce content. It’s surprising that the top cleantech site in the world has ads, isn’t it? Not at all, since it requires a lot of money to fund what our writers produce, and we couldn’t produce nearly what we do if we couldn’t pay people.

      Feel free to go ahead and only read sites that don’t have ads.

      • Long Time Lurker

        It might be the recently broken CSS that makes the hot posts take up four times the space they used to in Firefox that he is complaining about.

        • Hmm, didn’t know about this at all. And not seeing any issue when I check the site using Firefox. Could you send me more info (i.e. your system details) if this is persisting? (So I can get some tech guys on it.)

          • Long Time Lurker

            Seems to be fixed now.

      • JamesYesThatJames

        Well there are about 10 times as many ads on the page as there are complete sentences in the article. Call me crazy, but that strikes me as a bit odd.

        Here’s a good example of a site with a reasonable content to ad ratio:

        • i’m counting 7 ads/page. so you’re saying there isn’t a single complete sentence in each of our posts? sorry, but if you’ve got an issue, don’t make absurd statements that make you look off your rocker.

          i checked out the link you sent. it includes huge ads in the post that look like text of the post. very deceiving and disruptive. ours include 0-1 in-post ads that are obviously ads. not disruptive to reading the content. if people want to browse around and check out what else we’re featuring on our site, they will see the ads, but we’ve designed the site to specifically keep the ads from being overwhelming.

          as always, it’s your right to read a site or not. if you think our posts have fewer than 1 complete sentence in them, i’m confused as to why you are even here. ?

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