“The Palo Alto company is also building a $5-billion battery factory in Nevada. Many analysts are wondering whether it can maintain enough cash flow to see those projects to completion.
Kelley’s Brauer pointed out that state incentives for buyers of electric cars, which have helped power Tesla’s success, will be expiring over the next few years. Brauer believes Musk “is going to run out of tax rebates before he gets to the real world consumer.”
Tesla’s shares slid $11.24, or 5.3%, to $200.11. Shares of SolarCity fell even further, closing down $1.88, or 9.1%, to $18.78.”