“We think it’s a fantastic car, one that folks who buy premium vehicles will love to have. It handles well. It’s got great power. And it meets the range criteria for most drivers,” he says.
And he thinks the growth potential is enormous.
“The addressable market for premium cars is about 2.5 million vehicles,” Rusch tells us. “And our projection for 2013 is sales of 21,000 for Tesla. That gives them less than 1% of the market globally.”
Rusch has a buy rating on the stock and a $39 prices target.
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