What Challenges Are Arising Against Tesla Motors' Stock?

Tesla Motors stock is down since reporting earnings, but fundamentally nothing has changed about the company. In fact, it's investors who got ahead of themselves in valuing this stock. 

The true challenges for Tesla come in the next few years as other automakers introduce increasingly competitive vehicles. Ford is betting that its Focus Electric can give it a foothold in the market and Nissan and GM have eyes on the electric vehicle space as well. But the biggest competition may be coming from Germany, where BMW's i8 is being developed with specs that can match the performance of the Model S in many ways. If BMW can get it right, then Tesla's monopoly on high-performance EVs will be over. 

Erin Miller sat down with Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium to hear just what investors should be watching for in the future.

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Erin Miller has no position in any stocks mentioned. Fool contributor Travis Hoium has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends BMW, Ford, General Motors, and Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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With all the negative publicity against TSLA, one wonders who stands to gain from all this bad publicity. The oil industry perhaps, auto competitors, dealership, and or the union. The fires from the Model S, I read from another articles, one readers saw a burning car on the side of the road (its not TSLA) makes me wonder why is that not reported, and yet you read all kinds of news about Model S, I strongly believe this company are being single out. In regards to accident in the TSLA plant I''m' sorry about what happen there. But does any one wonder why OSHA is created? When it was NUMMI before TSLA took over someone in stamping got killed, one got run over by a forklift, got burn by 1000 degreesTorque in the arm etc. With all this companies how many had industrial accident that wasn't publized.

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