Tesla to Raise $1B Fund for Model 3

He'll participate in the capital raise by purchasing $25m of common stock, the company said. The company says the offerings will strengthen its balance sheet and reduce risks from scaling up to produce the $35,000 Model 3 electric vehicle starting in July. Tesla expects to spend between $2 billion and $2.5 billion in capital expenditures ahead of the start of Model 3 production in 2017, up from $1.3 billion in 2016. The interruption of production of the S and X models for maintenance of equipment and installation of new machines for The Model 3 led to this hypothesis quickly confirmed by the Reuters news agency.

The company is preparing for the fastest growth period it has experienced as they prepare to launch the Model 3. The stock closed during normal trading hours at $255.73 a share, down $2.27 for the day, then jumped 2.2% to $261.40.

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The offering will cushion the balance sheet of the youngest publicly held United States auto maker, which is ramping up spending ahead of the Model 3's arrival. Musk told investors during the third-quarter earnings call that Tesla's "current financial plan does not require any capital raise for Model 3 at all". Autocar notes that Tesla will likely not unveil the Model Y until next year and production will likely kick into gear the year after that.

Conventional automakers seem to have pretty much worked their way through the five stages of Tesla.

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A recent regulatory filing made by Tesla contains plans for the issuing of $750m in convertible debt, as well as $250m in stock to ensure consistent progress and trajectory.

Musk expressed confidence in an earnings call at the time that Tesla electric auto production would climb to 500,000 next year. And the company is now looking to ramp up its production efforts to achieve its delivery target. The company's $41bn market value makes it nearly as big as Nissan and not far off from Ford, rivals that sell millions of cars a year.

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Autocar exclusively reported this Wednesday that the next vehicle in line for Tesla Motors could debut as soon as 2019. Underwriters can buy another 15 percent, which would bring the total proceeds to about $1.15 billion.