The electric automaker is valued at $52.08 billion USD.

After surpassing Ford in late March with a record market capitalization of $45.47 billion (all figures USD), Tesla is now reportedly worth more than auto giant General Motors, so says Wall Street. GM currently sits at $51.23 billion, while Tesla has a total valuation of $52.08 billion.

According to our partners at InsideEVs, Tesla is now the highest valued American automaker, and falls only slightly behind Honda in overall value; the Japanese automaker has a market valuation of $53.08 billion. Even more impressive is that Tesla stock is currently over $300 for the first time ever. A high of $303.70 was achieved at 11:09 AM EST this morning. You can keep track of Tesla stock in real time at this link.

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This recent boom in stock and overall value can be attributed in part to the company outperforming sales in quarter one, delivering more than 25,000 EVs, a 69 percent increase from 2016. Not to mention the upcoming arrival of the highly-anticipated Model 3. Still, the company has yet to post a full-year profit in its relatively short 13-year history.

 

 

First deliveries of the Model 3 are expected to take place in July, with production ramping up later in the year to satisfy the more than 325,000 pre-orders. Though we still don’t know all the details about the upcoming "more affordable" EV, rumours suggest it will have a range of at least 215 miles (346 kilometres) and a price tag of around $35,000.

 

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Already we've seen the Model 3 testing on public roads, and the company has managed to raise $1.2 billion in capital to fund the launch. 

Source: InsideEVs

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