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Tesla passes Ford in market value

4th Apr 17 9:32 am

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Tesla’s has passed Ford in market value after shares in the firm added more than seven per cent.

At the close of trading, Tesla had a market value of $49bn (£38bn) whereas Ford’s value sat at $46bn.

Tesla saw its shares rise on Monday after it made the announcement of managing to reach record car deliveries in the first three months of the year.

The company managed to deliver more than 25,000 cars in just the first quarter, this up 70 per cent from the same quarter as last year.

Tesla delivered a total of 76,000 electric cars last year.

Ben Kallo, energy technology analyst at Robert W Baird, said: “Five years ago no one knew what a Tesla was. Now people want a Tesla. It has usurped BMW as an aspirational car,”

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