Why Tesla Has a Target on Its Back

Thanks to luck, pluck and its brilliant execution of the Model S luxury sedan, Tesla has been flying high. But how long can it last?

Time for Tesla to share the road.

Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Thanks to luck, pluck and its brilliant execution of the Model S luxury sedan, Tesla has been flying high. Buoyed by visions of a self-driving car "utopia," the Silicon Valley startup has garnered a market capitalization that's nearly twice as high as that of the hottest-selling automaker in the U.S., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. But how long can it last? 

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