Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

June 13, 2011



Tesla Motors, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34756   91-2197729

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, California 94304

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(650) 681-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 13, 2011, Tesla Motors, Inc. (“Tesla”) and Lotus Cars Limited (“Lotus”) entered into an amendment to the Supply Agreement for Products and Services dated July 11, 2005. Tesla and Lotus previously entered into the Supply Agreement for Products and Services under which Lotus provides Tesla with assembly and other manufacturing services related to the Tesla Roadster. Under the amended agreement with Lotus, Tesla will purchase an additional 100 vehicles or gliders (for an aggregate of 2,500 vehicles or gliders) over the term of the amended agreement, which ends on January 31, 2012. The amended agreement with Lotus provides additional Tesla Roadsters to continue such sales in the first half of 2012.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Eric S. Whitaker


Eric S. Whitaker

General Counsel

Date: June 17, 2011