Tesla Motors has 24 stores in the world, including this one at a mall in Portland, Ore. It received a $465 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy, and President Obama has praised the company. (Associated Press)

Tesla Motors has 24 stores in the world, including this one at a mall in Portland, Ore. It received a $465 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy, and President Obama has praised the company. (Associated Press)