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May 2010 _ Toyota Motor Corp. and Tesla say they will cooperate on electric vehicle development. Toyota agrees to purchase Tesla shares.

June 2010 _ Tesla shares begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. They gain 40.5 percent from their IPO price of $17 to close at $23.89. The IPO raises $226.1 million.

January 2011 _ Tesla, reporting full-year financial results for the first time, says it lost $154.3 million in 2010.

January 2012 _ Tesla shares fall when two key engineers resign on the same day. Tesla ends production of the Roadster to focus on the Model S.

February 2012 _ Tesla reveals the Model X small SUV and says it will go on sale in early 2014.

May 2012 _ Tesla shares jump when the company announces it will deliver the Model S to its first customers on June 22.

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Sources: Tesla and AP archives.