Tesla stock takes big tumble after Musk's Detroit speech

Frank talk from Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show sent the company's stock falling one Wednesday, after the CEO warned his company wouldn't achieve profitability until the dawn of the next decade.

The nine-percent drop left share prices in the EV manufacturer at $185.60 during pre-market trading on Wednesday, The International Business Times reports. It did rally after trading started, though, hitting over $191 as of this writing.

The big worry for shareholders appeared to be Musk's statements on Tesla's Chinese fortunes. The company's efforts there suffered a fourth-quarter sales decline that saw consumer concern over the network of quick-charging stations that provide Model S owners with free electricity, IBT reports. According to Musk, that particular thorn in the company's side has been dealt with, and if Chinese consumers are still concerned, further expansion is already planned, but not all pundits are convinced China's charging problem is behind Tesla.

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