The electric car manufacturer's increased first quarter profits were fueled in part by zero-emission vehicle credit sales to other car makers. They were also boosted by more efficient manufacturing. With the right financing, the company predicts its Model S electric car could now be accessible to 10 million American households.
General Motors stake owned by the US treasury will be sold over the coming year, assuring a multibillion-dollar loss for the federal government. General Motors will buy back $5.5 billion in shares, and the Treasury will have to sell the rest of the stock at a high price in order to break even on the $50 billion bailout GM received.