SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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)
September 24, 2012
Tesla Motors, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
3500 Deer Creek Road
Palo Alto, California 94304
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2):
On September 24, 2012, Tesla Motors, Inc. (the Company) entered into an amendment (the Amendment) to the Loan Arrangement and Reimbursement Agreement between the Company and the U.S. Department of Energy dated as of January 20, 2010, as amended, to modify the timing of our current ratio financial covenant and funding of the Companys debt service reserve account and add a covenant requiring us to work in good faith with the DOE to develop an early repayment plan for our outstanding DOE Loan Facility on terms satisfactory to the DOE. The full text of the Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
On September 25, 2012, the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Preliminary Prospectus Supplement to its effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement) pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, relating to a proposed public offering of shares of the Companys common stock. The Preliminary Prospectus Supplement contains certain supplemental and revised disclosure regarding the Companys business, financial condition and results of operations in the sections entitled Risk Factors and Summary Recent Developments. Selected sections of the Companys Preliminary Prospectus Supplement entitled Risk Factors and Summary Recent Developments are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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.
Date: September 25, 2012