Tesla Motors' first-ever profit sent its shares soaring to new heights. But a closer look showed something surprising: A big chunk of its revenues came from the sale of tax credits to other automakers.
In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear takes a closer look at Tesla's earnings -- and at whether the tax credit issue should be a concern for investors.
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