Tesla has increased holding by USD 100 million, says CEO Elon Musk

New Delhi: American automotive and energy storage company Tesla’s CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has said that the firm exercised 532,000 options, which increased his holding by about USD 100 million in terms of market value.

According to an SEC filing, the options were exercised at USD 6.63 a piece, which would have produced USD 98 million for Musk had he sold the shares, which are currently trading at USD 191 per share, the Verge reported.

Tesla Motors designs, manufactures, and sells luxury electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. In the first quarter of 2013, Tesla posted profits for the first time in its history.(ANI)