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Tesla hits roadblocks amid oil rout, growing scepticism

Financial markets doubt the carmaker's ability to move smoothly into the popular auto market

Tesla shifted 18,750 cars in the US last year, down 3.1 per cent from 2013. It had a target of 35,000 deliveries worldwide in 2014.

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TESLA Motors has been the darling of Wall Street. A-list stars including Hollywood's leading men Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and George Clooney are all also fans.

It lured them with the luxury electric Model S and is now going after the middle class with its Model 3, a