First American News LLC: Raleigh, NC: Strong Start. Tesla is off to a strong start to the new year. The electric-car maker smashed its quarterly record for deliveries in what one analyst called a “trophy-case” performance. The company’s shares surged on Monday, adding $144 billion in market value, in their biggest gain since March and best start to a year since Tesla went public more than a decade ago. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s fortune jumped by $33.8 billion on the rally. Click here to read more at Bloomberg News.