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20549\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\li880\ri880\sa308\cf1\f51\fs24\qc \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs36\b\qc FORM 8-K\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\li880\ri880\sa308\cf1\f51\fs24\qc \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc CURRENT REPORT\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc Pursuant to Section\~13 or 15(d) of\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc The Securities Exchange Act of 1934\par\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc August 16, 2018\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\li880\ri880\sa308\cf1\f51\fs24\qc \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs48\b\qc Tesla, Inc.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\li880\ri880\sa308\cf1\f51\fs24\qc \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\clvertalc\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\clvertalc\cellx10800\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\clvertalc\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\clvertalc\cellx10800\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc Delaware\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc 001-34756\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc 91-2197729\cell{ {\trowd\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\cellx10800\trrh418 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc (State or other jurisdiction of\par\pard\plain\intbl\sa22\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc incorporation)\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc (Commission File Number)\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc (IRS Employer\par\pard\plain\intbl\sa22\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Identification No.)\cell{ {\trowd\cellx3671\clvertalb\cellx3778\cellx7234\clvertalb\cellx7341\cellx10800\trrh418\row}}}\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc 3500 Deer Creek Road\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc Palo Alto, California 94304\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)\par\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc (650) 681-5000\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc (Registrant\u8217?s telephone number, including area code)\par\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\li880\ri880\sa286\cf1\f51\fs24\qc \~\par\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2): \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382 \pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u9744?\cell\pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)\cell{ {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382\row}}} \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382 \pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u9744?\cell\pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)\cell{ {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382\row}}} \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382 \pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u9744?\cell\pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))\cell{ {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382\row}}} \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382 \pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u9744?\cell\pard\plain\intbl\sb132\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))\cell{ {\trowd\cellx684\cellx10800\trrh382\row}}}\pard\plain\sb198\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql 1933 (\u167?\u8201?230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (\u167?\u8201?240.12b-2 of\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql this chapter). Emerging growth company\~\u9744?\par\pard\plain\sb198\cf1\f51\fs20\ql If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u9744?\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\sa22\cf1\f51\fs12\ql \~ \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkstart item_1_26_1}{\*\bkmkend item_1_26_1}{\*\bkmkstart _aeioulastrenderedpagebreakaeiou}{\*\bkmkend _aeioulastrenderedpagebreakaeiou}\par\pard\plain\sa220\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Item 1.01.\~\~Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.\par\pard\plain\sa220\cf1\f51\fs20\i\ql Extension of Vehicle Lease Warehouse Agreements\par\pard\plain\fi396\cf1\f51\fs20\ql On August 16, 2018, certain subsidiaries of Tesla, Inc. (\u8220?\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Tesla\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8221?) that are respectively parties to (i) an Amended\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the \u8220?\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql A&R 2016 Warehouse Agreement\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8221?) and (ii) a Loan and Security\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Agreement (the \u8220?\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql 2017 Warehouse Agreement\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql ,\u8221? and together with the A&R 2016 Warehouse Agreement, the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8220?\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Warehouse Agreements\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8221?), each dated August 17, 2017 with Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch as\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql administrative agent and the other parties named therein, entered into an amendment to each of the Warehouse Agreements\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (together, the \u8220?\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Amendments\plain\sa220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8221?).\~\par\pard\plain\fi396\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Among other changes, the Amendments extended the borrowing availability date under the Warehouse Agreements from\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql August 17, 2018 to August 16, 2019 and extended the maturity date of the Warehouse Agreements from September 2019 to\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql September 2020.\~\~The aggregate lender commitment, which is shared between the Warehouse Agreements, remains unchanged at\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql $1.1 billion. \par\pard\plain\fs16{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkstart item_1_31_1}{\*\bkmkend item_1_31_1}\par\pard\plain\sa220\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Item 2.03.\~\~Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a\plain\sa220\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Registrant.\par\pard\plain\sa220\fi396\cf1\f51\fs20\ql The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_3}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_3}{\*\bkmkstart _aeioulastrenderedpagebreakaeiou}{\*\bkmkend _aeioulastrenderedpagebreakaeiou}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc SIGNATURES\par\pard\plain\sb264\fi396\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx648\clvertalb\cellx761\cellx4860\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql TESLA, INC.\cell{ {\trowd\cellx648\clvertalb\cellx761\cellx4860\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx648\clvertalc\cellx4860\trrh297 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs24\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs24\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx648\clvertalc\cellx4860\trrh297\row}}} {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf7\cellx648\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf7\clvertalb\cellx761\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx4860\trrh270 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql By:\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\sa22\cf1\f51\fs20\ql /s/ Deepak Ahuja\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf7\cellx648\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf7\clvertalb\cellx761\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx4860\trrh270\row}}} {\trowd\cellx648\clvertalb\cellx761\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx4860\trrh534 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Deepak Ahuja\par\pard\plain\intbl\sa22\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Chief Financial Officer\cell{ {\trowd\cellx648\clvertalb\cellx761\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx4860\trrh534\row}}}\pard\plain\sb264\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Date: August 21, 2018\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~}