Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

May 13, 2019


Tesla, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)












(State or other jurisdiction of



(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, California 94304

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(650) 681-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company 

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Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock


The Nasdaq Global Select Market


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On May 13, 2019, Tesla, Inc. (“ Tesla ”) issued a press release announcing the final offer consideration for its previously announced offer to exchange all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (“Maxwell”) for shares of Tesla common stock (the “ Offer ”).  A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

In connection with the offer to exchange, the opinion of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, and the opinion of DLA Piper LLP (US) as to material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Offer and subsequent merger, delivered to Tesla and Maxwell, respectively, as of the effective date of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-229749) relating to the Offer (the “ Registration Statement ”), are being filed as Exhibits 8.1 and 8.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and each is incorporated herein and into the Registration Statement by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits .

The following exhibits are filed herewith:


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

















Date: May 13, 2019






/s/ Zachary J. Kirkhorn







Zachary J. Kirkhorn







Chief Financial Officer



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