As far as weeks go, this has been one of the best in electric carmaker Tesla Motors' relatively short history.
On Tuesday, the company announced that it sold and delivered almost 6,900 vehicles in Q4, surpassing guidance by about 20% and slaying the hopes of the bears in the process.
Through most of 2013, Tesla rode a tidal wave of critical acclaim for its award-winning Model S sedan, and became a financial media darling. And it certainly didn't hurt that Elon Musk is easily the most fascinating CEO since Apple's Steve Jobs.
Tesla accounts for less than one-tenth of 1% of global automotive production, but at times it felt like it generated 99% of auto-industry headlines.