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精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.069: 特斯拉市值超越豐田Tesla overtakes Toyota and Exxon’s in market value

· 精選詞彙單元 Vocab


Tesla’s overtook Toyota as the world’s most valuable carmaker recently as a sign that investors are believing more and more in an energy transition away from fossil fuels. On the day that Tesla exceeded Toyota in market value, Tesla shares rose 3.5% in intraday trading, giving it a market capitalization of US207.2billion (Toyota’s were USD201.9billion). Tesla made 103,000 vehicles in the last quarter, only about 4% of the 2.4 million made by Toyota. So, by 2025, we should be able to see electric vehicle account for 10% of all global passenger vehicles.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

Surpass v. – exceed

  • Tesla surpassed Toyota in market value last week.
  • Investor enthusiasm surpassed the forecast of market analysts.

Doubled v. - two times

  • Shares of Tesla doubled in a few months.
  • Peter doubled his pay by working overtime every day.

High-profile adj. – well known

  • Toyota is making high-profile investments in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
  • Terry Kuo is a high-profile entrepreneur in the tech industry.
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