BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tesla Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings hit the right spot for company investors Wednesday, who sent shares of the Fremont-based company led by CEO Elon Musk up almost 12 percent in after-hours trading, to nearly $650.

That’s a dramatic increase from even six months ago, when shares of the company were trading at around $250, and reflect the rapid progress Tesla is making, selling and delivering automobiles around the world.

That’s better than bad news for Buffalo-based observers. But around here, the real question is about Tesla’s solar business, which will determine the fate of its South Park Avenue Gigafactory 2.

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