The San Jose
News did an interview last week with
. Musk made his fortune by founding PayPal and Zip2 and now he wants to change the world. He has personally kicked in $30 million of his own money to the
project and reiterated his intentions to expand the company beyond the
based roadster. By 2010 he wants to have a range of three models including one costing only $30,000 that he expects to eventually reach a sales volume of 100,000 annually.
Apparently the upcoming
in Germany right now and production is expected to start next summer. The other models won't be coming from
so a new factory will be needed somewhere. Unless those cars are based on some other existing models, Tesla is going to have a very hard time meeting that 2010 target for the lowest-priced model. Of course, there are a "few" plants scattered around the United States right now looking for a product to build.
[Source: SiliconValley.com via Hugg]