In all the discussion following Eberhard's departure, the voice of Elon Musk has been conspicuously absent. Following a town hall meeting for customers last week various bits of information came out including purported plans for handling the transmission problems on the Roadster and future vehicles. In a new post on the Tesla blog, Musk speaks for the first time since Eberhard's departure. It should come as no surprise that he doesn't discuss that issue, but he does indicate that Tesla has no intention of selling out to any other company, but instead wants to stay independent and grow, eventually as a public company. Future products include range extended EVs in addition to straight battery EVs. You can also find mp3 files of the town hall meeting on the site in three parts, here, here and here.