Elon Musk finally speaks publicly on what's going at Tesla, plans to stay independant, go public

Following the recent departure of co-founder Martin Eberhard from any active role at Tesla Motors there has been plenty of criticism of company Chairman Elon Musk in the comments here and elsewhere. For the two or three of you out not familiar with Elon Musk he made his fortune as one of the founders of PayPal. Subsequently he has invested in numerous ventures including private space programs, and notably to our readers, Tesla Motors.
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.


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