We imagine being the CEO of an electric vehicle
start-up company would be a dream job for many of our readers, but one of the job responsibilities no one would enjoy is dealing with all the naysayers. Whether it's a stock analyst saying Tesla will fail like internet groceries
or two university students claiming Tesla
is a prime takeover target
, CEO Elon Musk
has to deal with a lot. Recently, with acquisition rumors
still persisting, Musk wanted to set the record straight and told Bloomberg:
"I don't think it's a good idea to plan to sell a company. I don't personally have any interest in selling. I think there's a lot of innovation we can bring to the car business."
In addition, Tesla
expects to post losses for at least another year while they prepare for high-volume production of the Model S
sedan. With partners Daimler
adding to Tesla's revenue stream via battery pack development, Musk thinks Tesla can stay independent for a long time.