Tesla to actually be profitable in six months' time?

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Despite some early worries, bad press, and several crashed prototypes, it looks like Tesla isn’t going to go down in flames, zeppelin-like, a warning to those who would challenge big oil. No, actually it seems they may turn a profit by midyear, and they say they’re selling the $100K Roadster as fast as they can make them.

They’re not going to be resting on their laurels, though (assuming they have any); they’re also working on a 4-door sedan, the Model S, and are working with Daimler AG to produce an electric Smart car. By the time those are out (2011-ish), the majors will have their electric feet planted as well, so let’s hope Tesla’s early start will give them a fighting chance.

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