Tesla to actually be profitable in six months' time?

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.