• Ted Scott Posted: 2/4/2010 11:46am PST

    This is comforting news for anyone planning to go in on the IPO. I don't think he can complain much about these terms anyway seeing how much he stands to make if the company really takes off.

  • bho Posted: 2/4/2010 4:29pm PST

    Its nice to see the government looking out for our interests

  • greedo Posted: 2/4/2010 4:35pm PST

    I'll believe the Model S when I see them on the road. Until then, it's a pretty piece of vaporware.

  • fb_100004145672673 avatar fb_100004145672673 Posted: 8/4/2013 12:50pm PDT

    time for you to eat your words DF.

  • darryl Posted: 2/4/2010 5:12pm PST

    A lot can change by 2013 - and I imagine a lot will. Let's hope it's placing its bets on the right suppliers.

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 2/4/2010 5:38pm PST

    Having met Musk in person I am happy he will be staying on at Tesla, at least for the foreseable future but what happened to the ousted founder..?

  • Day-to-Day Hotness Posted: 2/4/2010 5:56pm PST

    @Darryl: Its supplier is going to be Mercedes-Benz. For better or for worse. Is that "the right suppliers"?

  • Fizz Posted: 2/5/2010 5:55am PST

    I still don't like the government involved in business. I still wonder if the world needs another car company and one that offers high priced products.

  • jfsacal Posted: 2/11/2010 10:17am PST

    "By Fizz I still don't like the government involved in business."Ahhhhhahahaaaha, haaaahaahaha!!! If it's military expeditions to protect the people who man the supply lines globally, research grants, regulating markets, setting laws for incorporation corporations and licensing,rules for accounting and taxation, overseeing import export interstate commerce and offshore subsidiaries...