Tesla is a great company with excellent potential. It is serious about making quality products. It has the potential to revitilize the shattered image of the American automobile industry being that it is an American brand that makes a great product. Also, it could really push electric vehicles into the mainstream. The problem is Tesla is a very small company especially compared to the other automakers of the world. Tesla needs financial help to achieve becoming larger. I say that a GIGANTIC fundraising effort should be made to make Tesla a sizeable automaker that sells it's products in all fifty states and in most countries around the world. This may take billions of dollars and many years, but it will be worth it. Regardless of what country their cars are manufactured in, Tesla should stay an American owned automaker as it can revitilize the image of American autobrands which has been shattered. German automaker Daimler is going to buy ten percent of Tesla. Who knows what other companies might also try to buy into Tesla. I think Tesla should also try to stay an indpendent company and not a subsidiary of a larger company. Does anyone know how to start such a fundraising effort?