(Copied from the Tesla blogs): Ryan Lamansky / Kardax wrote: If Tesla starts production, they should pass Tucker quickly–only 51 cars were made. Tucker is a pretty easy target for any automotive startup In the first year of Roadster production, Tesla would build more cars than the entire world fleet of hydrogen fuel cell prototypes. Within 2 or 3 years of Roadster production, Tesla will probably build more cars than all of the big automakers did in the California ZEV mandate glory days. Passing De Lorean will take some work, though… roughly 9000 DMC-12s were made. Tesla can get there eventually just selling Roadsters, but it’ll probably be the future sedan model that accomplishes this milestone.