http://environment.guardian.co.uk/travel/story/0,,1855609,00.html "We have the big guys sniffing around, talking about buying technology, even hinting about buying the whole company," says Harrigan. Ford, Chrysler and Nissan have all made the visit to Tesla's base in California and expressed an interest in the company. But for now, says Harrigan, the high-performance electric car market is probably going to remain in the hands of smaller, non-traditional companies. "If we sold 2,000 cars in our second year that would be a huge success for us," he says. "For [the big companies] that would be a dismal failure." Whit kinda worries me is the next sentence: Eberhard agrees. "If the cheque was big enough and meant a real commitment from them to build the company then I think that's a good thing," he says.