Ever wanted to own part of a car company?
If you’ve been watching the stock market for the last twelve months, your answer is probably “no,” but maybe you’ll change your mind now that the independent builder of the electric Lotus Elise called Tesla is considering offering stock options to mere mortals like ourselves.
You already know Tesla takes cute little Elises, puts bodykits on them and fits an electric motor to them… but you might not have known they’re looking to sell $160 millionish worth of stock to raise money to design and sell the sedan they have so lamely decided to name the “Model S.”
Toyota seems to think it’s a great idea, as they’ve already declared that they want to buy a 3% stake in the company as soon as it goes public.
I would too, if I had any money. Tesla is headed up by Elon Musk… a guy with a wild name, sure- but also with experience as one of the founders of PayPal. So I feel like investing with him would be a smart play. On top of that, Tesla has dealers all over the nation. Here’s an image from one I got to visit in Boulder, CO. I was all read to put a deposit down, but my girlfriend dragged me to the diamond store and insisted I buy her an early Christmas present instead.
Next time, Tesla…