I was just thinking about the publicity that Tesla is getting, and they could really bring in some serious cash for developing the company in general. But maybe it's time for some spinoffs?
We know that Tesla will be leasing their battery technology--there's one.
What about a 501(c)3 or simply an entity that takes donations for developing technology to expedite Tesla's work? Perhaps one that focuses on education of EVs or lobying? I'd rather donate money to Tesla than the evangelicals...
How about one that sells Tesla gear (hats, shirts, etc.)?