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My guess is that Mr. Ahuja didn't come cheap. His salary going to really increase the burn rate - unless he's been promised an IPO soon and he's being compensated with shares. Only time will tell if Tesla has enough funding to survive. They're only building about 1,800 cars over the next 2 years. Even at $100k a pop, that's only $180M in revenue - with a large chunk of that going to Lotus and their other suppliers. They're also planning on building and licensing their battery pack technologies to other non-automotive companies, which may net them a bit more revenue.

Of course, "the valley way" is not to make money selling product. Silicon Valley folks make money selling stock and then figure out how to make money selling product later on. If they can hold on and have a decent IPO, then Tesla has a fighting chance. However, as it stands now, they've only managed to snag $146M of venture funding - a large chunk of which has been kicked in by their founder, Elon Musk. I'm not sure that's enough to sustain operations for very long.
 
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