Tesla looks unlikely to stay independent in the long run. While some commentators point to Apple as a possible buyer, a more logical choice are Daimler and Toyota, which already own stakes in Tesla.
It's been a great run for Tesla Motors these last few months.
But Green Car Reports argues that Tesla is unlikely to remain independent in the long term.
Instead, the two carmakers that already own stakes in Tesla are by far the front-runners to take over the company--or at least expand the joint product development deals each has used to engineer low-volume electric compliance cars to meet California zero-emission vehicle requirements.
What do you think? Can Tesla stay independent while it grows, or is it bound to be bought up by some large global automaker?