See how Tesla alienates me is by asking the feds for $400,000,000.
See they say they will have built 600 units by years end (doubt it but lets go with that for a moment). At 600 units, that means for each car they build they are asking for $666,666.67 in federal aid. 6 times the MSRP of each of those units.
To compare, GM is asking for 10,000,000,000 to get them out of trouble (based on the most recent package). From January through November this year, GM has SOLD 2,758,705 units. That means they are asking for $362.49 per unit sold in North America.
No by no means am I necessarily in favor of any bailout (Im torn because I see both sides) but how the heck do you legitimately ask for over $650,000 in federal aid for EACH car you have BUILT in 2008?