Tesla goes public. Mind the risk.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is finally preparing to take his car company public. On Jan. 29, Musk’s company filed for an initial public stock offering, which he has talked about as a possibility for a couple of years. He wants to sell $100 million worth of stock, which could help fund a new factory or some acquisitions as Tesla prepares to launch its Model S sedan in 2012. The company originally planned to launch the car in 2011. Tesla sells a $109,000 Roadster now.

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