Sometimes long shots win. The odds three years ago of Tesla reaching the levels of success it has already obtained were small, even miniscule.
Today, more than 25,000 Teslas are powering around the world's roads and Tesla's sales soar.
Sales hit the record level of 6,500 cars in the fourth quarter of 2013. Weekly production is now about 600 cars.
Tesla has won a growing place in the world's luxury car market. But can it move into the mass automobile market.
At this point, the odds of Tesla successfully moving down market with more affordable cars are probably no better than 50-50. But, in Tesla's world, those are good odds!