Tesla Nixes Battery Deal, to Focus on Not Building Cars

Tesla Motors' plans to sell battery packs to Norwegian company Think Global has been put on hold as the company plans to focus on shipping cars to the 600 people who paid a lot of money and still have nothing to drive (except a fleet of other cars, presuming they're very wealthy). It was hoped this deal would help Tesla diversify and maybe gain a little income to help with the cost of producing cars, but the cost and effort of producing the batteries interfered with the idea that they would make cars, which has been delayed until 2008. It's a great business model. Maybe they should just call the car the Tesla Motors Vista Leopard Roadster. [Greentech Media]