Former Racer In as Tesla Chief

Whether it's shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic or a key decision that's going to suddenly make everything better is unclear, but at least Tesla Motors is trying to fix things by appointing Ze'ev Drori as C.E.O. Mr. Drori has twice turned around smaller companies, leading them to buyouts by major competitors. He's also apparently done some competitive racing (though nothing major that we can find).

With Tesla still having problems with delays and a growing list of people who want their product, a little shakeup at the top could be taken as a sign that this is a company with a future and not another niche carmaker disaster waiting to happen. (h/t Jared)[NY Times]