The boys (and gal) over at our sister site obsessed with Silicon Valley let us know earlier Tesla's looking for a hot cash injection via IPO to help the purportedly struggling Whitestar sedan. According to Valleywag:

"Tesla Motors, which finally shipped its first electric car earlier this month, hopes to raise $250 million in equity and debt to fund its mass production push, over the next two years. Chairman Elon Musk wants to conduct an IPO in New York or London, raise money privately and apply for a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy to build a U.S. production plant for Tesla's forthcoming electric sports sedan."

Hmm, we guess the rumors of the Whitestar's demise were slightly overstated. Nope, it's only dead if they can't get themselves the money necessary to build it. [via Valleywag]