Who needs to actually be in production of anything in order to toss out an initial public offering? Not most companies and certainly not Tesla. Elon Musk, the CEO of the wanna-be makers of the first mass-produced electric sled told attendees of the TieCon conference this weekend that he plans to take his electric-car company public by the end of 2008. Expect Fisker to file suit later today against Tesla for trying to do what they thought about doing like a year ago. (Hat tip to Kevin!) [NYT Dealbook]