Tesla Motors has become the little fish making big-fish-sized splashes in the oceanic big fish pond. Its Roadster from 2008-2012 put it on the map with fewer than 2,400 cars globally sold. Since 2012 its Model S sedan production has had eyes on the California-based company as it aspires to grow the Model S line of two different battery sized variants to a related Model X SUV to be built alongside, and a down-market Model 3 to follow. Beyond that, the company aspires to prove to the world the time of the electric car is now, and it eschews any petroleum power to its products. Its TSLA stock rose from 2013 through 2014 from around just above the IPO price in the mid 30s to seven times that or more in a year-and-a-half spurt that shows no sign yet of abating, although short sellers are looking. For would be mainstream-priced car buyers, Tesla’s Model 3 may come along by 2016-17. The estimated date has been reported as soon as 2015, now it’s presumed for later, we’ve heard varying targets, but this car from the mid 30s is a not-so-slippery fish that may make the biggest splashes yet. That is the hope, anyway.