Elon Musk yearns for a private Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) free of vicious short-sellers. Noted auto designer and CEO of Fisker Inc. Henrik Fisker is opening the door to an IPO.

"For Fisker, we would become a public company at one point in time because that is simply in my view the right way to do it to get access to the right financing," Fisker tells TheStreet. "I can't speculate what other people think about their company, but for Fisker for sure in the near future we will look at becoming a public company."

Since electric car maker Fisker is a private company, we don't know the company's financial state. But on the surface it has a good pitch to prospective investors. The company's high-end electric car called the Emotion is on track for a release sometime in 2019. Fisker is also looking to debut an electric car priced below $35,000 sometime in 2020, while also dabbling in autonomous shuttles.  

Listen to Fisker discuss his plans for an all-electric autonomous shuttle.