Tesla CEO Elon Musk smokes weed with Joe Rogan on live webcast
09 September, 2018, 07:41 | Author: Frank Williams
But that's not it.
On Friday morning, Tesla's Chief Accounting Officer Dave Mortonannounced his resignation from the firm, stating that "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations".
Tesla Inc's chief accounting officer resigned after just a month on Friday and a second senior executive was reported to be leaving as well, hours after chief executive officer Elon Musk smoked marijuana on a live webcast.
"I have a design for a plane", Musk said, going on to drop a few details about his latest initiative, an electric airplane that could fly at supersonic speeds and incorporate vertical take-off and landing technology.
Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured". Instead of the interview sparking larger conversations about those topics, Musk's pot smoking during it quickly turned into a meme.
Elon Musk announced a major shakeup in Tesla's executive ranks on Friday, just hours after a weird interview left some investors rattled.
Elon Musk announced some major executive changes at Tesla, shuffling in a new president to oversee automotive operations, a new Gigafactory vice president in charge of ramping up Model 3 production, and a new duo to lead Tesla's human-resources division. While Musk stopped short of naming a chief operating officer - a position some Tesla investors have called for him to create and fill in light of the CEO's controversial behaviour - he's putting significant responsibility on the plate of a manager who's helped the company pull off a potential production breakthrough with its all-important Model 3 sedan. The CEO abandoned that effort 17 days later, and all the while drew a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and a series of lawsuits alleging market manipulation. They were sitting inside a studio in California, where medical and recreational marijuana use is indeed legal.
"It's time for Tesla and Elon Musk to grow up", said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Autotrader.
"We're really playing a insane game here with the atmosphere and the oceans", Musk said.
"It's quite hard to run companies". The company has been embroiled in at least two whistleblower cases at its Gigafactory in which former employees allege it mishandled materials, didn't investigate theft, and allowed a drug dealer to operate.
"It's time for Tesla and Elon Musk to grow up", Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Autotrader, said Friday. "I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right".
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