Tesla is a car manufacturer that is barely a decade old at this point, but despite that, it has taken the automotive sector by storm. If you’re in the market for a pure electric car that you can use as your designated daily drive, then your only viable option is a Tesla product. It’s already worth more as a company than Ford Motors – a car manufacturer that has been around for over one hundred years. Telsa doesn’t seem intent on stopping their market takeover anytime soon, and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors should be given credit for its success. He is your real life Tony Stark, a billionaire genius philanthropist that is as quirky and fun as the movie character upon which he is so often compared to. You’d imagine working for Tesla would be a pretty big honour, sadly that’s not what one employee thought when he set out to competently sabotage the company’s reputation.
Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all his employees last Sunday night, and it was no ordinary e-mail. According to the reputable media sources, the e-mail was sent to Tesla’s employees to inform them that there was a person of malicious intent among their workforce. Musk was quoted as saying:
“I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations. This included making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties.”
His intentions remain unknown, but what he stated is that he is a person who was under consideration for a promotion, but never actually ended up receiving one. Considering what his reaction was regarding him not getting a promotion, we think it’s pretty safe to say he never really deserved to work at Tesla in the first place, let alone get a promotion.
In his e-mail, Elon Musk even went on to state a list of organizations that he thinks want Tesla to shut its doors for good.
These (organizations) include Wall Street short-sellers, who have already lost billions of dollars and stand to lose a lot more. Then there are the oil & gas companies, the wealthiest industry in the world — they don’t love the idea of Tesla advancing the progress of solar power & electric cars. Don’t want to blow your mind, but rumor has it that those companies are sometimes not super nice. Then there are the multitude of big gas/diesel car company competitors. If they’re willing to cheat so much about emissions, maybe they’re willing to cheat in other ways?
Tesla already has its hand full with the fiasco regarding the production of their Model 3 sedan. With hundreds of thousands of orders left to be fulfilled, Tesla is desperately trying to achieve a production run of 5000 Model 3’s off the production line every week. Here’s to hoping Tesla moves past this and ends up achieving their goals.