Tesla rocked by executive departures, Musk web show


Chief accounting officer Dave Morton gave notice on Tuesday that he was resigning less than a month into the job, according to a filing.

Tesla announced Toledano joined Tesla in May 2017 as chief people officer. Morton said in the filing "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations".

CEO Elon Musk now says that most of Tesla's shareholders believe it's better off in private hands Elon Musk said investors have convinced him not to make Tesla a private company (Brian Lawless/PA) Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk unveiling the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California a year ago, the billionaire's tweet has sparked debate over the electric auto maker's future.

Rogan pulled out a joint in the middle of the interview, leading Musk to wonder if it was a tobacco cigar or cannabis.

Morton joined Tesla on August 6 after Tesla approached him for the chief accounting job. Rogan asked Musk, as he offered him the joint. Of his past experiences with smoking, the actor had this to say:"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", he mused.

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San Francisco - The turmoil at Tesla reached a fever pitch on Friday as news emerged that two senior executives will leave Elon Musk's electric-vehicle (EV) maker, a matter of hours after he smoked marijuana during an hours-long interview with a comedian.

It was the latest in a string of unconventional behavior by the billionaire South African native who is also CEO of rocket startup SpaceX. That tweet prompted controversy and an SEC investigation. It said Morton had no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or financial reporting. "We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the Board to address these issues", Albertine said.

The announcement sent Tesla stock surging by more than 10 percent. The report, which was published by electric car-themed news site InsideEVs, estimated that the Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X, were the Top 3 electric cars in the USA in August.

Prominent short-seller Andrew Left has sued Tesla and Musk, saying in his proposed class-action complaint on Thursday that Musk's issuance of materially false and misleading information related to his abandoned plan harmed both short-sellers and those hoping the stock would rise.