Tesla told employees it will cut about 9 percent of its workforce, trimming mostly salaried positions.
Tesla currently employs approximately 46,000 workers, which means the reductions will impact about 4,100 jobs.
In mid-May, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had warned there would be a "thorough reorganization" of the company, which has struggled to meet production targets and achieve profitability.
Tesla shares remained 4 percent higher in trading Tuesday afternoon, however ahead of the news the stock had been up as much as 5 percent.
Tesla is trying to reach a Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars in a single week by the end of June. The electric car maker has struggled to meet its ambitious production targets for the sedan.
A copy of Musk's email to Tesla employees follows:
This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
— CNBC's Phil LeBeau contributed to this story.
Who is violating the law protecting Tesla by
withholding investigations and prosecutions?
Why are they allowing American citizens to
continue to die from the 1.) "sudden acceleration
electronics defect"; 2.) "The failed Auto-pilot
electronics defect"3.) "The deteriorating and deadly
lithium ion batteries" and 4.) numerous other defects
widely documented in the news media and filed lawsuits?
"Why Elon Musk is a really bad guy and why his business operation is a corruption scam
By Former Tesla Staff
You may have run across Musk’s self promoting, narcissistic, multi-billion dollar, self-aggrandizing PR hype but here is the other side of the coin. We know these facts from personal interaction with Musk, his companies and his politicians. Everything in this letter can be proven in a jury trial, Congressional hearings or live TV debates. Musk will do anything to keep this information from getting out but… it is too late for him! While this may sound like a bad Hollywood movie script. It all really happened and there is now massive hard copy evidence to prove it.
Elon Musk exists because he bribed DNC politicians including Obama, Clinton and Senators Feinstein, Reid, Boxer, Harris, Spier and Pelosi to give him free taxpayer cash and government resources from the Department of Energy and the California political tax pool. This is proven when you follow-the-money and the insider trading, stock ownership and crony payola kick-backs.
The Energy Dept (DOE) has been covering-up organized crime activities at DOE in which DOE funds are being used as a slush-fund to pay off DNC campaign financiers and to pay for CIA/GPS Fusion-Class attacks on Silicon Valley business competitors. DNC campaign financiers and DOE staff share stock market holdings with each other under family trusts, shell corporations and layered Goldman Sachs accounts. The deal was: Obama funds Tesla, Musk conduits campaign funds to Obama, top Obama staff profit off of insider Musk stocks.
Elon Musk is a criminal, a mobster, an asshole, a balding fake-hair wearing, plastic surgery-addicted, bi-sexual douchebag, woman-abusing, sex addicted, tax evader. We can put this in writing because all of those identifications regarding Musk can be proven in court and are documented in existing lawsuits and news stories.
Musk exploits poor people and child slaves in the Congo and Afghanistan to mine his lithium and Cobalt. Look up this phrase on the top search engines: “child labor electric car batteries”.
Musk spends billions per year to hire Russian trolls, fake blogger fan-boys and buy fake news self-glory look-at-me articles about himself. Musk thinks he is the 'Jesus' of Silicon Valley and he will do anything to make the public think so. Musk is insecure because his father was abusive and his “trophy wife” Mother is overbearing so he developed sociopath-like mental issues. Musk has been professionally diagnosed as a 'psychotic narcissist. He publicly stated on an investor call that he uses drugs and alcohol to get through the night. We have the tapes.
Musk relies on Google and the DNC Main Stream News (MSN) to hide bad news about him. Fake News manipulator Google is run by Larry Page. Larry is Musk's investor and bromance ‘Butt buddy’. They share an apartment. Musk uses massive numbers of shell companies and trust funds to self-deal, evade the law and hide his bribes and stock market insider trading. His brother ran Solar City and is now under federal investigation for securities fraud.
A huge number of Tesla drivers have been killed; pedestrians and oncoming drivers have also been killed, and Musk covers it up.
The DNC and the MSM refuse to allow any articles about
Musk's crimes to be printed because they benefit from
Musk's crimes. VC’s Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson are so
fanatical about not being embarrassed from a Tesla
bankruptcy that they will pump the TSLA stock and threaten
anybody who might disclose the Musk misdeeds. Peter Thiel,
a Musk ‘boyfriend” also protects Musk. Musk, and his
cronies, use Palantir, Google and related software to scan
the entire internet every few minutes for any occurrence
of the words: “Musk”, “Tesla” or “Tesla Fire”. They send
trolls and fake bloggers (Many of them Russian) to put
pro-Musk comments on the comments section of any blogs or
articles discussing those topics and try to flood out the
truth about Musk. In EVERY blog that you read that
mentions 'Musk', at least 1/3 of the comments have been
placed their by Musk's paid shills. There are no “Tesla
Fan Boys”. All of the fanatic Tesla comments on the
internet are Musk’s, Thiel’s, Jurvetson’s and Draper’s
fake fanboy trolls. Musk, himself, stays up late at night
pretending to be a ‘Tesla Fan Boy’on blogs. Main Stream
News organizations who refuse to cover the story reveal
themselves as shills and are then targeted for bankruptcy
(ie: Time, Gawker, etc.) because they serve no public
Silicon Valley Mafia promotes Musk as a "Tech God" leader
but, in reality Musk is the same kind of "Leader" as
Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Swami Rajneesh
and Al Capone. His own people have sued him for fraud and
lies once they realized that Musk-ism and Scientology had
so much in common.
The 'Silicon Valley Mafia; cartel of frat boy sociopath venture capitalists like Steve Jurvetson, Tim Draper, Eric Schmidt, et al; threaten those who do not support the cult of Tesla or their political candidates.
Musk holds the record for getting sued for fraud by his
investors, wives, former partners, employees, suppliers
and co-founders. Elon Musk has gone out of his way to hire
hundreds of ex-CIA and In-Q-Tel staff and assign them to
"dirty tricks teams" to attack his competitors and elected
officials who Musk hates.
and his culture are being sued for abuse to women and
blacks and the Unions hate him for lying to them. https://stopelonfromfailingagain.com
reveals even more Musk lies.
Musk never founded his companies. He took Tesla away from the founder: Marty, in a hostile take-over!
Musk's "Starlink" satellites are domestic spy and
political manipulation tools - never get your internet
from anything SpaceX has launched. SpaceX is entirely a
domestic spy operation. Musk's "Mars" scheme is just a PR
The same kind of EMF radiation proven to cause cancer from cell phones exists in massive amounts in a Tesla.
Musk can't fix a car or build a rocket and has almost no mechanical skills.
If you pull a report of every VIN# of every Tesla ever
built and cross reference that with insurance, repair and
lawsuit records you will find that the "per volume" fire,
crash, death and defect rate is THE WORST of any car maker
in history! Musk's lobbyists have bribed DOT and NHTSA to
stall safety inspections. NO COMPLETE UNCOMPROMISING
SAFETY REPORT ON TESLA CARS HAS EVER BEEN PUBLISHED but we
have a copy of a hushed up report that would put Tesla out
of business. Musk's 'Autopilot' system is a scam to get
government cash BUT IT NEVER WORKS. The Tesla 'Autopilot'
has crashed into police cars, pedestrians, swamps and
driven owners over cliffs.
Musk is a lying con artist and partners with Goldman Sachs
to rig the stock market. Sachs has a dedicated team of 18
men who rig stocks and valuation bumps for Musk.The "Silk
Road" Cocaine and Murder-For-Hire website was created at
Musk's SpaceX and Musk's In-Q-Tel staff ran two transport
planes filled with drugs; listed as "Cocaine 1" on FAA
Over 1000 witnesses can prove every one of those claims in
any live televised Congressional hearing! Senators Dianne
Feinstein, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and
their associates own the stock in Tesla Motors and/or it's
suppliers and mining companies. That is why they
criminally help cover-up investigations of Tesla! All of
this was reported, in writing, to James Comey, Patricia
Rich and David Johnson at the FBI. Tesla and Solyndra sit
on the same land and share staff, contracts and lobbying.
California politicians own parts of both.
Why aren’t all of those parties in prison if it is so easy to prove the crime? Think back to recent history: the heads of the Department of Energy, the FBI, The DOJ and the U.S. Attorney General were kicked out of their jobs for corruption. THIS was the corruption they were doing. They all knew about this crime but they were covering it up.
Musk took over Tesla Motors in a hostile take-over in order to exploit lithium, cobalt and other mining corruption deals for his business partners. Let’s take a look at the ‘lithium’ in Musk’s horrifically miss-engineered lithium ion batteries:
His batteries cause wars in the Congo, Afghanistan and Bolivia from the corrupt mining deals involved with mining lithium and cobalt. Lithium ion batteries are insider trading-owned by ex-CIA boss Woolsey and DOE Boss Chu. Lithium ion batteries excrete chemicals that mutate fetuses when they burn; destroy your brain, lungs and nervous system when they burn; kill the factory workers who make them; cause Panasonic to be one of the most corrupt companies in the world; poison the Earth when disposed of; can't be extinguished by firemen; poison firemen when they burn; are based on criminally corrupt mining schemes like URANIUM ONE; Have over 61 toxic chemicals in them; come from an industry that spends billions on internet shills and trolls used to nay say all other forms of energy; and are insider-trading owned by corrupt U.S. Senators who are running a SAFETY COVER-UP about their dangers.
Apple products with lithium ion batteries have been exploding and setting people on fire. Over time the chemical dendrites, or deposits, inside each battery grow worse and increase the chances of explosion as they age - LITHIUM ION BATTERIES BECOME MORE AND MORE LIKELY TO EXPLODE AS TIME GOES ON AND AS THEY AGE. This is not a theory. This is a scientific fact. That is why you hear about more and more lithium batteries catching fire and blowing up. Additionally, scientists also speculate that the increasing presence of low energy nuclear background energy and wifi energy in the environment is making lithium ion batteries explode more often lately. This theory is upheld by the increasing number of FAA reports about commercial airline cabins suddenly “filling up with toxic smoke” as some lithium ion battery explodes in someones overhead luggage. As commercial jets go higher they lose the protection of the atmosphere and are subjected to more gamma (and other) radiation from overhead. This makes the already unstable lithium ion batteries on board blow up.
owner's had had more DUI's, abuse filings in divorce
proceedings and crashes than any other car maker PER
VOLUME. This makes Tesla the #1 car for douche bags and
own federal patent filing records confirm that Tesla
batteries are as dangerous as this document reports.
"Bad Guys" have figured out how to make them explode remotely in devices by making the device electronics cause the batteries to overload. The dangers of lithium ion batteries are hidden by CNN and Main Stream News (MSN) because pretty much only the DNC people profit from them and the DNC folks control CNN and the MSN. George Soros owns part of Tesla Motors so that Soros can help conduit DNC cash.
The Obama Administration promised Silicon Valley oligarchs
the market monopoly on lithium ion batteries and the
sabotage of fuel cells in exchange for campaign financing
and search engine rigging; United States Senators that are
supposed to protect us from these deadly products own the
stock market assets of them so they protect them and stop
the FDA, OSHA, DOT & NHTSA from outlawing them. There
have been thousands of defect reports filed on Tesla cars.
Tom Steyer is a notorious DNC financier. His partner, Margaret Sullivan ran, the federal USAID agency, USAID sent all of the DNC campaign financiers in Silicon Valley a federal ‘report’ from USAID that said there was “A TRILLION DOLLARS OF LITHIUM IN AFGHANISTAN” and promised to give those lithium mines, EXCLUSIVELY, to the Silicon Valley venture capitalists if they funded and web search manipulated the election for Obama to take over the White House. We have the documents proving this. In other words, a re-up of the Afghan War was caused by Elon Musk and it killed American soldiers so that Musk could buy more mansions and trophy wives.
a Tesla battery gets wet it will explode and cause all of
the other batteries to explode in a "cascade of
explosions". Water makes Tesla batteries explode. In an
accident, when a Tesla rolls over, molten metal &
plastic can drip on & burn the occupants alive and
seal them in molten metal.
Alkaline, NiCAD and hundreds of other battery chemistries DO NOT have all of these problems but Lithium Ion batteries get a monopoly because of politician insider trading owner-ships.
Tesla Motors has caused far more deaths and injuries than the world generally knows about. A recent fire on U.S. Highway 101 near Mountain View, CA, burned the driver alive and killed him. In Florida two kids died in a Tesla, burned alive, screaming in agony. A man died in agony in a Tesla crash in Malibu that set Malibu Canyon on fire. A young woman, at the start of life, and her boyfriend were burned alive in their crashed Tesla. There are many more deaths and crashes than you have seen in the Main Stream News (MSN) The deaths and the cover-ups are endless.
Senators Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and their associates own the stock in Tesla Motors and/or it's suppliers and mining companies and they cover-up and halt investigations and laws designed to save the public. They, and their crony's, spend over $1B a year to shill and troll hype about lithium ion batteries and cover-up the dangers. Lithium ion EVs are more prone to battery fires. Experts say that their lithium-ion batteries can fuel hotter fires that release toxic fumes and are more difficult to put out. Lithium ion fires keep reigniting which explains why it takes so long and requires copious amounts of water or foam (it is an electric fire, after all) to smother the flames. Tesla employee Bernard Tse and his team warned Elon Musk about these dangers in 2008 and they got fired and/or warned to "say nothing" by Musk. Three top Tesla engineers died in a plane crash next to Tesla offices in San Carlos after two of them agreed to become whistle-blowers.
The DNC bosses, Congress people and federal executives own the stock in lithium, Solar and EV markets and use kickbacks from those markets (Especially via convoluted campaign finance laundering via Elon Musk) to finance the DNC.
The DNC bosses and Musk use character assassination as their main political tool against any member of the public who speaks out against their felony stock market scams and PizzaGate-like scandals. The Harvey Weinstein reports by Ronan Farrow show that they have teams of hired goons that they pay to destroy people's lives.
They use Black Cube, Mossad, In-Q-Tel, Stratfor, Gawker Media, Gizmodo Media, Media Matters, David Brock, Sid Blumenthal, NY Times, Google servers, Facebook servers, Podesta Group, Perkins Coie, Covington & Burling and a host of "media assassins".
Gawker and Gizmodo Media set-up the attack stories and, in paid partnership with Google, Google kicks their attack links around the globe, in front of 8 Billion people, forever. Google locks the attack articles of its enemies on the front top search results of Google search results forever, on purpose! Google and Musk are partners-in-crime. Larry Page steals technology for Google and Musk meets with Larry Page to advise him on which technologies to steal and how to bypass FEC laws. Musk has exceeded FEC campaign finance limits by billions of dollars via “in-kind” services.
the full scope of these facts been acted on during the
Obama Administration, Barack Obama would have become the
first modern sitting President to have been arrested in
the White House. Barack Obama was fully aware of these
schemes, crony payola deals and corruption crimes and
discussed the implementation of these crimes, daily, with
Rahm Emanuel, David Plouffe, Steven Rattner, Robert Gibbs,
John Podesta, David Axelrod, Eric Holder and Jay Carney in
the Oval Office.
THIS corruption is what all of the big political scandals are about today!
THIS corruption involves TRILLIONS of dollars of corrupt mining deals, automotive and energy monopolies!
is why the federal budget analysis reports are showing
TRILLIONS of dollars of 'untraceable' losses from the
United States Treasury from 2006 up to today!
THIS is why a large number of reporters, whistle-blowers and prosecutors suddenly, and mysteriously turned up dead!
can all be proven in jury trial and in live televised
There is so much more to reveal but you get the picture.
This is all being covered up because top State and Federal officials are in on it, own the stock in it and are so deeply involved in it that they could go to Federal prison when this all comes out.
This is Part 1. There is more to be released. Show this document to the United States Senate and see what they say about all this..."
A complete guide to how Elon Musk has raised, and then spent, billions of dollars.
The company that Elon Musk built to usher in the electric-car future might not have enough cash to make it through the calendar year.
The anxieties that lurk beneath the tremendous ambition of Tesla Inc. moved into the forefront in recent weeks. The company again fell far short of its own production targets for the mass-market Model 3 sedan, another person died in a crash involving its assisted-driving feature and Musk entered into a public dispute with federal safety regulators. Tesla’s once high-flying stock, buffeted by a downgrade from credit analysts, has dropped 24 percent from its peak in September.
There’s a good reason to worry: No one has raised or spent money the way Elon Musk has. Nor has any other chief executive officer of a public company made a bankruptcy joke on Twitter at a time when so much seemed to be unraveling.
Tesla is going through money so fast that, without additional financing, there is now a genuine risk that the 15-year-old company could run out of cash in 2018. The company burns through more than $6,500 every minute, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Free cash flow—the amount of cash a company generates after accounting for capital expenditures—has been negative for five consecutive quarters. That will be a key figure to watch when Tesla reports earnings May 2.
Read the full story here:
In years to come, we will all look back and wonder how so many people were taken in by this shyster, who makes Enron look honest.
A lot of Musk’s money has been extracted from suckers, who think he is God’s gift, as Bloomberg report:
One of Tesla’s greatest strengths is its ability to monetize the patience and goodwill of its customers and loyal fans. The company is sitting on a staggering $854 million in customer deposits as of the end of 2017.
Since Tesla sells its products direct to consumers, without relying on a dealer network, customer deposits are cash payments that essentially serve as interest-free loans—and these loans can stretch on for years. If Tesla were to go bankrupt, those deposit holders would likely be wiped out.
Tesla is holding customer deposits for two vehicles that aren’t even in production yet: an electric Tesla Semi ($20,000 deposit) and a next-generation Roadster (either $50,000 down or the $250,000 retail price paid up front to reserve a limited edition). Even customers interested in installing an array of solar roof panels or the company’s Powerwall home battery must hand over $1,000 to place an order.
Tesla doesn’t break out deposit numbers by car, but the vast majority comes from $1,000 reservations for the Model 3. When Musk first introduced the lower-priced sedan in March 2016, fans stood in long lines at Tesla stores. Two years later, the slower-than-expected pace of production means that most of the more than 400,000 reservation holders are still waiting. And new people appear to be joining the queue: As of April, the company reported “net Model 3 reservations remained stable.”
There’s an additional source of free money from loyal believers: An unknown number of customers have paid up for vehicle features—$3,000 for “Full Self Driving” capability, for example—that Tesla thus far hasn’t figured out or released to anyone.
The consumer psychology that sees hundreds of thousands of people essentially extending an interest-free loan to a public company is unusual, to say the least. Consider the devotion of Bruce Sidlinger, a 60-year-old aerospace engineer who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona:
“The morning after the Roadster was announced, I put a deposit down. Putting down $50,000 for a Roadster that won’t be out for a few years is kind of like buying a bond that returns zero. Elon Musk is one of our planet’s great hopes. I would offer a kidney to him if he needed it.”
Keep in mind that Sidlinger already owns both a Model S and a Model X. He drove across the country to Florida earlier this year in a car made by one Musk company so he could watch a rocket made by another Musk company take flight for the first time.
I think the phrase “more money than sense” rather sums it up
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