Media reports that the US Air Force is reviewing the security clearance of Elon Musk, the chief executive of automaker Tesla Inc are inaccurate, US Air Force spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin said on Friday.
In a widely released email, Musk writes: "We are about to have the most incredible quarter in our history, building and delivering more than twice as many cars as we did last quarter".
Musk claims to be going through a hard time, and this is influencing Tesla.
But it's more likely those deliveries will begin in 2019 as Tesla focuses on generating higher profits with more expensive models, according to Jeremy Acevedo, a manager of industry analysis for Edmunds. The stock price has dropped almost 12 percent since the first of the year.
Guillen joined Tesla in the fall of 2010 as the program director for the Model S, the Tesla's breakthrough electric vehicle that laid the groundwork for the crossover Model X and more mass market Model 3 that followed. The decision was announced through an SEC filing, less than a month after he took on the role. At Daimler, he led their most successful semi truck program ever.
In a new blog post, Musk predicted that the electric-car maker would build on its second-quarter success and have "the most fantastic quarter in our history, building and delivering more than twice as many cars as we did last quarter".
When Musk inhaled on-screen during a podcast interview with comedian Joe Rogan, investors shook their heads in disbelief, certain his public cannabis consumption would hit their shares - even though marijuana is legal in California.
A Tesla spokesman said dropping the paint colors is not an indication of any production problems. Venture capitalist Gene Munster wrote last week that the CEO's behavior was "making it harder and harder to support Tesla as a company". Tesla is down more than 25 percent over the past month and has dropped 15.5 percent this year.
Among the news Friday, was that Tesla's accounting chief, Dave Morton, resigned. "This should give Musk more bandwidth", Kim said, as well as time to "regroup himself".