Elon Musk On Why He Started Tesla

Whatever you do, don’t eve accuse Elon Musk of using Tesla to take advantage of government subsidies just to make some money. Musk took to Twitter this morning to respond to criticism from investors in the week who were shorting Tesla’s stock.

The following Twitter saga came after Musk tweeted an article by Investopedia saying that Tesla is the most shorted company in the US, which stated that the short interest in Tesla totals $10.4 billion:

Today, Musk once again took to Twitter to defend his company, and also give some insight to why he started Tesla in the first place:

Musk referenced the EV1 electric car which was recalled by General Motors in the early 2000s. The story of the EV1 was documented in the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?”


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