Tesla executives quit; CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke pot

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The vehicle company has struggled to scale up production of its Model 3 sedan, which has been hit by a number of delays, intensifying the pressure on Musk. Musk asked Rogan to which he responded, "Totally legal".

Morton took over the role in August 2018 after the former chief accountant, Eric Branderiz, left the post after almost two years.His resignation comes in the wake of departures by other Tesla executives including chief engineer Doug Field and top sales executive Ganesh Srivats who both resigned in July.

The company said its accounting functions will be overseen by the chief financial officer and corporate controller.

Meanwhile, its chief people officer Gaby Toledano had decided not to return to the firm after a period of absence, according to newswire Bloomberg.

Elon Musk took a drag on a joint during his interview with former UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

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The billionaire entrepreneur addressed his tumultuous year in an emotional interview with The New York Times in August, in which he admitted he was experiencing the "most hard and painful year" of his career.

"I hope I didn't weird you out and I hope you didn't get mad that we smoked weed", Rogan told Musk, wrapping things up.

Tesla will stay public, Musk said on August 24, ending more than two weeks of speculation and calculation about how much a go-private deal would cost and who could be involved in it. The chairman and CEO of both Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., among other companies, gave an emotional interview to the New York Times in which he said friends were anxious about exhaustion.

"We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the board to address these issues", he added.

The tumult comes as Tesla has been ramping up production of its Model 3 electric auto, which is seen as a make-or-break effort for the company.

The exodus from Tesla continued Friday morning, after news that two more executives had called it quits.

Viecha also restated Tesla's forecast that it will build 50,000 to 55,000 of its Model 3 sedans in the current quarter, and indicated the company's working capital will improve as production increases, Spak wrote.

Shares fell about 7pc as trading opened on Friday.

Disclosure: I have no ownership in shares of TSLA and have no plans to initiate any positions within 72 hours.



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