The full extent of his actions are not yet clear, but what he has
admitted to so far is pretty bad. His stated motivation is that he
wanted a promotion that he did not receive. In light of these
actions, not promoting him was definitely the right move.
However, there may be considerably more to this situation than
meets the eye, so the investigation will continue in depth this
week. We need to figure out if he was acting alone or with others
at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations.
As you know, there are a long list of organizations that want
Tesla to die. These include Wall Street short-sellers, who have
already lost billions of dollars and stand to lose a lot more.
Then there are the oil & gas companies, the wealthiest industry in
the world — they don’t love the idea of Tesla advancing the
progress of solar power & electric cars. Don’t want to blow your
mind, but rumor has it that those companies are sometimes not
super nice. Then there are the multitude of big gas/diesel car
company competitors. If they’re willing to cheat so much about
emissions, maybe they’re willing to cheat in other ways?
This story is crazy.