While Musk and Eberhard had bumped heads about product design before, Eberhard remembers that as the first time Musk grew so emotional about an issue.
Shortly after the debut party, Musk took Harrigan aside and made it clear to him that if he wanted to keep his job, he needed to get Musk some media attention.
Read the Emails Below @ link
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-threatening-emails-tesla-press-attention-2014-11#ixzz3PrEhIQWk
As we detail in our investigative feature about Tesla's early days, all the attention paid to the then-CEO made Musk feel overlooked.
You can see it in the emails Musk sent to members of the Tesla team, pasted from court documents below.
In a July 18, 2006, email to Mike Harrigan, who was effectively coordinating Tesla's press at the time, Musk wrote that he would "like to talk with every major publication within reason."
The way that my role as been portrayed to date, where I am referred to merely as "an early investor" is outrageous. That would be like Martin [Eberhard] being called an "early employee."
Apart from me leading the Series A & B and co-leading the Series C, my influence on the car itself runs from the headlights to the styling to the door sill to the trunk, and my strong interest in electric transport predates Tesla by a decade. Martin should certainly be the front and center guy, but the portrayal of my role to date has been incredibly insulting.
I'm not blaming you or others at Tesla — the media is difficult to control. However, we need to make a serious effort to correct this perception.
Two days later, the New York Times published its report of the Tesla debut party, which in its original form referred to Eberhard as the chairman of the company and left Musk out entirely.
To say Musk felt overlooked is an understatement.
"I was incredibly insulted and embarrassed by the NY Times article" — he wrote in an email cc'd to Eberhard and Harrigan on July 20, 2006 — "where I am not merely unmentioned, but where Martin is actually referred to as the chairman. If anything like this happens again, please consider the PCGC [public relations firm] relationship with Tesla to end immediately upon publication of such a piece. Please ensure that the NYT publishes a correction as soon as possible."
Short from $252, so not all that late LOL.
It is not speculation that Tesla is facing increasing competition.
It is not speculation that it will be increasingly difficult for Tesla to go downmarket and have the margins it had planned on.
It is common sense.
You got yourself a deal. If you want to post snide comments be in the loop then. Rest of your post is pure speculation, so you are not contributing anything, and you are late to the party, anyway.
Gigafactory will serve its purpose, distracting investors from the fact that Tesla has lost money on every car made for 12 years. They had to come up with something to hype the stock, and go for another round of financing.
Hi Tie, here is the latest what Ian Wright said about current state of Tesla :
'But he has nothing but praise for Musk's stewardship of the company he dreamed up with Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning and J.B. Straubel.
"What Tesla has achieved in terms of changing people's perceptions about electric cars, from golf carts to vehicles that compete with Mercedes and Porsche, is beyond my wildest dreams," says Wright. "That said, we're going after high polluters, and in that sense our economic proposition could allow us to scale bigger than Tesla."
Uninformed ones got excited about BOBEE's post from months ago. The new news are that Wright relocated his biz from San Jose to Alameda and is expanding it. I commented few days ago that I would not be surprised if Wright Company would joint forces to cooperate with Tesla , since he has such a high regard what Tesla is currently doing.
People who understand concept of REASON and BOBEE's yesterday's inflammatory krap posting would recognize my intention. But sheep mentality prevails here.
Sorry, didnt know you were the only one allowed to post snide comments, but you have to forgive me as I'm not in the loop.
Founder was right in forecasting that Tesla wont bring EV's to the masses. That will be left to Renault, VW, etc.
Tesla is failing to distance itself from the competition, even in areas where it may have previously had a lead, such as autonomy. The drop in oil prices is the last straw.
I would picture Volvo as being a better fit for bringing EV technology to large trucks. Peterbuilt, Navistar and others are already busy with hybrid EV's, although the drop in oil may have slowed things down somewhat.
I think Tesla has fallen behind once again. They can only compete in niche markets with little competition.
Read attentively. I directed comment "old news " to BOBEE, so he can learn something about interacting like adult with other posters from opposite side of the spectrum. You just jumped in and are producing irrelevant snides.
I said few days ago that based on Ian Wright's comments highly praising E.Musk, especially taking Tesla to next level - I would not be surprised that his company could join forces with Tesla and expand EV business also to large trucks. That's all.
So you know who Ian Wright is, but you dont think his comments have any weight? He seems to have forecast what is now happening with Tesla, increasing competition and an inability for Tesla to compete at the low end.
Keep living in the past derpfertterdwotgetsflushed.alot. and pretend that nothing is changing around you. Keep also your obsession with Greg alive.
For a third time : currently Scotland is planning to eliminate fossil fuel use from grid by going with hydro and wind generated electricity. That krap of yours with Icecube from the last Century is irrelevant here.
But, hey if obfuscation of the facts is your best answer then "happy swimming" derpterd.
Do I need to be " in the loop " too, in order to say your response served no purpose.
The other posters were, reviewing comments of a founder of Tesla, and applying new events to the discourse. The advent of cheaper gas and more competition seems to confirm the founders comments, if you'd just take your own advice and use your brain.
Another door closes to Tesla.
China has madated 30 percent of all vichle purchase by the government must be EV....KNDI only supplier that get government rebates and incentives when consumer BUY KNDI EV... China manufactures over 90% of all household product sold in the world from computers, clothes, kitchen appliances, etc....And in the near future China will be the largest EV automobile manufacture
Sentiment: Strong Buy
You are not in a loop pal and you don't know the context of my sarc response to BOBEE for his previous "genius" comments .
I know perfectly who Ian Wright is, and posted few days ago about his new company relocated from San Jose to Alameda. Take your snaring elsewhere.
JANUARY 25, 2015
Brrrrrr...it's forking cold in my Terdsla...wish I could run the fudging heater.
Love to hear more opinions on this subject. I don't have the D but have the P85 and am seeing the same thing. I live in NJ and the cold just seems to kill the range. I am on average getting a 25-35% loss in range against what it tells me. ie - 240 charge is yielding 170-180mi.
Service center says turn the heat back (I keep it on 68), pre-condition (which I do) and the car works the most efficient at 60-65mph
The car is a piece of filth , for 100k I want to be able to be warm when I want to be and enjoy the performance I purchased.
Any one seeing similar or have suggestions? I imagine the D is even worse in that regard.
I am 70 days into my car and am to the point of thinking of giving it back.
The economy was in cyclical downturn when BHO took office but was not "waiting to collapse." BHO’s policy of forcing government intervention in all aspects of our lives while interfering with normal market self-correcting mechanisms has made the situation worse. The “recovery” is the most anemic in decades and an ever larger portion of the population have given up on trying to become contributing members of our society and prefer to subsist on governmental welfare programs. Moreover, BHO and his lackeys have assured the next downturn in the economic cycle will be more severe, longer lasting and more difficult to recover from by creating huge deficits, increases in the national debt and printing so many dollars while decreasing interest rates. His policies have exhausted those forms of economic stimulus to near their practical limits and made no effort to restore them to levels that would be beneficial in the next downturn.
This country is becoming increasingly polarized. The difference between BHO and his three immediate predecessors in the office is they demonstrated, despite policy differences, both the ability and willingness to work with the other party for the good of the country. None of them viewed demographic segments or differences as something that should be intentionally exploited as a political weapon to enhance their own stature .
I’m not optimistic that this country will ever fully recover from the “right things.”
JANUARY 24, 2015
I've got the same issue. I've got the standard 19" wheels so its even more on display. Car is about 6 weeks old and the wheels look like they're off an old rust bucket. I'm in the UK and we've had a lot of rain but that aside I wouldn't expect the wheels to be rusting as they are. None of my previous cars have ever had this (last was an Audi R8). Very disappointing for a premium car.
You mean it won't make it across the Nullarbor ?
Fork it then.
I'm not buying one :)
tie, usually agree with your comments, but not this one
Vehicles which are towing are a small percentage of overall vehicles. The fact that specialty vehicles may not benefit or be a candidate for EV technology doesnt mean that the vast majority of vehicles wouldnt. I'd love a plug in hybrid pickup that had a battery only range of 20 miles. That would cover my commute and 90 % of my driving.
... and I'd drive that till my fuel cell Toyota Tundra is available.
Sentiment: Strong Sell