September

Company Update

The following email was just sent to Tesla employees:

First, I’d like to thank you for your incredible efforts and contribution as we enter the final few weeks of this quarter. This is a very exciting time for Tesla, to say the least, and you are the reason for the tremendous progress we’ve made in a relatively short period of time. It is easy to forget that our company was almost unknown 10 years ago and didn’t even exist until after the start of the 21st century!

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August

Staying Public

Earlier this month, I announced that I was considering taking Tesla private. As part of the process, it was important to understand whether our current investors believed this would be a good strategic move and whether they would want to participate in a private Tesla.

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Update on Taking Tesla Private

As I announced last Tuesday, I’m considering taking Tesla private because I believe it could be good for our shareholders, enable Tesla to operate at its best, and advance our mission of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. As I continue to consider this, I want to answer some of the questions that have been asked since last Tuesday.

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What You Need to Know about the Federal EV Tax Credit Phase Out

Since 2010, anyone purchasing a qualified electric vehicle, including any new Tesla model, has been eligible to receive a $7,500 federal tax credit. This tax credit begins to phase out once a manufacturer has sold 200,000 qualifying vehicles in the U.S.

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Taking Tesla Private

The following email was sent to Tesla employees today:

Earlier today, I announced that I’m considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420/share. I wanted to let you know my rationale for this, and why I think this is the best path forward.

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May

Welcome Sanjay Shah and Jan Oehmicke

As we continue to bring new talent to Tesla, today we’re pleased to welcome Sanjay Shah and Jan Oehmicke.

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Welcoming New Talent to Tesla

As we continue our thorough reorganization to ensure Tesla is well prepared for the future, today we’re pleased to announce a number of key hires that we’ve made over the past several weeks.

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April

A Not So Revealing Story

We welcome constructive criticism, but those who care about journalistic integrity should strive for the truth above all. Unfortunately, the writers at Reveal have published an article that paints a completely false picture of Tesla and what it is actually like to work here. In our view, what they portray as investigative journalism is in fact an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla. The piece even includes an interview with Worksafe – the same organization that the UAW enlisted to publish a negative report against Tesla last year, and whose board includes labor union officials and advocates.

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March

An Update on Last Week’s Accident

Since posting our first update, we have been working as quickly as possible to establish the facts of last week’s accident. Our hearts are with the family and friends who have been affected by this tragedy.

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What We Know About Last Week's Accident

We were deeply saddened to learn that the driver of a Model X vehicle involved in an accident last Friday passed away. Safety is at the core of everything we do and every decision we make, so the loss of a life in an accident involving a Tesla vehicle is difficult for all of us. Earlier this week, Tesla proactively reached out to the authorities to offer our assistance in investigating.

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