Tesla whistleblower tells SEC that Elon Musk has been knowingly lying to investors

Tesla Model 3

The saga involving Tesla and a former employee named Martin Tripp shows no signs of slowing down. Just a few weeks ago, you may recall that Tesla sued Tripp for allegedly stealing company data and trying to sabotage the company's production line. Tripp has since returned the favor, with the Washington Post reporting that Tripp a few days ago filed a complaint with the SEC alleging that the automaker has been lying to investors and churning out cars that are unfit for the road.

Amidst a sea of allegations, Tripp claims that Tesla implemented a number of questionable tactics in order to boost Model 3 production, including shipping batteries with puncture holes that make the Model 3 a fundamentally unsafe car to drive. What's more, Tripp claims that Tesla has lied about the cumulative number of Model 3 vehicles it sells every quarter.

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Tesla whistleblower tells SEC that Elon Musk has been knowingly lying to investors originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 18:23:10 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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