Tesla has voluntarily turned over documents to the FBI relating to the agency’s criminal investigation into whether Tesla misled shareholders and investors about its production figures. The Bureau has also been questioning former Tesla employees.
Elon Musk said in conference call with analysts in July 2017 that the company would be making 20,000 Model 3s a month by December 2017. Actual production for all of 2017 was 2,700, with 793 produced in the last week of 2017.
This investigation is separate from the SEC settlement for the Musk statements on the company going private. That settlement does not cover the production issues still under investigation.
We got big trouble here in Teslaville, that’s a capital T that rhymes with “P” and that stands for problems ahead.