In a post on Twitter in August last year, Elon Musk that he was considering privatising the Tesla and take the company from the stock exchange. ”The funding secured,” he wrote, and claimed that he had a deal with a saudi fund. But some money did not come, and Musk announced later that he changed.
The u.s. financial supervisory authority, the SEC saw the conduct which värdepappersbedrägeri and sued Musk, who in the subsequent agreement, was forced to pay $ 20 million, less than 180 million. He even got to leave the post of chairman of elbilstillverkaren in three years, but remain as ceo, and promise not to put out information about Tesla, without having obtained the official approval of the company first.
he took however to Twitter again in a way that the SEC believes violated their agreement. On February 19 this year, he wrote in a post that Tesla would deliver 500,000 of the cars in 2019, which the SEC according to the Washington Post considered to be misleading as the figure, in fact, was upwards of 400,000.
Musk corrected their tweet a few hours later and wrote that the company's production rates were in line with a forecast of 500,000 cars, but Tesla would only produce 400.000 during the calendar year.
in a document to a court in New York city with the basis for a new agreement, which, however, must first be approved by a judge.
According to CNBC specifies the dossier is exactly the type of information which require formal legal overview before it is shared with the general public, on social media and the company blog or in conversations with investors.
the List of information covered is long, but includes among other things data on Tesla's finances, income, revenues, acquisitions of companies, production figures and projections.
for a comment on the new agreement. The company's share price rose by 0.9 per cent in efterhandeln after having fallen by 5 per cent earlier in the day. Since the year began, the shares have gone down by 29 per cent.
see also: Elon Musk – record, setbacks, and a twittering which could have cost him everything.