Tesla says it will lay off employees

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    All-electric sedan delayed until 2011

    [xfloat=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2008_Tesla.jpg[/xfloat]Claire Miller – NY Times – Oct. 15, 2008

    2009 Tesla Roadster – $109,000 and almost 250 miles AER.

    If Tesla is not generating positive cash flow with a real product on the street, expect more trouble ahead. -- Ed.

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Motors, an electric car start-up in Silicon Valley, said Wednesday that it would lay off employees and delay production of its second car, the Model S. Tesla also removed its chief executive, Ze’ev Drori, and appointed Elon Musk, the company’s chairman and principal investor, to the position.

    Mr. Musk posted the changes on Tesla’s Web site. He said the company was in a “critical phase” and would have a positive cash flow within nine months.

    He blamed the worsening financial crisis and the credit crisis for the upheaval. “It’s not an understatement to say that nearly every business will be impacted by what has unfolded in the past weeks,” Mr. Musk wrote. The cutbacks come after warnings from Silicon Valley venture capitalists that start-ups should slash expenses and reach profitability as quickly as possible to survive the economic downturn.

    Tesla, the poster child for the Valley’s push into “clean technology,” has had a particularly difficult year, with previous layoffs, executive turnover and production delays for its first car, a $109,000 all-electric roadster, as well as the Model S sedan… [rm]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/technology/start-ups/16tesla.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=tesla%20layoff&st=cse&oref=slogin&oref=slogin[/rm]

    Thanks for the find Bob!
     
  2. koreberg

    koreberg Junior Member

    50 billion to small minded 3 so they can maintain status quo and continue laying off workers. No money to tesla to help get a real alternative off the ground.

    Disgusting.
     

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