Now, with the company set on staying public, its finances are under extreme scrutiny from investors and analysts as it fights to become profitable.
CEO Elon Musk now says that most of Tesla's shareholders believe it's better off in private hands Elon Musk said investors have convinced him not to make Tesla a private company (Brian Lawless/PA) Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk unveiling the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California past year, the billionaire's tweet has sparked debate over the electric vehicle maker's future.
Tesla shares, down just one percent after Musk's appearance on the Rogan podcast, fell another seven percent in the half hour after Morton's resignation.
Elon Musk took a drag on a fat joint while being interviewed on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast on Thursday.
"Funding secured", Musk said at the time on Twitter.More news: Tiger Woods off to fast start, chasing first win since 2013
He said: "I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting". I know a lot of people like weed, and that's fine.
Running Tesla is his "hardest" job, he told Rogan.
Joe Rogan Experience/YouTubeElon Musk taking a toke. Then he states that flying cars would never work because they're too loud - after claiming that he will be putting very loud compressed air jets in his future vehicle.
"I mean, it's legal, right?" inquired a hesitant Musk.
Of 50 USA sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 - but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January.More news: Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay
"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk said.
Elon Musk said it is "probably not wise" to kick robots in a wide-ranging interview with Joe Rogan.
"It's like a cup of coffee in reverse", Musk explained. It's quite long. It takes a long time to walk it", he continued "I'm not saying it's going to be successful.
The interview touched on one of Musk's favorite themes: ways to revolutionize transportation.
"It's totally legal", the always-enthusiastic Rogan replied.More news: Apple recalls iPhone 8 due to manufacturing defect
But he doesn't plan to pursue the idea anytime soon, as he is too occupied with Tesla, SpaceX and other projects. Musk said, just before apparently inhaling. "An electric plane isn't important right now". But he expressed frustration about his efforts to build a tunnel under Los Angeles. They both giggled and Musk said, "That would be great". "That's the reason. It's a awful place to dig tunnels".