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Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by Yanquetino, Oct 7, 2008.
Some interesting early history comments on the shareholder call today.
Today wasn't a "call", it was the annual shareholder's meeting. Elon spent a remarkable amount of time talking about the early history of Tesla, but I think his objective was to clearly refute various inaccuracies that have been propagated by sloppy journalists and Tesla FUDsters.
Huh. I have always understood EM to have been an early major investor and CEO later.
Is this incorrect?
That's my impression too. From what I've read, AC Propulsion connected Elon & JB to Marc & Martin. Marc & Martin founded Tesla Motors, and Elon & JB wanted to found their own EV company. So in this case, it's a subtle difference in perspective. As far as Elon was concerned, he wanted to start an EV company before hearing of Marc & Martin and Tesla:
The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster