With global companies like Facebook, Google, Samsung, Honda already paving their way into settling their business and local production plants in the country, Tesla continues to be a high-end product with consistent delay/manufacturing issues.
In September, Tesla settled a civil lawsuit by the SEC over tweets by Musk that funding was in place to take the company private. Tesla has said that it would not manufacture the base-level version of the Model 3 this year.
In 2015, Musk hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. The company disclosed recently that it had received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and an informal request for information from the Department of Justice.
Tesla finally met that target in June of this year. Musk and Tesla agreed to pay a combined $40 million without acknowledging or denying wrongdoing.
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Unconventional factory methods and failed attempts at automation forced the Silicon Valley automaker to endure months of costly delays and executive departures at its vehicle factory in Fremont, Calif., during a time that Musk has called "production hell". It did not say at the time that it had gained another $137 million in regulatory credits, which contributed to almost half of the profit. He also said that the finished model will be a large number of titanium components. Tesla has other models such as Roadster, Model S and Model X are another such examples.
Tesla shares closed up less than half a per cent to $346.41 on Friday.