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Is Musk Preparing To Leave Tesla?

I’m worried about Tesla.

Will Lockett
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5 min readJun 14, 2024

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While Musk might not have started Tesla, he is definitely the face of Tesla. He is single-handedly responsible for the entire marketing department of the company. His risk-happy mentality is also why the company has leapfrogged the entire automotive industry, leaving them all grappling to catch up. What’s more, the hype Elon generates around Tesla is half the reason its stock is worth so much. People believe the company is going places! However, Musk’s recent moves suggest he is gearing up to leave his most valuable company. Such a move could destroy the EV giant from within. But will Musk really jump ship?

Let’s start with why Musk might want to step away from Tesla.

It starts with AI. You see, since Tesla started, it was a manufacturing company. Despite what you might think, Tesla has never developed a major breakthrough technology. Instead, Tesla used already existing technology or partnered with technology leaders to make the best and most affordable EVs possible. The only reason Tesla was able to leapfrog an entire industry and make EVs possible is that the automotive industry was massively dragging its feet when it came to electric vehicles. As such, Tesla could make EVs that were miles ahead of anyone else, as they inherently had a head start. As such, Tesla’s share price soared way past…

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Will Lockett
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