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What will happen to Tesla ?

Asked by softtop67 (1256points) February 17th, 2010

With the horrible news of the plane crash killing three Tesla executives, what do you think will happen to the company? Will it survive? Will the IPO be delayed?

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gemiwing's avatar

I just read about that this morning. Sad on many levels. I don’t know but I hope the IPO goes as planned, but I’m sure there will be a delay for restructuring.

davidbetterman's avatar

Executives are a dime a dozen. Thank god it wasn’t engineers who were killed…

ragingloli's avatar

Truly shocking.

softtop67's avatar

I believe the owner and pilot of the plane was the head engineer for the company

Nullo's avatar


* ba-dum-psh! *

robmandu's avatar

Elon Musk was not on the plane.

And while the plane was owned by senior electrical engineer Doug Bourn and all three occupants are described as high-ranking officials at the company, the authorities have not yet released the names of any of the deceased. (source)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

It’s sad news, but somewhat ironic, no? Executives for a company that makes electric cars were killed when their plane hit a power line.

robmandu's avatar

Update: The workers in the plane that crashed were not executives, as was widely reported, but two engineers and a manager. As such, the tragedy does not appear to pose a threat to Tesla’s plans to introduce the Model S, a $60,000 all-electric luxury sedan, or its IPO.

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