• Dec 4, 2007
The saga of Martin Eberhard's abrupt departure from Tesla Motors continues to unfold. A story on the Green Wombat blog at Fortune's site has more details on what happened during Eberhard's last few days with the company he helped get off the ground. It appears that a personality conflict between Eberhard and Chairman Elon Musk was at least partly behind the firing.
It also looks like at least a majority if not all of the members of the Board of Directors had lost confidence in Eberhard's ability to get development of the Roadster back on track. Given the continuing issues that Tesla has had with transmission suppliers, things did not bode well for the chances of getting the WhiteStar sedan done on time and on budget.

[Source: Green Wombat, thanks to Peter for the tip]


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