Musk said that a recent mass e-mail that was sent to prospective customers on the Model S waiting list, encouraging them to complete their orders in the name of Tesla profitability, was "overzealous" and was not approved by the company, Bloomberg News says.
The e-mail implied that, by completing sales, such customers would help the 10-year-old company achieve its first quarterly profit during the first quarter. Musk says the e-mail wasn't necessary and that he "put an immediate stop to it."
Earlier this week, Tesla confirmed that it had its first-ever profitable quarter during the first quarter and that it beat its sales goal of 4,500 Model S deliveries by 250 units. Additionally, the company is discontinuing sales of its low-end 40-kWh because of low demand.