Major Management Shakeup at Tesla

Company lets go three top executives and sixteen engineers in 'bloodbath', writes former CEO Martin Eberhard.

Published: 12-Jan-2008

Three senior executives and more than a dozen other employees have been ousted by Tesla Motors as the Silicon Valley electric-car company struggles to get its much-delayed roadster to market.

Two manufacturing vice presidents already are gone from the San Carlos start-up. The last day for the third, Mike Harrigan, a senior executive and former vice president of customer service and support, is Friday.

Tesla isn't doing layoffs, said Darryl Siry, Tesla's vice president of sales, marketing and services. In fact, it lists 39 job openings on its Web site.


The PAS series, which includes six different bikes, will have its official launch next month in Japan. Prices will start at US$800 to US$990.

The bikes will make their debut appearance in Ed's new comedy TV show, 'Living with Ed' which broadcasts Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV.

The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.


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