Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. 

Beck Diefenbach | Reuters

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. 

ambitious benchmark for its Model 3, after setting a production record in the second quarter. The publication reported that Tesla has already broken its record ahead of the third quarter’s close, suggesting it would exceed guidance of 50,000 – 55,000 Model 3s.

Meanwhile, investors on Monday will also digest Tesla’s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the company’s brief flirtation with going private. On Saturday, regulators announced that both Musk and the company would be fined $20 million each, and the billionaire would be forced to give up his role as chairman of the board while remaining CEO.

Below are the two emails Musk sent to staff:

Friday, September 28:

Ignore all distractions. One more hardcore weekend and we will all be victorious.

Thanks for being amazing.


Sunday, September 30:

We are very close to achieving profitability and proving the naysayers wrong, but to be certain, we must execute really well tomorrow (Sunday).

If we go all out tomorrow, we will achieve an epic victory beyond all expectations.

Go Tesla!!

Thanks for all your hard work,


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