As Bloomberg first reported, Tesla investors want to subpoena musician Claire Elise Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, the rapper Azealia Banks, and several news outlets due to their potential knowledge about Musk's August tweet in which he said, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420".
He has further detailed, that the electric auto maker is aiming to finish initial construction this summer, and will start Model 3 production by the end of year.
In a series of tweets, Elon has announced the ground breaking event.
Tesla's billionaire boss is scrambling to keep a pair of pop singers - his ex-girlfriend Grimes, as well as the rapper Azealia Banks - out of the legal mess created by his August 7 tweet that claimed he had secured funding to take the electric-car maker private for $420 a share.
The Model S, Model X and "higher cost versions" of the 3 and Y would continue to be made in the United States for the global market, including China, he added. Musk wrote in a post on Twitter.
In court filings published on Thursday, Musk's lawyer Dean Kristy said lawyers suing the company were "sensationalising" the case by trying to collect evidence from his then-girlfriend, a Canadian musician known as Grimes.More news: Brazil military uneasy with Bolsonaro's openness to U.S. base
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China raised the import tariff on US-made cars to 40 percent in July, but cut it back to 15 percent from the start of this year as part of a ceasefire in a trade war with the United States.
We can't wait to see where this latest round of messy drama ends up.
Online ordering for Tesla cars in China has started and the configurator is quoting first deliveries in March 2019.
A local Chinese plant may be crucial for Tesla, which is struggling to stave off a potential dip in demand at home, its biggest market, after reductions in federal tax credits for EVs.
Musk said the Shanghai factory will produce "affordable versions of 3/Y for greater China".
China is the largest market for electric vehicles, and most forecasters predict EV sales in the country will accelerate rapidly as government regulation drives toward a goal of 100 per cent electric vehicles by 2030.