Elon Musk Issue Correctional Tweet Aimed At Inaccurate Wall Street Journal Article

Elon Musk Issue Correctional Tweet Aimed At Inaccurate Wall Street Journal Article

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

In throwing the smackdown at a inaccurate article by the Wall Street Journal, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to dispel the falsities.

The Wall Street Journal wrote:

"With sales of its electric sedan declining in its home market, Tesla Motors Inc. this week launched U.S. incentives that cut its monthly lease price and aim to convince potential customers that buying the car is a safe financial bet."

If you're the Wall Street Journal, then you should know that if you state that Tesla sales are declining, than you should be damn sure you're right.  As it turns out, WSJ was wrong, but the Journal mostly placed the burden on Ward's Auto. Per the WSJ article:

"Tesla, however, is facing declining sales in the U.S., according to WardsAuto.com, an industry publication that tracks auto company data."

From this spat between WSJ and Elon Musk, we've learned the following:

  • Tesla Model S sales hit a record high worldwide in September (though we stilldon't know what the actual figure is)
  • Tesla Model S sales improved by 65% year-over-year in September in North America
  • It's not wise to report inaccurate Tesla sales figures
  • Elon Musk can even take down the Wall Street Journal with just 1 Tweet (or maybe 2 - see below)

Elon's 2nd Tweet Aimed At WSJ

Elon's 2nd Tweet Aimed At WSJ

We're rather certain that when Musk read the WSJ article, his immediate response was as follows: