Breaking down Elon Musk’s most “painful” year yet

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Since its founding in 2003, Tesla has been one of most intriguing tech properties in the world. It’s been touted as more than just a car company, with a promise to accelerate the world’s transition into sustainable energy. That promise can only be fulfilled if Tesla can push through its current problems. CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has been credited with the rise of Tesla, but 2018 has been a bumpy year for him. From massive losses, claims of sabotage, and swipes against the media to a possibility of the company going private, it’s hard to predict what’s next. Now the SEC has reportedly served Tesla with a subpoena after Musk tweeted that he was considering privatization.