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

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.

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