Tesla nears three-month low as JPMorgan adds to deal doubts

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Excruciating, actually. He sent a rash tweet suggesting he's taking Tesla private - at $420 per share, a move he says was motivated by "karma" and not because he was "on weed" - which prompted an SEC investigation and sent Tesla stock tumbling.

The stock fell by as much as 6.7 per cent to a three-month low of $285 in morning trading in NY, some way off the $420-a-share take-private offer for which Mr Musk, the company's co-founder and chief executive, claimed to have secured funding this month.

Back in 2016, Elon Musk described that Tesla's factory would be "the machine that builds the machine".

Musk's already chaotic world blew up again when he tweeted this month that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private.

Afghan forces free 149 people taken hostage by Taliban
The battle for Ghazni killed at least 100 members of the Afghan security forces and 35 civilians, according to Afghan officials. The Taliban had taken control of part of Bulcheragh district and more than 50 government forces were missing, he added.

The bank had raised its forecast following Mr Musk's tweet, which he later said was based on discussions with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.

On Friday, Arianna Huffington - who collapsed from exhaustion in 2007 and has since become a crusader for the importance of sleep - penned an open letter to Musk asking him to "apply that same passion for science not just to your products but to yourself". Musk also unfollowed the other half of Grusk™ on Twitter early Sunday.

In researching this story, I went back into the CleanTechnica files and was surprised to find we had written barely a word about the company since July of past year when we reported a prototype of the Lucid Air sedan had achieved a top speed of 235 miles per hour. Elon Musk's emotional and psychological state has been a particular focus in the media lately, particularly following an honest interview with the New York Times.

Musk said that in late July, he met Saudi Arabian sovereign fund representatives to discuss the electric carmaker's possible exit from the stock market.

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While Tesla and Lucid aren't at all on the same level - Lucid has only shown electric-car prototypes, whereas Tesla produces thousands of cars a month - the prospect of controlling Lucid may have appeal to the Saudis. The company later received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission over the tweet.

Tesla has presented plenty of challenges for Musk. Then you'll love the Lucid Air's front fascia.

Lucid has no updated information on the auto on its website.

The talks between privately-held Lucid Motors and PIF underscore the latter's appetite to invest in electric vehicle makers to diversify the oil-rich Middle Eastern kingdom's investment portfolio.

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