Morton indicated in a recent 8K filing that he left because of "the level of public attention placed on the company".
During his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, which drew a lot of attention because Musk was sipping whisky and smoking marijuana in his first live interview since he tweeted that he was taking Tesla private, Musk and Rogan discussed artificial intelligence, flamethrowers, Tesla, smart homes, and solar energy. Employees at both its Fremont, California, auto factory and Reno, Nevada, battery Gigafactory, have been living through what Musk has called "production hell", working to ramp up production of the company's critical Model 3 sedan.
The Internet's abuzz with chatter following the surfacing of a video taken of Musk during a recording of Rogan's podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, in which the controversial tech bro shares a blunt, sips whiskey, and discusses everything from the Singularity to magnetic repellants on auto bumpers.
Tesla is under extreme pressure to turn a sustained net profit starting this quarter, as promised by Mr Musk.
Toledano, who has been on leave of absence from the company, said she would not be returning to the company.
Tesla did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
If such a system is connected to your vehicle, it could calculate when you'll be home and start the air conditioning at the optimal time to save energy, Musk said.
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He says Twitter has so far suspended 3,843 accounts the company believes are linked to the agency, and has seen recent activity. To kick off his opening statement, Dorsey picked up his phone and said he would be tweeting out his prepared testimony .
Musk, 47, took one drag (see a brief clip at the end of this post) from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California. In the Rogan interview Thursday night, Musk talked about thinking he was insane when he was 5 or 6 years old because so many ideas were forming in his head.
"I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting", he said. "I don't actually notice any effect".
Musk is definitely not flying high after his infamous toke set his company stocks ablaze...
"We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the board to address these issues".
Elon Musk announced some major executive changes at Tesla, shuffling in a new president to oversee automotive operations, a new Gigafactory vice president in charge of ramping up Model 3 production, and a new duo to lead Tesla's human-resources division.
Musk attempted to minimise the commotion surrounding his company after Tesla shares sank to the lowest in five months and its bonds traded at record lows.
In a wide ranging interview published on Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he has big ideas for an electric plane. According to an article on NBC News, Tesla's stock has plummeted 9% since the episode aired on September 6.