This year’s April Fool’s day not only showed that car manufacturers know how to have some fun, but they’re also creative with their sense of humour as most major brands including McLaren, Lexus and even Skoda, was in on the fun.
One person however, did not get the memo on how to prank. Tesla’s Elon Musk, one of the most brilliant minds of the 21st century (not so after 1st April 2018) actually took to Twitter to “announce” of Tesla’s bankruptcy.
Tesla Goes Bankrupt
Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2018
Musk later on posted another Tweet of him leaning by a Tesla with the word “Bankwupt” written on a torn up Tesla cardboard. This follows after a test driver was killed while testing a Model X on autopilot just a couple days ago – talk about bad timing.
Needless to say, the company’s investors were not pleased and the company’s shares fell sharply. It seems like choppy seas ahead for Tesla with plenty for Musk to work on, aside from his humour. Along with the recent (and second) fatal autopilot test, Tesla is also in hot water over mounting debts and production delays.