Report: Two top engineers leave Tesla, but Model S debut unaffected

Tesla Model S Concept

It seems like things just keep getting interrupted for Tesla and the production of their all-electric Model S luxury sedan. Two top engineers are said to have left the carmaker, giving stock shares a 15% bump after a record plunge of 19% last week.

“I’m highly confident we’ll deliver at least 20,000 cars” in 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview. “I’m highly confident we’ll do better than the delivery date of the first Model S cars being in July.”

Despite what seems like a crucial loss, Elon Musk emphasized that the Tesla Model S’s release this year will keep on going, unaffected by the change in staff.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoNews