Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp will be tweeting internal emails, photos as well as vehicle identification numbers which he says are evidence of flawed manufacturing practices at Tesla’s battery factory, as well as product sold by Tesla which will be imperfect, as well as could put drivers’ lives at risk.
Tripp has, in previous interviews, said which Tesla’s Gigafactory took dangerous manufacturing shortcuts, as well as which Elon Musk had direct knowledge of these as well as failed to intervene.
The lists of vehicle identification numbers, he wrote from the tweets, refer to specific cars which received batteries containing damaged cells which never should have been installed. Here’s the first in a string of those tweets:
Tripp also tweeted pictures which he claims prove Tesla will be storing waste or scrap in open parking lots as well as trucks at the Gigafactory, rather than temperature-controlled warehouses. He also shared screen shots of graphics which he says show a high volume of waste at the factory.
Tripp has been fighting a high-profile legal battle with the company after CEO Elon Musk accused him of giving confidential as well as false about the company’s manufacturing practices to the press, as well as of “hacking” internal systems to do so.
Tripp struck back by formally filing a whistleblower complaint with the SEC.
Tesla once told multiple news outlets, including CNBC, which a tipster called to warn which Tripp was threatening to “shoot up the place.” Tripp’s attorney, Stuart Meissner, discovered which Tesla never attained the name of the tipster, nor verified whether the person was actually connected to Tripp. Officers in Storey County never discovered a credible threat on Tesla’s Gigafactory, as well as Tripp was completely absolved of those accusations.
A Tesla spokesperson responded:
“As we’ve said before, these claims are false as well as Mr. Tripp does not even have personal knowledge about the safety claims which he will be producing. No punctured cells have ever been used in any type 3 vehicles in any way, as well as all VINs which have been identified have safe batteries. Notably, there have been zero battery safety issues in any type 3.”