Federal agents are allegedly reviewing Model 3 production numbers dating back to early 2017 as part of a criminal investigation, as per the report.
Tesla released a statement in response, confirming that it received a voluntary request for documents about its public guidance for the Model 3 and had cooperated.
“Tesla's philosophy has always been to set truthful targets – not sandbagged targets that we would definitely exceed and not unrealistic targets that we could never meet. While Tesla gets criticized when it is delayed in reaching a goal, it should not be forgotten that Tesla has achieved many goals that were doubted by most,” stated Tesla.
The company said it has not received a subpoena, a request for testimony or additional documents, or any other formal process from the Department of Justice.
Shares of Tesla were unfazed, up more than 4% to US$327.61 in Friday afternoon trading.
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