A prominent hedge fund manager asks Tesla chief Elon Musk to resign after reports that the electric car manufacturer's solar panels have caught fire.
Greenlight Capital & # 39; s David Einhorn, a card seller who has publicly sparred with Musk in the past, tweeted his comments Friday morning in the wake of Walmart suing Tesla, claiming it installed the defect solar panels that fired at seven Walmart locations – causing millions in damage.
"If @Tesla wants to save the nature of the people, it should pay more attention to the safety of their own customers," the fund's card seller, who targets Tesla's stock reduction, tweeted to its nearly 40,000 followers.
“How many solar panels are still defective and can cause fire? @Tesla should immediately notify people living and working in buildings that are at risk, "he added, ending his tweet saying that Musk" should resign. ”
Einhorn is no stranger to making inflammatory statements about Musk and Tesla.
Musk, which holds particular tire for Tesla shorts, which sarcastically, Einhorn's loss is called "tragic."
"Will send Einhorn a box of short shorts to comfort him through this difficult time," Musk tweeted at that time .
And in October last year, during the fallout of the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into Musk's famous tweet, which falsely claimed that he would take Tesla privately at a $ 420 takeover price, Einhorn claimed that Musk was looking for a way out of their company to avoid the blame if it collapsed.  "His behavior suggests that he is doing his best to be relieved of the position of CEO to avoid accountability," Einhorn wrote in a letter of poison to investors.
Tesla declined to comment on Einhorn's tweet, instead pointing to a joint statement posted with Walmart on Thursday.
The companies said they were looking forward to "re-energizing" Tesla solar at Walmart stores "when all parties are confident that all concerns have been addressed."
"Above all else, both companies want every single system to work reliably, efficiently and safely," the companies said.
Tesla shares ended the day Friday down 4.8 percent, to $ 211.40.