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Siry talks about why he left Tesla...

Interesting article in valleywag where they get the real reason why Daryl Siry left Tesla..

Comebacks: Tesla's Motormouth Marketer Dodged Deposit Dilemma

the most interesting part is this:

What actually prompted his departure: Siry learned last fall that CEO Elon Musk planned to collect deposits from customers for Tesla's Model S Sedan, a car that exists only in prototype.

Why would that drive Siry to quit? Tesla has no factory to build the car, and no financing for it. Musk recently said that Tesla had gotten $350 million in loans from the government; in fact, it hadn't, a reality even Musk's own flack had to acknowledge. Taking deposits from customers under those circumstances in the hopes that everything will come together amounts to a fraud, Siry believed, and he wanted no part of it.
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