Tesla to ‘substantially’ increase the price of its self-driving option

The electric car maker plans to keep taking online orders for the Standard Plus Model 3 which starts at $39,500

"The SEC alleges that Musk blatantly violated the settlement with a February 19 tweet about Tesla vehicle production that was not approved by the organization's" disclosure counsel".

Elon Musk didn't provide any specifics, but did say that it would be "something like" the $3,000, as suggested by a Twitter follower.

If they can't reach an agreement, the judge will rule whether Musk's newest tweets are in contempt of the SEC settlement. His attorney says Musk didn't.

Both the Panasonic and the next-12-months production tweets are noteworthy in light of the settlement that sprang from Musk tweeting in August of previous year about trying to take Tesla private.

The judge was not impressed, however, and told both sides to "Take a deep breath, put your reasonableness trousers on, and work this out", giving them until this Thursday to settle their differences out of court. Last August, that conversation, delivered the stock of the company on a wild ride.

Musk backed off the concept of taking the business private, but regulators concluded he hadn't lined up the money to pull off the offer.

Nathan pushed Crumpton through the hearing to specify the conditions under which consent should be sought by Musk before he tweets, also attracted attention to ambiguity surrounding the principles that the SEC sought to apply. "He said that his client" really does what he is told".

Tesla shares (TSLA) fell as much as 1.7 percent to $263.03 as of 9:38 a.m. Monday in NY trading.

Meanwhile, the Tesla's shares are falling almost 10 percent in early trading after the company stated it churns out 77,100 vehicles at the first quarter, as well behind the pace it must sustain to meet Musk's assurance.

The legal tussle for Musk, 47, served as a distraction amid a record decline in deliveries for Tesla during the first quarter. On the other hand, there is a reason for the company making such move.

At Wednesday's close, Tesla shares were down 12.3% so far this year.