Elon Musk teases Tesla announcement


Elon Musk is teasing a Tesla announcement on Twitter, as regulators continue to scrutinize his use of the social media platform.

He said the news will come Thursday at 2 pm PT (5 pm ET).

Musk caused a stir on Wednesday when he posted a cryptic message about the impending news, and Tesla’s (TSLA) stock initially jumped about 5%. The company’s shares were relatively flat ahead of the planned announcement on Thursday.
It’s not clear whether Musk will announce something newsworthy. Musk made a couple of changes to his Twitter bio, which could be clues about the announcement: He changed his Twitter name to “Elon Tusk” and added an elephant emoji. He also changed his photo to a picture of Mars with the word “Revive” on it.
Some suggest the Tesla news may involve the company’s upcoming Model Y SUV, updates to its autonomous driving software, or news about its network of Tesla Supercharger stations.
It’s not clear whether Tesla reviewed Musk’s latest tweets about the announcement. A spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Musk is in hot water with the SEC about his tweeting habits.