Over long stretches, yesterday’s earnings call of electric carmaker Tesla Motors (full transcript here) sounded like the game of softball it usually is. It fell to Alexandria Sage of Reuters to make it interesting. She wanted to hear from Elon Musk whether he learned anything from the “Hoerbiger experience.”
Investor Relations chief Jeff Evanson tried to intervene, claiming “that’s all the time we have.” But tenacious Sage pressed on.
“I don’t understand who you are referring to,” Musk said.
“Hoerbiger?” Sage repeated.
“Hoerbiger? I am not familiar with that name,” Musk insisted.