"The DOJ has also asked us to voluntarily provide it with information about each of these matters and is investigating", the California-based company said in a filing. The 47-year-old opened up about his firm's expansion plans after a user responded to a tweet in which Musk had revealed that Tesla and Panasonic are together the largest producer of batteries for electric vehicles in the world.
Earlier in June 2017, Musk had tweeted that Tesla was in discussions with Indian hovergover for 'temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built'.More news: Man fighting for life after shark attack in Whitsundays
USA regulators have demanded Tesla to hand over information as part of a criminal investigation into whether Elon Musk's electric auto maker misled investors over its production figures.
"I think it's mostly just if it's something that might cause a substantial movement in the stock during trading hours", he said, also admitting that he regretted some of his inflammatory Twitter posts in the past.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that former employees have been subpoenaed in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.More news: Don't need certificate from Rahul Gandhi, Vardhan reacts on Avni
The Justice Department has also requested documents as part of a similar investigation, but those investigators have not issued subpoenas or made other formal requests, Tesla said in a statement Friday.
A former Tesla employee, Martin Tripp, sought whistleblower protection and filed SEC complaints claiming that Musk had overstated production numbers, which Tesla has disputed.
Tesla would only be at fault if it issued targets to investors that were recklessly or purposefully made without a basis in fact.More news: Security tight as 'El Chapo' Guzman trial set to open in Brooklyn
Professor David Bailey, an automotive industry expert at Aston University, said: "The pictures suggest big rework and rectification issues with vehicles coming off the production line". First sketch of the new auto was presented on the show electric truck from Tesla, which was held past year. The tax credit for Tesla cars will drop by half on January 1.