Tesla promised so much- its revolutionary electric vehicles offered the chance to live the dream of driving a fast car while not damaging the environment.

It also demonstrated a business plan that was adaptive to fast changing circumstances.

But the SEC’s lawsuit accusing Tesla boss Elon Musk of securities fraud has put the dampener on things,

The US financial regulator says Musk’s claims that he had secured funding to take the electric carmaker private were “false and misleading” and is seeking to bar Musk from acting as an officer or director of a publicly traded company.

He says he acted in the “best interests of truth, transparency and investors”. Perhaps he should just have kept his mouth shut.