Leave it to Tesla's Elon Musk to spice up a quarterly earnings call with a vague comment that is sure to have investors and critics asking, "What is he up to now?"
While answering a question about the strength of demand for Tesla's Model S during Tesla's fourth quarter earnings call, Musk said he's not concerned about buyers stepping up this year.
Then he said, "I have a secret weapon on the demand side and might release a good weapon against the dealers."
It sounded as if Musk had a sly grin on his face as he made the comment.
Then again, it could be that we've come to expect answers from Musk that often leave us wondering, "What is he not telling us?"
For example, during the earnings call Musk discussed delivery later this year of the company's next vehicle, the Model X.