Tesla Inc.

TSLA -0.71%

said Chief Executive

Elon Musk

has changed his title at the company to Technoking of Tesla.

The electric vehicle maker also said Chief Financial Officer

Zach Kirkhorn

will have the title of master of coin. Tesla said both Mr. Musk and Mr. Kirkhorn will maintain their respective positions as CEO and financial chief.

Tesla announced the title changes, effective Monday, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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