Tesla has probably been the biggest success story on the stock market in the last few years.

Even after a pullback this year, the stock is up 1,500% over the past three years,

rewarding investors who held through a volatile period with 16x gains.

Tesla's status as one of the biggest battleground stocks is also no secret.

CEO Elon Musk may be as well known for making controversial remarks

as he is for being a visionary leader, and critics have long cheered for the company's demise.

They've argued at one point or another that Tesla is bound for bankruptcy,

its results are only propped up by government credits