Oil is a dying industry, but beware of the death throws of such a predator! Tesla knows about that like no other company. Their stock gets massively shorted, but since the company itself is such a positive force in the transition to a more sustainable world, the shorts are losingt money hand over fist. But who would want to keep losing money in such a weird way?
The answer is more devious than you might think: the oil business is such a massive operation, that whatever they can do to slow down the transition to electric vehicles delivers them billions of dollars for every day they succeed at it. So shorting the companies that threaten the status quo is just everyday business for them.
But their days are numbered: single humans are more and more choosing to drive electric, and the ones that do never ever want to go back to gas guzzlers!