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Stephen Colbert Will Host Elon Musk and Uber's CEO His First Week

When Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show launches on September 8 there will be a few surprising guests on his couch: Both Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick are booked for a very tech-focused first week. But that’s not the only hint that Colbert’s show might promise to be the most nerd-friendly late night show ever. » 8/24/15 4:08pm 8/24/15 4:08pm

Tesla Will Run A ‘Public Beta’ For Model S Autopilot

Elon Musk hinted last week that the long-awaited and debatably delayed Autopilot feature is “coming soon.” During today’s call to discuss Tesla’s second quarter earnings, the topic came up again, and Musk seems to be hedging the roll-out with promises of a “public beta”, because that’s exactly the kind of thing you… » 8/05/15 9:00pm 8/05/15 9:00pm

Elon Musk Promises That Model S Auto Pilot Is 'Almost Ready'

Remember the Big D reveal way back in October of last year? Most people were so enamored with the dual-motor drivetrain and insane acceleration that the other news – Auto Pilot – fell off the radar. Owners were promised the upgrade earlier in the year, and now it’s almost August, so Musk took to Twitter. » 7/31/15 7:20pm 7/31/15 7:20pm

Everything You Need to Know About Tesla's New Household Batteries

Tesla unveiled a new product line at its design studio in LA tonight. It’s called Tesla Energy and it’s a suite of batteries for homes and for businesses. The existence of the batteries has been one of the worst kept secrets of all time. But we are here at the announcement event and finally have some details. And… » 5/01/15 12:20am 5/01/15 12:20am

Tesla's Next Big Product Is Coming On April 30: Batteries

When Elon Musk makes his next big announcement later this month he won’t be joined by an electric car or a space-bound capsule. Tesla will finally be passing along details on its long-awaited batteries designed for home use, plus a “utility-scale” battery as well—both of which will likely be manufactured in its new… » 4/21/15 7:56pm 4/21/15 7:56pm

​How Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla To Google For $11 Billion

In early 2013 Tesla was in dire straits. The automaker was struggling to take orders, produce, and deliver the first batch of Model S sedans, and those that did roll out of the factory were of dubious build quality at best. Tesla was on the verge of implosion, so Elon Musk called up his friend Larry Page at Google. » 4/20/15 12:46pm 4/20/15 12:46pm

Tesla Is Finally Giving Us Sales Numbers, But Not The Ones We Want

For the first time, Tesla has broken out sales numbers from its quarterly financial statements, announcing that the automaker sold 10,030 cars in the first quarter of the year. That’s a step in the right direction, but it’s not going to solve Tesla’s real reporting problem: people trying to guesstimate monthly sales… » 4/03/15 12:25pm 4/03/15 12:25pm

​Why Tesla's Plan To Eliminate 'Range Anxiety' Doesn't Matter

When I wrote up the review of the Tesla Model S P85D I omitted one important detail: range. It was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see if people would freak about not including something that, in internal combustion cars, rarely gets mentioned. It didn't happen, and I think that's important, particularly given… » 3/19/15 2:00pm 3/19/15 2:00pm