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. »
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… »
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. »
Elon Musk and his company Space X are hosting a year-long design competition for Hyperloop pods that will culminate in a run-off on a Hyperloop test in July 2016. Deadline to sign up for the competition is Septmeber 15, 2015.
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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… »
What’s Elon Musk going to unveil tonight in California? The fabled automatic charging “snake”? Plans for his volcano lair? A new velvet jacket? Probably just Tesla’s plans for stationary energy storage using big ass batteries. But hey, this is Musk. Anything’s possible. »
The minimum wage in California is $9 an hour, and to keep up with it, Tesla saw fit to give its co-founder and CEO a bit of a raise with an increase from $35,360 to $37,440 a year. Or just over half the cost of a new Model S.
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… »
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. »
SpaceX has tried to land its CRS-6 first stage rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean three times. And each time it's failed. But damn if it doesn't make for some spectacular video. »
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… »
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Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to tease a new product line from Tesla – that's not a car – due to be shown next month. »
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… »