​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 Yesterday 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

Elon Musk Describes the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Elon Musk isn't afraid to speak his mind—and it always feels like he's about to change the world. So when the Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal billionaire sat down with Nvidia's CEO to talk about his self-driving cars, we listened carefully. (Not because he always delivers on his promises, mind you.) » 3/18/15 10:09am 3/18/15 10:09am

Elon Musk: Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are "Extremely Silly." Are They Really?

Elon Musk has never been a proponent of the universe's most abundant element, hydrogen. Well, at least in the context of a fuel source for an electric car. This is not a new stance for him, but it is one he reiterated last month at a press conference. So, why, exactly, is he such an H-phobe, and is he right? » 2/18/15 3:40pm 2/18/15 3:40pm

Elon Musk Turned Into Unwitting Hair Transplant Spokesmodel

Billionaire robot-hater Elon Musk is known for having a pretty short temper and a pretty big ego. Which means he probably doesn't appreciate the fact that some website called CosmeSys used his images (above) in a post touting new hair replacement techniques, with the headline, "Elon Musk and New Technologies in Hair… » 1/29/15 11:18am 1/29/15 11:18am

​Elon Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Will Cost $35,000 Before Incentives

The Chevrolet Bolt is being painted in the press as a Tesla competitor. It's not and Elon Musk agrees. And while GM says its 200-mile EV will be priced at $30,000, there's a big asterisk on that sticker – it includes incentives – incentives that Musk isn't including in the price of the Model 3. » 1/13/15 8:05pm 1/13/15 8:05pm