Elon Musk Hates Silicon Valley

The general consensus ahead of Sunday's big HBO debut is positive: geeks and geek detractors are both excited for Silicon Valley. But Recode's Nellie Bowles attended the show's San Francisco premiere, and tech's favorite billionaire electric car baron has nothing nice to say. He also seems like sort of a prick! » 4/06/14 8:48pm 4/06/14 8:48pm

Why This State Is The Most Likely To Get Tesla's Gigafactory

Elon Musk is a man who needs some batteries. A lot of batteries. So many batteries, in fact, that he's prepared to build a $5 billion Gigafactory capable of turning out enough batteries to fit in 500,000 cars per year by 2020. The big question is this: Who's gonna get it? » 4/01/14 2:00pm 4/01/14 2:00pm

Why Is 60 Minutes Dubbing Motor Noises Over Tesla Footage? (Video)

Anyone watching 60 Minutes' interview with Elon Musk? They keep dubbing motor noises over driving footage of the Model S. It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it's not the sound of a Tesla. (Update: 60 Minutes admitted to dubbing the sound) » 3/30/14 8:05pm 3/30/14 8:05pm

Is Elon Musk's Long-Term Plan To Build Batteries For The Military?

The Tesla 'Gigafactory' is going to be able to produce enough batteries for 500,000 cars by 2020, its creators claim. Since its doubtful Tesla will be selling 500K cars a year by that point, where are those batteries going? Here's how Elon Musk really becomes Tony Stark. » 3/03/14 9:54am 3/03/14 9:54am

Elon Musk Made $1.1 Billion Yesterday

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/26/14 9:30am 2/26/14 9:30am

Crash Pics: Tesla Model S vs. Generic Euro Compact

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Last August, Tesla's Model S sedan aced the NHTSA's crash safety tests with a perfect, 5-star score in every category. The results prompted Tesla Motors' PR department to start hyping the car as "the safest car ever tested". It seems like someone in Europe didn't get the message, however, and decided to ram themselves… » 2/15/14 6:48pm 2/15/14 6:48pm

Tesla's New Enthusiasm Problem: There's Too Much Of It

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/06/13 9:38am 11/06/13 9:38am

Elon Musk Is Still Annoyed At 'Anti-American' Jeremy Clarkson

At the opening of Tesla's first retail store in London yesterday, noted supervillain and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk fired back at critics like Michael Corleone taking out his enemies one by one at the end of The Godfather. Two big targets: Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and Volkswagen Group chairman Martin Winterkorn. » 10/25/13 10:15am 10/25/13 10:15am

Tesla Steals Hardware Exec From Apple To Lead Vehicle Development

Everyone has been wondering exactly if — or when — Apple will get involved in the development of cars besides just touch screens and infotainment systems. Now, at least one automaker will benefit from Apple's expertise: Tesla Motors. » 10/24/13 3:17pm 10/24/13 3:17pm

ZOMG! Elon Musk To Turn Lotus Submarine Into Working Bond Car

Earlier today we brought you the scoop that Elon Musk was the secret buyer of the Bond Lotus submarine. Now we've heard from Musk about his plans for the car. They are so amazing your brain may explode, Scanners-style, from pure amazement. » 10/17/13 8:05pm 10/17/13 8:05pm

Elon Musk Is Secret Buyer Who Spent $866K On James Bond's Lotus Sub

The mysterious 'collector' who spent $866,000 on the James Bond Lotus submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me was none other than billionaire investor and Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jalopnik has exclusively learned. That makes perfect sense. » 10/17/13 9:45am 10/17/13 9:45am

Watch A SpaceX Rocket Fly 2,500 Feet And Land Straight Up

You know how rockets fly upward and then just land wherever? That's so 20th century, man. Elon Musk's SpaceX wants rockets that can land upright after being fired off, and that's exactly what the Grasshopper is. It's actually pretty amazing to watch. » 10/15/13 12:28pm 10/15/13 12:28pm

Elon Musk : Electrons Are Less Flammable Than Gasoline

Elon Musk sent out his official response to a Tesla Model S catching fire this week, and, in typical Muskian fashion, it's logical, reasoned, and a tad bit combative. Which is probably how he should have responded. » 10/05/13 10:20am 10/05/13 10:20am