Yet another member of Tesla’s self-driving executive team left the company in recent months — this time to join a competitor. The past seven months alone have seen three different heads of Autopilot, plus departures from other key leaders.
Initial buyers to Tesla’s most anticipated model yet, the $30,000 Model 3 that’s supposed to bring Tesla to the masses, may be getting cold feet. One eBay seller has chosen to sell their reservation to the highest taker.
Tesla had its big annual shareholder call today with plenty of confirmations for things that were expected to be confirmed, but one little surprise was this sneak peek at the Model Y crossover.
Maybe free frozen yogurt wasn’t enough. Tesla has been under fire in recent months over working conditions at the automaker’s California factory. To make amends (or a publicity stunt), Elon Musk says he’ll now jump in and work the line to perform the same tasks as every employee who’s injured on the job.
Tesla founder Elon Musk confirmed he’ll indeed step down from the president’s economic advisory council, after President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords. This comes months after Trump regularly boasted of his contempt for fact-based science, and signaled…
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Your run-of-the-mill corporate CEO couldn’t get away with this shit. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed that a new Autopilot software update should be ready for next month, and then went on to say that, Autopilot—of which the latest version is designed by Tesla, which, so you’re clear,…
Up front, I’m not a proponent of Elon Musk’s idea that extra super-fast tunnels will solve insane traffic congestion. In a nutshell, it won’t actually reduce traffic—and if you want a detailed explanation as to why, Wired has a good explainer here. But this new video of the tunnel project released on Friday by Musk is…
Elon Musk, best known for running Tesla and SpaceX, has recently turned his attention back to Earth. Specifically, under the earth: His Boring Company wants to build a tunnel under Los Angeles to alleviate its traffic problem. It’s a bold plan, and details are still relatively scarce.
Time and again in recent months, Tesla founder Elon Musk has reiterated the automaker’s production goals for the coming years: a half-million cars annually by 2018, a million by 2020. But now it seems like he’s taking a defensive crouch to deflect any potential outrage, were that goal not to be achieved.
Elon Musk dropped the hint that the upcoming Tesla ‘Model Y’ crossover will not be built on the same platform as the upcoming Model 3, suddenly countering months of speculation and common sense.
We’ve known for quite some time that Tesla has been working on a big rig truck. It’s a very logical progression from their core automotive business, and an excellent space to develop autonomy and possibly even battery-swapping technology. We’ve had no idea what the thing might look like so far, leading to speculative…
Tesla Daddy, starboy, celebrity dater, traffic hater and Boring Company starter Elon Musk now has a rendering for his tunnel idea (that hasn’t received regulatory approval). Apparently, it looks like the cars get down to the tunnel via an elevator and zip around on what appear to be high-powered lunch trays?
“I definitely did not depart because I had lost interest in working,” Klaus Grohmann, the head of Tesla’s contentious but critical manufacturing arm in Germany, told Reuters. This is what happens when you butt heads with Elon Musk.
Bill Nye, a dapper lanky guy whose TV program in the 1990s made science seem really fun to six-year-old me, recently took time to answer questions in a Reddit AMA, and he was asked about Tesla founder and space dude Elon Musk. What’s Nye’s take on Musk? He thinks he’s just great.
Skrillex, the chart-topping dubstep king of drunken frat parties nationwide, was cuffed on Weed Day, also known as Thursday, by police after being asked to exit his Tesla Model X.