March 12th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
The SEC is trying to get the court to hold Elon Musk in contempt. The SEC maintains that Musk violated the plea bargain they made after the infamous "funding secured" tweet, a plea bargain that was accepted by the court as its final judgement and thus has the power of a court order for Elon Musk and Tesla
March 1st, 2019 | by Steve Bakker
That's what one of Elon Musk’s former business partners Peter Thiel said about the man: “Never bet against Elon Musk.” And once more, against all odds, this is proving to be true. In bringing the Model 3’s price tag down to the long awaited mission target of $35,000, Tesla’s Secret Master Plan is being fulfilled. In a veritable "4th down and goal" analogy, Musk has pulled off what is arguably a Hail Mary pass to maintain sales volume, clearing the goal posts by a hair. The Holy Grail of the affordable, profitable, long-range electric car — sought after since GM developed the EV1 in the '90s — is in sight. Tesla will deservedly go down in history as the company that grabbed that brass ring
February 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Elon Musk recently went on ARK Invest's "For Your Innovation" podcast, where he talked about Tesla's progress with autonomous vehicle tech and the company's production ramp rates for Model 3 and beyond. His comments shed light on his view of the company's progress with the Model 3 production ramp compared to earlier estimates and help the rest of us better understand the company's oft criticized delays
February 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk sat down with Tasha Keeney and Cathi Wood of ARK Invest for a conversation about Autopilot and autonomous cars. He said Teslas will be capable of Level 4 self driving by the end of this year.
February 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
As Elon has said many times, Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the electrification of transport. The company wants everyone to drive an electric car, even if it isn’t a Tesla. This is not just talk — in 2014, Tesla released its patents, making its patented technology available to anyone who wants to use it
February 9th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
Elon Musk took to Twitter recently and posted an image that looked like that infamous "say hello to my little friend" scene from Scarface.
February 7th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
Tesla's Elon Musk recently tweeted, "Great electric car documentary about early days of Tesla, GM Volt, Nissan Leaf & Gadget. So much has happened since then." Indeed. With the spotlight shining so brightly on Elon and Tesla, it's hard to remember how far the man (and the company) have come since the early days. Many of the early struggles surrounding Tesla were captured in this fascinating flick, Revenge of the Electric Car
February 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
February 1st, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla is refocusing on service as its top priority now that it has stabilized production and delivery for Model 3, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday on the company's Q4 2018 earnings call. Elon said on the call, "One of our major priorities for this quarter is improving service operations," with a specific focus on North America, which is home to the majority of Tesla's vehicles
January 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
I recently met George Miller, a world-renowned puzzle maker. George makes 2D- and 3D-puzzle prototypes and builds hundreds of high-quality puzzles each year, including classic puzzle reproductions, new puzzle designs, and ultra-modern puzzle creations. It turns out both George and his wife Roxanne are Tesla enthusiasts
January 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Editor's note: Aside from the useful article below, we have breaking news out of China that Shanghai Gigafactory construction is speeding up. We'll start with that news
January 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
When will rising EV sales begin to cut into global demand for oil? It sure ain’t happening yet — as we discussed in an earlier article. Over the past few years, the increasing popularity of trucks and SUVs has canceled out the gas savings from EVs a thousand times over
January 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Like many, I’ve been watching the developments in Boca Chica, Texas, with great interest. SpaceX, one of Elon Musk’s companies, is building the “Starship Hopper,” a shorter and simpler version of a spacecraft that could revolutionize space travel. Seeing images of the mostly complete test vehicle, clad in shiny stainless steel, makes me feel like a kid again
January 8th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
Elon Musk remains a frequent target in the media. Clickbait journalists clack away at their keyboards and smear the Tesla and SpaceX CEO on a regular basis. Sometimes an outside perspective is needed — especially from someone who really knows science and space. To that end, CNBC recently sat down with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to get his take on Elon Musk
January 7th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Elon is in Shanghai this week for the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Gigafactory 3. He says the facility should being producing Model 3s for Chinese customers by the end of this year, and that the next Tesla CEO could come from China.
January 6th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
Elon Musk has been the target of a relentless smear campaign this year. While greedy (and shadowy) figures spew salacious gossip, diehard Tesla fanboys claim to know the real deal — right down to the most obscure detail about The Ironman. Hint: see item #5 below. To test your own knowledge, see if you're aware of these surprising 15 factoids (via CNBC and Redbook) about Elon Musk
December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla set record after record in 2018. It passed up automaker after automaker in terms of sales as well as market cap. And it actually started turning a profit. Let's have a closer look as 2018 comes to a close
December 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk took to Twitter on the day after Christmas to remind everyone how important driving an electric car is for the environment and to let them know that the Supercharger network will cover all of Europe, North America, Mexico, and China by the end of 2019.
December 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Ohio Governor John Kasich tweeted Elon Musk last week about Tesla taking over the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Elon replied he might consider doing so and promised an answer next year.
December 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
"A giant Chia pet." That's how the mayor of Yellowknife describes the city's new mascot -- Elon Muskox.