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Elon Musk & Tesla: Solving Hardware Problems With A Software Mindset

July 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

One of Tesla’s big advantages over legacy automakers is its software expertise. Back in 2014, Tesla co-founder Ian Wright told me that Big Auto’s software tended to resemble “a dog’s breakfast.” Tesla, with its Silicon Valley roots, designed its vehicles with a unified systems architecture from the beginning


Elon Musk Has Been Living On Tulsa Time

July 5th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk spent the 4th of July standing in an empty field outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, trying to make up his mind whether to build his new US factory there or in Austin, Texas.


How Electric Cars Take Over The US Market, With A Big Push From Tesla

July 4th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

I wrote this article before Maarten came out with an article on the same subject last week, but I came to the opposite conclusion. He sees progress faster than his expectations, I see progress slower than my expectations. I think that is because I live in the US and he lives in Europe


There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

July 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice. Cheap, compact batteries made smartphones and mobile computing possible, and larger and more powerful batteries represent the enabling technology behind electric mobility, renewable energy, and the smart grid


Tesla’s Market Value Overtakes Exxon In Historic Paradigm Shift [TSLA > XOM]

July 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

An energy paradigm shift is underway. According to Bloomberg, "Tesla Inc.’s market value has surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s in a sign that investors are increasingly betting on a global energy transition away from fossil fuels." Bloomberg touted the turning point as a "symbolic energy shift" that could signify a seismic transformation taking place in the sector


Jay Leno’s Tesla Model Y Review (Video)

June 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In his latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, he reviewed a Performance version of the Tesla Model Y. Leno noted that Tesla has already mass-produced 12,000 to 14,000 Model Ys. In the video, Leno talks about his friendship with Elon, the Model Y's interior, his thoughts on Tesla and subsidies, and some of the things he really likes about Tesla as a whole. One other thing that Leno did was demonstrate Autopilot in California traffic


Big Auto’s Decision To “Wait & See” Gives Tesla A Growing Lead

June 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

By most accounts, Tesla’s EV technology is about 5 years ahead of anything any other automaker can muster. For a decade or so now, we’ve been hearing that the legacy brands are preparing a wave of “Tesla killers” that will bury the pesky disruptor, but there’s still no sign of that


Tesla & SpaceX Make Juneteenth An Employee Holiday

June 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Juneteenth was a day that ushered in freedom for slaves in the United States. It happened on June 19, 1865. Slavery is just sick and evil, and the way our nation has treated black Americans (or black people in general -- from other countries as well) is beyond horrifying and sickening


History Of Electric Cars Using Skateboard Platforms

June 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

It’s hard to think of a vehicle that’s simpler in its design than a skateboard. However, this very simplicity may be the reason that this humble conveyance is providing the inspiration for the most technologically advanced vehicles ever devised


Elon Musk Uses Economies of Scale & Vertical Integration to Revolutionize Auto Industry

June 18th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

When economics professors explain the concept of an industry with high “barriers to entry,” the examples they usually reach for are automobiles and space flight. Setting up a lemonade stand (or, these days, a software company) may be child’s play, but the complexity and massive capital requirements of the “metal-bending industries” have kept them more or less closed shops for as long as they’ve existed



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