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Musk responds to Tesla line workers on wages, injuries, confidentiality

Musk responds to Tesla line workers on wages, injuries, confidentiality

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded vigorously to an employee's claims of low wages and commonplace on-the-job injuries. In an email to employees and statements to media outlets, Musk denied the claims and accused the employee who made them of being a paid union agitator. Earlier this month, Jose... read more

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Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla to charge for Supercharger parking if charging is over, sometimes

Last Friday night, I arranged to meet my wife for dinner in Newburgh, New York, at a restaurant that has a Tesla Supercharger. Even though the battery in my Model S 85 was... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk named to Trump's business-leader forum

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been appointed to a forum of business leaders being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump. The addition of Musk and two other notable business... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Musk, other Silicon Valley execs, to meet Trump Wednesday

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is among a roster of chief executives from Silicon Valley set to meet with president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to news reports. Musk has... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla Model S P100D to get 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds via software update: Musk

Tesla Motors ignores the standard product-development cycles used by other automakers. Rather than waiting for conventional model years to unveil new features, the Silicon... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Hardware 2 self-driving technology

Tesla upgrades self-driving sensors, hardware; full autonomy test next year?

Yesterday morning, the state of California held a hearing on proposed rules governing self-driving cars. Both automakers and Google objected to the regulations as written... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

One of the tools Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have used to defend the safety of its Autopilot software is the dark and perplexing art of statistics. After a fatal... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla and China: why an obvious match isn't as simple as it seems

China is not just the world's largest overall new-car market, it's also now the largest market for plug-in electric cars. With its ambitious plan to build 500,000 electric... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Does Tesla offer discounts, or not? Not on new cars, Musk says, notes 'corrective actions'

Since it first began taking online orders from customers, It has been Tesla's policy to not offer discounts on its brand-new cars. But as the company pushes to meet... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 upgrade would have averted fatal crash, Musk says

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a history of making bold claims about the capabilities of his company's products, and the latest version of Autopilot is no different. Over the... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Musk begs Tesla staff to cut costs before company raises cash

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is on a mission to show positive cash flow in the third quarter of 2016. The carmaker has yet to turn a profit, and is currently in the midst of... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Now there will be a Tesla 'SpaceBus' too, Musk says

In his recently-released "Master Plan Part Deux" for Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk specifically mentioned a handful of new products. They included a semi truck and an... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would... read more July 21, 2016 by


 

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