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Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

Relative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new product lines, tweets from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk routinely make news. And so it was this week, when Musk announced the months... read more

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

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

If only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

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... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

What the Tesla logo means: CEO Elon Musk explains

An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. That makes logo design a very important task. Tesla's logo is certainly not anonymous... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot features edge closer to self-driving in 3 to 6 months

Last year, after Tesla updated the radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors on its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk said the new hardware's capabilities would lag behind the cars on... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S

Donald Trump owned two American cars; one was a Tesla

Electric cars have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but that does not seem to be a priority for President-elect Donald Trump. He has suggested that... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
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


 

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