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June 12

Elon Musk says Tesla had a ‘very tough quarter’ and needs to rally in leaked email

Elon Musk says that Tesla had a “very tough quarter” and asks employees to “rally hard to recover” in leaked emails.

June 8

Elon Musk warns Tesla workers of a ‘nutty’ end-of-quarter delivery wave

Elon Musk told Tesla employees to expect a “nutty” end-of-quarter delivery wave this quarter at a new company-wide meeting. The automaker has been trying to move away from quarterly delivery waves, but special circumstances made one inevitable at the end of this quarter.

October 16, 2021

VW CEO Herbert Diess invites Elon Musk to talk on how Tesla innovates quickly

Herbert Diess, CEO of VW, invited Tesla CEO Elon Musk to call in to an internal conference with 200 VW executives in an effort to spur further innovation from his company. The two auto execs continue to have a beyond cordial relationship after Musk tried to hire Diess to become Tesla’s CEO.

January 27, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins President Trump’s new manufacturing council, again getting closer to the new administration

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was already on President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, but the White House announced today that he will also be joining the administration’s new manufacturing council, a private sector group that advises the U.S. secretary of commerce.

January 6, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Trump: ‘I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration on renewables’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk got closer to President-elect Donald Trump since the election, a move that was welcomed by people concerned about climate change considering Musk’s mission to address the issue and Trump being dismissive of even the existence of the problem. Musk has since joined Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum and he attended a meeting with the […]

December 29, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to participate in Q&A at a Gigafactory event for investors next week

Back in October, we reported that Tesla invited investors to a special event at the Gigafactory on January 4th. This week, Tesla sent out the official invites and confirmed that CEO Elon Musk will be there for a talk with management, including CTO JB Straubel. Our understanding is the focus will be on touring the factory, […]

December 24, 2016

This week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger expansion, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, solar & EV news, more

In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, the latest solar and EV news, and much more.

December 15, 2016

Elon Musk to Donald Trump: ‘We build rockets, cars, and solar stuff – really excited about expanding our manufacturing footprint in the US.’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was among 15 tech executives taking part in President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley’s top brass. His presence stood out when you consider that Trump opened the meeting by saying: “I won’t tell you the hundreds of calls we had asking to come to this meeting. Peter [Thiel] […]

December 14, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives at Trump Tower, will meet privately with Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook after tech meeting

US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Silicon Valley’s top brass to the Trump Tower in New York today for a special tech summit which is taking place right now – jobs and regulations are expected to be on the agenda. The meeting will be crowded with over a dozen tech executives, but apparently two of […]

December 11, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to meet Donald Trump for tech-industry summit, says WSJ

It was revealed last week that President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting with important tech-industry executives, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, among others, at Trump Tower on December 14. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wasn’t listed among the attendees when the meeting came to light […]

December 6, 2016

Elon Musk says he’d be happy to talk to President-elect Trump, heartened by recent developments

In a post to his Dealbook column in the New York Times, Andrew Ross Sorkin says, “Want to Bring Back Jobs, Mr. President-Elect? Call Elon Musk.” That’s something that seems beyond obvious to anyone paying attention: after all, Musk started the United States’ first viable automobile company in a century, is opening up the biggest […]

November 25, 2016

Tesla received only a fraction of the subsidies the Big Three and oil industry have received

In light of the recent smear campaign launched against Tesla and Elon Musk by a conservative group backed by a Trump propagandist, it’s worth taking a look at which companies involved in the same industries as Musk and Tesla are receiving the most public subsidies. After all, it’s the main aspect on which these smear campaigns are […]

August 3, 2016

On building a Tesla Solar inverter/hub: ‘we are probably the best in the world on advanced inverter technologies’ – Elon Musk

During a Monday morning Tesla Motors conference call Elon Musk, in response to several questions regarding designing a new system wide (solar, storage & car) inverter, said – We don’t want to jump the gun on future (hardware) announcements, but we are internally betting on the merger. If it doesn’t go through, It would a bit […]

July 28, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory tour roundup and tidbits: ‘This is the coolest factory in the world’

Yesterday was quite a day in Reno. While we weren’t able to fire off our livestream as we’d hoped, we were able to gather a ton of information on the “Coolest Factory in the world” I’ll break down the new info, videos and imagery below:

July 20, 2016

Tesla’s Master Plan Part Deux includes future ‘compact SUV’, ‘a new kind of pickup’ and money saving Uber-like service

Elon Musk’s highly anticipated “Master Plan Part 2” is chock full of interesting new, but vague details on Tesla’s plans but probably one of the most exciting is the new SUV and pickup consumer vehicles included… 

June 9, 2015

Tesla Livestream of 2015 4. Auto Shareholder Meeting notes and observations 7.13.

Head over to Tesla’s IR Website to follow along the livestream of the yearly shareholder meeting. We’ll be jotting down notes here of information of interest. 1. Shareholder doesn’t like leather. Doesn’t think the non-leather option is enough. 2. Full autopilot will hit some customers by end of the month. Elon says he has been […]

June 2, 2015