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Cars Stories June 19, 2016

Tesla Model 3 reservation holders are starting to receive their ‘token of appreciation’

In the days following the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 and the subsequent flood of pre-orders for the vehicle, CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker will be sending out a “token of appreciation” to those who stood in line at the store to reserve the Model 3 before it was even unveiled. Token […]

Cars Stories March 6, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked directly with Singapore Prime Minister to investigate government red tape blocking Tesla [Updated]

Update: Tesla responds to Singapore’s Model S CO2 emissions test, and could it be as simple as poor math? If you think it’s difficult to buy a Tesla in Texas due to direct sales law, wait until you learn what consumers in Singapore have to go through to buy a Model S. Singaporean Joe Nguyen reportedly spent […]

Cars Stories March 8, 2016

Tesla Model 3 unveiling event reportedly will have only a small guest list selected by Elon Musk

We have been wondering why only a few people have received an invitation for the Model 3 unveiling, which is now only 3 weeks away. As of now, only the winners of the referral program have reported having received the invite for the event taking place in Los Angeles. The last event Tesla held in Los […]

Hacker Geohot secured VC funding for his self-driving car/AI startup, says they’ll ship a product by the end of 2016

Since coming out of stealth mode last December, Notorious hacker George “geohot” Hotz’s self-driving car/machine learning startup “comma.ai” hit a few roadblocks, including a cease-and-desist letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles for operating a “level-4” autonomous vehicle. Though Hotz is contesting the DMV and says his prototype is currently only a “level-3” semi-autonomous car, […]

Cars Stories April 6, 2016

Nissan CEO welcomes the storm of Tesla Model 3 reservations

Tesla has mostly welcomed electric vehicle competition since it contributes to its mission to accelerate the advent of electric transport, though it didn’t stop CEO Elon Musk to literally laugh at competition on occasions. Nissan is another automaker with a strong commitment to EVs and it has a similar approach to competition in the market. CEO Carlos […]

Cars Stories March 22, 2016

Tesla Model S US price increase reportedly coming in April after Model 3 unveiling

Following the persisting rumor that Tesla is planning a “facelift” or at least new options for the Model S starting this spring, we learn that the automaker could also increase the price of its flagship sedan in the US as soon as next month, right after the Model 3 unveiling set for March 31st. We are […]

Cars Stories April 2, 2016

Cars Stories April 3, 2016

Tesla’s Chief Information Officer left to form a stealth startup

Electrek learned that Tesla’s Chief Information Officer Jay Vijayan quietly left the automaker during the last quarter to create a startup in stealth mode. Tesla Vice-President of Information Technology, Ganesh V. Iyer, is taking over Vijayan’s responsibilities as acting CIO and he will report directly to CEO Elon Musk, according to his LinkedIn profile. Tesla had a […]

Tesla has now over 325,000 Model 3 reservations – timeline of reservation updates

After a highly anticipated multi-step reservation process starting with Tesla and SpaceX employees, followed by in-store reservations, which created long queues at Tesla’s retail locations, and finally online reservations just an hour before the unveiling, Tesla finally launched the Model 3 – its first mass market electric vehicle. CEO Elon Musk has been updating the public […]

Cars Stories April 5, 2016

Elon Musk warns that holding a short position against Tesla (TSLA) is “probably unwise”

The last time Elon Musk commented on the short interest on Tesla’s stock, he warned that anyone holding a stock position against the company will have a “tsunami of hurt” coming for them. During the 12 following months, Tesla’s stock price increased by 461%, a lot of which was attributed to a short squeeze after Tesla reported […]

Cars Stories May 27, 2016

Elon Musk is about to do something weird for a billionaire, pay ~$600 million in taxes

Earlier this week, Tesla confirmed having closed its recent secondary offering with $1.7 billion in net proceeds to finance its Model 3 production program, but part of the offering was also a significant set of transactions in order for Elon Musk to exercise 5,503,972 stock options and then sell 2,782,670 shares to pay taxes. In a SEC […]

Cars Stories June 2, 2016

Elon Musk did everything but confirm that Tesla Model 3 will be fully autonomous [Video]

Following the Tesla Model 3 unveil in March, CEO Elon Musk said that a “part 2” unveiling event will follow “closer to production”, which is set to start in late 2017. He added that he expects the features that will be revealed at the event will significantly increase the number of reservations Tesla receives for […]

Cars Stories June 27, 2016

Elon Musk denies deal for a Tesla joint-venture in China, and maybe he will not need one

Earlier this month, Bloomberg came out with a report claiming that signed a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” with Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, to invest in a $9 billion electric vehicle factory in the region. At the time, Tesla didn’t comment on the report, but now CEO Elon Musk denies that a deal was signed: […]

Cars Stories June 29, 2016

Tesla is flying 12 lucky Model 3 reservation holders to the Gigafactory Grand Opening all-expenses paid

The Tesla Gigafactory 1 is the Chocolate Factory and Elon Musk is Willy Wonka! Tesla quietly created a ‘Golden Ticket’ drawing for all the Model 3 reservation holders who placed a pre-order during the first day and randomly selected 12 winners to receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Gigafactory Grand Opening.

Cars Stories April 25, 2016

Tesla hires O’Neil CEO and former Nike exec to lead operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Last year, Tesla announced a restructuring of its sales leadership after it reassigned its Vice President of Global Sales and Service, Jerome Guillen, to a new role leading customer-satisfaction. Guillen later took a leave of absence from Tesla and the company hired Jon McNeill as President of Global Sales, but Tesla kept looking for new executives to […]

Cars Stories April 28, 2016

Insights into the Tesla Model 3’s aero innovations and how it can achieve 215 miles of range

Tesla recently confirmed that the base version of the Model 3 will be able to travel over 215 miles on a single charge with a battery pack “smaller than 60 kWh”. The relatively small battery capacity makes it clear that the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance is crucial to achieving the range, much like it is for the […]

Cars Stories April 29, 2016

Elon Musk on Tesla hitting 400,000 reservations: “the Model 3 was probably the real wake up call for the rest of the industry.”

The impact of the Model 3 is being felt in the automotive industry long before it actually hits the market in about 18 months. Since the reveal last month, GM has hinted that the range of the upcoming Bolt will be closer to Tesla’s, Ford announced that it is developing a vehicle to compete with the […]

Cars Stories April 21, 2016

Elon Musk teases a new autonomous ‘Tesla Mobility’ service

Tesla CEO Elon was in Norway today where he gave a keynote address at a government sponsored conference on ‘Future transport solutions’. Musk gave a quick presentation and then sat down for a public talk with Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen (picture above). His presentation was titled:”How to reduce global warming through renewable energy production and consumption“. […]

Cars Stories February 29, 2016

Elon Musk is involved in 3 of MIT’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016

Elon Musk shines in MIT Technology Review’s recently published top 10 list of technology breakthroughs of 2016. According to the MIT, the list “identifies innovations from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new ways of using technology”. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is directly involved in 3 of the 10 projects […]

Cars Stories February 19, 2016

Tesla hires former GE and Symantec exec as new VP of Global Services

Tesla is on-going some restructuring at the upper management level over the past few months, especially since long-time executive and Vice-President of Worldwide Sales & Services Jerome Guillen took a leave of absence last year, followed by Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja’s retirement a few months later. The automaker has since hired former Enservio CEO Jon McNeill as President Global […]

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