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Elon Musk Stories April 9

Tesla Model S vs. Model 3: Comparing sedans side by side

Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 provide drivers with either a taste of veteran performance or refreshing innovation and value. Both combine to form the US automaker’s line of electric sedans, although they share more of their mechanical makeup with their respective assembly-line SUV partners. Below is a comprehensive breakdown comparing old and new to […]

Elon Musk Stories December 8, 2020

Elon Musk says he moved to Texas to focus on Tesla Gigafactory and SpaceX’s Starship development

Elon Musk confirmed that he personally moved to Texas full time and revealed that the reason is to focus on Tesla Gigafactory Texas in Austin and SpaceX’s Starship development in south Texas. As for the future of the electric automaker and rocket company in California, it is still unclear.

Elon Musk Stories November 5, 2020

Elon Musk is going to Tesla Gigafactory Berlin to boost hiring effort, will personally interview candidates

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he is going to Tesla Gigafactory Berlin today to boost the local hiring effort, and he will personally interview candidates.

Elon Musk 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 […]

Elon Musk Stories December 27, 2015

First pictures from inside the Tesla Gigafactory emerge

Even though Tesla has been producing stationary energy storage products at the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada for a few months now, we haven’t had the chance to see any pictures from inside the plant since the walls of the first section of the factory are up. Today we get our first modest look via professional photographer James […]

Elon Musk Stories December 28, 2015

Tesla’s year 2015 in pictures: Model X, Gigafactory, Autopilot, Powerwall and more [Gallery]

As 2015 is coming to a close, we decided to review Tesla’s year in pictures. We gathered some of the best photos of Tesla’s most important events of the year and some less-known interesting moments – all in chronological order…

Elon Musk Stories November 17, 2015

Tesla is in talks with German officials over building ‘Gigafactory 2’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the Gigafactory in Nevada as a product, calling it the “Gigafactory 1” – implying there will eventually be a “Gigafactory 2”. This second battery factory could end up being built in Germany according to comments made earlier today by Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

Elon Musk Stories January 11, 2016

Tesla reportedly in talks to build a Gigafactory in South Africa

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk first announced the Gigafactory project, he said that even though the planned capacity of the factory is equal to the entire global production of lithium-ion batteries in 2013, the world would sill need around 200 more giant factories of similar size to support the auto industry’s transition from fossil fuels […]

Elon Musk Stories December 3, 2015

Reports: Tesla evaluating a partnership with Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco to source lithium in the country

Local news reports in Chile are stating that “senior Tesla executives” met with government officials to evaluate a partnership with state-owned mining company Codelco in order to source lithium in the country. The agreement would presumably be to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory under-construction in Nevada.

Elon Musk Stories December 8, 2015

Hyperloop Tech announces a new “open-air” test track capable of 335 mph in Nevada by early 2016

Hyperloop Technologies Inc. announced today a deal with Nevada officials to build a new test track for “Propulsion Open Air Test” (POAT) in the state. Hardware will begin arriving this month at the Apex Industrial Park in the City of North Las Vegas, and testing should begin in early 2016.

Elon Musk Stories December 30, 2015

Tesla is outgrowing its Palo Alto headquarters and Musk says it looks like “crap”

We recently reported on Tesla being on a hiring spree, and now the Wall Street Journal corroborates the news with its own report this week. WSJ specified that the automaker is outgrowing its Palo Alto headquarters and it might be building a consolidated headquarters at an undetermined location in the near-future.

Elon Musk Stories December 15, 2015

Musk: Tesla Gigafactory will produce cells with “moderate” battery technology improvement over current products

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was at the AGU Fall Meeting today for the Presidential Forum and made some comments about Tesla’s battery factory under construction in Nevada. Musk said that the battery cells the company will produce at the Gigafactory in partnership with Panasonic will feature some “moderate improvements” in technology over those in production today. 

Elon Musk Stories October 13, 2015

Tesla announces internship program at the Gigafactory for summer 2016

Following last week’s announcement to invest $1 million in battery research with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tesla Motors opened its Gigafactory internship program for applications while visiting the University of Nevada, Reno earlier this week.

Elon Musk Stories October 2, 2015

SolarCity will start making new 22% high efficiency solar panels this month

SolarCity announced today that it has built the most efficient rooftop solar module with 22% efficiency according to a third party tester: Renewable Energy Test Center. Until now, SunPower’s X-Series panel was considered the most efficient rooftop panel with 21.5% efficiency. SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive says that the new modules will produce between 350 to 360-watt compared […]

Elon Musk: Tesla Model X launch caused a “big, a very big jump” in orders for the Model S

SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman Elon Musk are officially announcing a new high-efficiency solar panel today at the Inside Energy conference. During an interview at the conference, Elon Musk was talking about his other venture, Tesla Motors, and he revealed that the recent launch of the Model X caused a big uptick in orders for Tesla’s […]

Elon Musk Stories October 6, 2015

Tesla accelerates interior work on the Gigafactory – production in spring

According to a new report from the Reno Gazette-Journal, Tesla acquired several permits for multi-million dollar interior construction work at the Gigafactory located just outside Reno, Nevada. One of the permit is for a $10 million project of “architectural interiors”.

Elon Musk Stories October 8, 2015

Tesla to invest $1 million in battery research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas

When Tesla Motors negotiated with the state of Nevada to build its battery factory in the desert east of Reno, the state government agreed to give the automaker up to $1.3 billion in tax incentives over 20 years to build the $5 billion project. But the deal came with several requirements the company needs to […]

Elon Musk Stories September 17, 2015

Jefferies predicts Tesla will achieve a 50%+ reduction in battery cost by 2020

In a new note issued today, Jefferies analyst Dan Dolev increased his price target on Tesla Motors to $365 following a new analysis on the company’s battery business. When Tesla first announced its “Gigafactory“, it forecasted a ~30% reduction in battery cost through economy of scale and improved chemistry, but since then Tesla executives revealed that […]

Elon Musk Stories November 3, 2015

[Live Blog] Tesla’s financial results Q3 2015 and conference call

Tesla is set to release its third quarter 2015 financial results today at market close. Management will hold a conference call with Q&A at 2:30pm Pacific Time (5:30pm Eastern Time). You can join on the call through Tesla’s website and join us below the break for live updates:

Elon Musk Stories September 17, 2015

Tesla is now installing Powerwalls at “pilot customer” homes

Tesla Motors confirmed to Electrek that the company is now installing the Powerwall, a new home energy storage system, for “pilot customers”: “We are currently in production and have started installing Powerwalls with pilot customers. Over the next few weeks we will continue to ramp up volume production,” Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson said.

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