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Elon Musk Stories May 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 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 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 June 9, 2016

Tesla tried and failed to buy a lithium startup for $325 million

In a lengthy report published yesterday, the Desert Sun described the demise of a young lithium extraction startup and how Tesla tried and failed to buy it for $325 million in TSLA stock back in 2014. It offers an interesting look at Tesla’s acquisition process, something rare for the automaker. The company only made one acquisition: a […]

Elon Musk Stories April 14, 2016

Footage from inside Tesla’s Gigafactory and new Elon Musk interview on HBO tomorrow [Teaser video]

While we’ve seen the exterior of Tesla’s Gigafactory from almost every angle – we even shared a time-lapse of its construction yesterday – we haven’t seen much of the interior of Tesla secretive battery factory. A select few local media outlets were allowed to take pictures last month and then leaked pictures gave us a […]

Elon Musk Stories September 7, 2016

Tesla (TSLA) could achieve GAAP profitability in Q3, says Elon Musk, a first in 3 years

Last week, we reported on comments made by Elon Musk in a company-wide email obtained by Bloomberg. The publication had only published excerpts from the memo at the time, but now that we have the full email, we learn that Elon Musk actually thinks that Tesla could be GAAP profitable in the current quarter – something […]

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 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, […]

Elon Musk Stories February 22, 2017

Tesla christens Buffalo solar factory ‘Gigafactory 2’, will finalize locations of Gigafactory 3, 4 and possibly 5 this year

Tesla’s earnings report for 2016 was released moments ago, with information regarding two, possibly three future gigafactory plants.  Tesla’s current “Gigafactory 1“, which will be the largest factory building in the world by footprint, isn’t even finished yet and Tesla is already looking to finalize the locations of future plants by the end of this year. This is […]

Elon Musk Stories September 2, 2016

Elon Musk wants to ‘throw a pie in the face of all naysayers on Wall Street’, aims for positive cash flow in Q3

After publishing its second quarter 2016 financial results last month, Tesla said that it plans to deliver about 50,000 vehicles during the second half the year to bring the total to 80,000 vehicles. The volume will generate a lot of cash flow for the company and now CEO Elon Musk says that it could be […]

Elon Musk Stories August 9, 2016

Car and Driver predicts Tesla Model 3 will be 2 years late, here’s why they are wrong

There’s no doubt that Tesla has suffered several delays on its product launches (heck, even its events rarely start on time). From the Roadster to the Model X, and now even Tesla Energy products are being slightly pushed back a few months. But what about its most important product to date and arguably the most time […]

Elon Musk Stories 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 […]

Elon Musk Stories March 6, 2019

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is working on a new ‘Loop’ network in Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is announcing today a new proposed ‘Loop’ system of tunnels for approval in Las Vegas. If everything goes according to plan, the first leg of the system would be operational at the Las Vegas Convention Center as soon as 2021.

Elon Musk Stories May 1, 2017

Elon Musk on Boring Company, Semi-Truck, Mars – TED Talk [transcript]

Elon Musk discusses future plans for Tesla and his other endeavors with curator Chris Anderson at a TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada, April 28, 2017. The transcript below is an attempt to capture the conversation as accurately as possible.  Chris: Elon. Hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon: Thanks for […]

Elon Musk Stories 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.

Elon Musk Stories 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 […]

Elon Musk Stories April 30, 2020

Poll: Have Elon Musk’s COVID-19 shutdown comments affected your opinion of Tesla?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been quite vocal both on Twitter and at last night’s earnings call about the COVID-19 shutdown. Musk is in favor of reopening the US immediately and thinks the positives in doing so outweigh the negatives. There has been both positive and negative reaction to this, but we wanted to see […]

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