Elon Musk Stories Today

I’m just waking up after last night’s Tesla Semi and next gen Roadster Event and it feels like a dream in a lot of ways.  If you would have told me yesterday that there would be an EV that met any of the following specs yesterday, I would have said “Vaporware!” Keep in mind these are base specs (!!) and the Founder’s Series car, which will take advantage of technologies gained in the 3 years before production, will somehow be better than:

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph: 1.9 sec
  • Acceleration 0-100 mph: 4.2 sec
  • Acceleration 1/4 mile: 8.8 sec
  • Top Speed: Over 250 mph
  • Wheel Torque: 10,000 Nm
  • Mile Range: 620 miles
  • Seating: 4+ trunk

It’s over. It’s. Just. Over.  I’ve said it before but there is no way to dispute it anymore. Electric vehicle engines are superior to internal combustion. Full stop.

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Elon Musk Stories October 26

For years, Toyota has been betting on hydrogen fuel cell over battery-electric vehicles for its zero-emission vehicle strategy. It put the Japanese automaker behind in the electric transition in the industry.

Now Toyota admits that Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who called hydrogen fuel cell  “incredibly dumb”, “is right,” but the company is still heavily investing in the technology. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories August 28

As we reported last week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company received a green light from the city of Hawthorne to build a 2-mile long tunnel.

Now the CEO teases Tesla’s all-electric Model S in the tunnel – giving us a glimpse of what his vision of a network of tunnels alleviating traffic in cities could look like. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 29

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is moving fast and yet, its boring machine is still slower than a snail.

The CEO now says that they already completed the “first segment” of the tunnel they are digging under Los Angeles. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 27

While Elon Musk’s Boring Company is currently focused on developing its tunnel boring technology in order to improve traffic in Los Angeles, there are apparently other cities interested.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed today that he has been talking with Musk about partnering with the Boring Company for a high-speed rail under the city. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 19

While Elon Musk’s project to build networks of tunnels with electric sleds transporting cars and people at high-speed underneath cities is ambitious in itself from a technology standpoint, several naysayers claimed it would be infeasible from a permitting standpoint.

Musk understands the challenge and he went as far as saying that getting “the permits is harder than the technology.”

Nonetheless, he said that he is optimistic about the project after having talked with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who could possibly facilitate such a project.  expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 2

Following the recent claims of a higher than average injury rate at Tesla’s Fremont factory, CEO Elon Musk is getting involved personally to encourage workers to report their injury in order to fix the cause.

The CEO even said that he plans to perform the same tasks as Tesla workers getting injured on the factory floor. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 1

The “startup mentality” at Tesla has been an important part of its early success and a clear contrast with its competitors in the auto industry, but as a company grows, it generally transitions to a more traditional corporate way of operating.

Tesla has shown some resistance against this transition and now CEO Elon Musk says that the company needs to maintain its ‘hardcore’ mentality in order to accomplish its mission. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories May 31

President Donald Trump has been talking about pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement since the election, but he had yet to formally confirm or initiate the move.

Today, rumors came out that he made the decision of pulling out and that it is now only about how they plan to do so.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is on the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum and manufacturing council, has been advising the President to stay committed to the Paris agreement and he now threatens to quit the councils if the rumors are true. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories May 26

Last month, we learned that Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ is not just about digging tunnels, but it will also electrify transport in the process by putting cars and passengers on “electric sleds”.

The company released this week new images of its electric sled concept for passengers that they plan to use in those tunnels. expand full story

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