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Elon Musk Stories October 16

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.

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Elon Musk Stories September 29

Elon Musk called out President Joe Biden for “being controlled by unions” after Tesla was snubbed at a meeting about electric vehicles at the White House.

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Elon Musk Stories September 17

In new comments, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that software will shape the future of the automotive industry and added that he believes Chinese automakers are most competitive with Tesla on that front.

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Elon Musk Stories September 13

Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented on the new federal electric car incentive reform proposed by the Democrats, which includes a big benefit for unions.

Musk alleged that Ford and the United Auto Workers union wrote the new piece of legislation.

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Elon Musk Stories August 27

The Tesla 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 the two to help you decide which sedan may be best for you.

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Elon Musk Stories July 29

Elon Musk announces a date, August 19, for Tesla AI Day, an event to share progress in the automaker’s software and hardware development related to artificial intelligence.

The CEO aims to use the event as a recruiting platform for Tesla’s AI team.

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Elon Musk Stories July 21

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is “most likely” going to resume taking Bitcoin payment after some due diligence on the improvements in the energy mix used to mine the cryptocurrency.

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Elon Musk Stories July 19

In its quest to offer an electric vehicle (EV) option to suit everyone on the planet, Tesla has expanded the size and scope of its carbon-conscious repertoire over the past 17 years. Tesla currently manufactures two sport utility options – the mid-sized offensive lineman of the Tesla family, the Model X, and the new(er) crossover kid on the block Model Y. Below is a side-by-side matchup of both Teslas to help you decipher which option may be better for you.

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Elon Musk Stories May 11

Tesla could move even further into the world of cryptocurrency as Elon Musk teases the potential for the automaker to accept payment using a second cryptocurrency: Dogecoin.

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Elon Musk Stories May 8

Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) – here’s how to watch it

Whatever you think of him, Elon Musk is indeed the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. And, again, whatever you think of him, he’s inexplicably hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, May 8. Here’s everything you need to know about how to catch the “Technoking” himself on TV or streaming…

Elon Musk Stories May 3

Elon Musk famously doesn’t accept his salary from Tesla, but the CEO still has a generous compensation plan that has the potential to net him around $30 billion this year.

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Elon Musk Stories April 28

Elon Musk rejected the idea of Tesla going back to having a PR department, and his reasoning behind it is quite revealing: He doesn’t believe in “manipulating public opinion.”

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Elon Musk Stories April 22

Elon Musk, who has generally welcomed valid criticism, has now dismissed some serious concerns about Tesla as “weird” attacks from the media.

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Elon Musk Stories February 25

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly under SEC scrutiny again, and this time, it’s over some alleged cryptocurrency manipulation, especially Dogecoin.

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Elon Musk Stories February 12

Elon Musk revealed that he has heard that Bill Gates had a big short position on Tesla (TSLA), and he might have lost a lot of money on it.

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Elon Musk Stories February 11

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed that he approached the Biden administration about implementing a carbon tax, and it didn’t sound like they were really receptive.

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Elon Musk Stories February 8

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is following through with his promise to offer $100 million for the best carbon capture technology through a new XPRIZE challenge.

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Elon Musk Stories January 21

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he will donate $100 million as a prize for the best carbon capture technology.

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Elon Musk Stories January 7

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is surging today to again a new record high, and it just made Elon Musk the richest man in the world.

Somewhere there’s a sad Jeff Bezos wiping his tears with $189 billion.

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Elon Musk Stories January 5

After much teasing from CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has released its long promised “holiday update.” It is now available over the air to Tesla’s entire EV fleet. The release notes of the Tesla software update 2020.48.26 have a lot of new features to offer Tesla owners.

This post will focus on one of the more robust updates released by Tesla in recent months, version 2020.48.26. Here’s a breakdown of the release notes and what new improvements Tesla drivers can expect from this update.

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Elon Musk Stories December 31, 2020

Apple has gifted the world with a library of devices that have since become household names, many of which we use daily. There’s the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, and AirPods; but when you think Apple, Car is not the first word to come to mind. That might soon change as recent news has breathed new life into over ten years of rumors surrounding Apple’s attempt at an electric car. Here’s everything we know so far, along with the winding road of a backstory that brought us to this point.

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Elon Musk Stories December 14, 2020

Tesla 2021: Everything we know about the latest Model 3, Model Y, and more

As 2020 comes to a much-celebrated wrap, the Tesla community is looking toward 2021 with high hopes. As the current golden child of electric vehicle manufacturing, Tesla looks to continue its reign and scale its ever-growing fleet. Below is a compilation of what Tesla’s 2021 models include and what customers can expect when their 2021 EV is delivered to their driveway.

Elon Musk Stories December 11, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote to employees in an email obtained by Electrek tonight that they are seeing strong demand, but the automaker needs to increase production fast in order to capitalize on it.

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Elon Musk Stories December 8, 2020

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.

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Elon Musk Stories November 13, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he tested both positive and negative for COVID-19 in a series of four tests yesterday.

The CEO, who has often made skeptical and inaccurate comments about the pandemic, used the occasion to again cast doubts on the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Elon Musk Stories November 5, 2020

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.

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Elon Musk Stories July 21, 2020

Elon Musk has secured the second tranche of his stock compensation plan as the Tesla CEO is worth over $2 billion in TSLA stock, which he eventually plans to use for his plan to colonize Mars. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories July 7, 2020

In an ironic turn of events, Tesla CEO Elon Musk ends up making millions of dollars from his SEC settlement over his “funding secured” tweet. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories April 30, 2020

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 how our readers felt.  Please vote and comment below.

If you’ve somehow missed the Tweets or commentary from last night’s earnings call, we’ve summed up below.

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Elon Musk Stories February 10, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is warning car buyers that they need to take into account that the electric vehicle transition might cause “residual values of gas/diesel cars to plummet in the coming years.” expand full story

Elon Musk Stories January 21, 2020

Elon Musk has commented on Tesla’s acquisition of Maxwell, an ultra-capacitor manufacturer and battery technology company, and shed some lights on the automaker’s plan for the company.

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Elon Musk Stories January 1, 2020

In a heartwarming and impressive scene, Elon Musk, his mother, Maye Musk, and volunteers from the local Tesla Owners club helped deliver cars to hundreds of customers late into New Year’s Eve yesterday.

Endearing moments were captured and posted to Twitter both by customers and Maye herself (pictured below).

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Elon Musk Stories December 28, 2019

Cybertruck is making its music video debut today in a visual released for a new song from high-profile hip-hop artist Travis Scott. The video also features Tesla’s prototype electric Cyberquad ATV that the company unveiled alongside the new electric pickup, as well as Musk’s “Not a flame thrower” from The Boring Company.

While Cybertruck can be spotted parked throughout the new video, Travis Scott can be seen riding the Cyberquad ATV prototype in several scenes.

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Elon Musk Stories December 4, 2019

Elon Musk announced to employees today that Tesla has “two most critical priorities” that it needs to focus on before the end of the year. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories November 23, 2019

Tesla’s Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen has a wicked pitch. CEO Elon Musk posted a slow-motion video of the Tesla team tempting fate, hurling a steel ball towards the Tesla Cybertruck right before they were set to debut it to the world. Check it out after the jump and get excited for Tesla Armor Glass.

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Elon Musk Stories August 14, 2019

There’s renewed scrutiny of Tesla’s executive departures as a new report shows stats that highlight the turnover rate for execs reporting directly to Elon Musk is much higher than for other CEOs. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories July 18, 2019

Now that Tesla has a more extensive lineup of vehicles, do you ever wonder what models and variants Elon Musk drives?

The CEO has now revealed his preferred Tesla vehicles to drive these days. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 17, 2019

Tesla (TSLA) stock price jumped more than 4% today to keep the momentum of a rebound after a tough start of the year. The latest increase comes after Elon Musk claimed he is deleting his Twitter account. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories June 14, 2019

Tesla is trying to achieve record deliveries this quarter. It is counting on the North American market to do it with quick sales by the end of the month. US incentives are set to drop again.

Electrek has learned that Tesla is currently delivering cars at a rate of approximately 1,000 a day. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories April 4, 2019

The SEC had their day in court regarding their attempt to hold Elon Musk in contempt of court over a tweet he wrote about Tesla production.

A Judge told both parties to handle matters amongst themselves over the next two weeks. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories March 12, 2019

Elon Musk’s lawyers have now answered the court regarding the SEC’s attempt to have them hold Tesla’s CEO in contempt and it details how the federal agency is going after the automaker and its leaders in quite an absurd way over some arguably meaningless tweets. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories March 6, 2019

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. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories January 18, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped an email to employees last night at 1am PT, which was also released publicly and filed with the SEC, to announce important job cuts to control costs. It also served to temper profit expectations for TSLA stock holders.

[Update: TSLA stock down nearly 10% in early morning trading]

In it, he details the challenges ahead for Tesla as it tries to reduce the price of its Model 3 to the $35,000 price point and make its other products more competitive to fossil fuel equivalents.  expand full story

Elon Musk Stories December 18, 2018

Elon Musk updated his vision for the Boring Company today with the unveiling of its first test tunnel in Los Angeles.

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Elon Musk Stories December 11, 2018

Elon Musk has taken issue with what he says was a ‘misleading edit’ of an interview he did about Tesla on 60 Minutes this weekend.

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Elon Musk Stories December 10, 2018

Following his settlement with the SEC over his comments made on Twitter, Elon Musk had to step down from his role of Chairman of Tesla’s board.

Some have been questioning his influence over the board in his new role, but in a new interview, Musk was brutally honest about Tesla’s board and the SEC situation – saying that he “can get anything done that he wants” because he is the largest shareholder. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories November 26, 2018

It was clear that Tesla’s difficulties ramping up Model 3 production were extremely hard on the company, but now CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the automaker was at one point within weeks of dying. expand full story

Elon Musk Stories November 7, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is testing an exclusive cutting-edge version of Autopilot in his own Tesla Model S, according to a new report. expand full story

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