513 'Elon Musk' stories
August 2013 - August 2022
Elon Musk Overview Updated June 1, 2022
513 'Elon Musk' stories
August 2013 - August 2022
Elon Musk Stories August 29
The media is going nuts over Elon Musk calling for more oil and gas at an energy conference in Norway, but the full quote is not being widely reported and brings some important context.
Elon Musk Stories August 15
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla Optimus, the company’s upcoming humanoid robot, and how he sees the product rolling out over the next decade.
Elon Musk Stories August 9
Tesla has disclosed that CEO Elon Musk sold around $6.9 billion worth of Tesla (TSLA) shares last week.
It’s a significant chunk of his Tesla stake, but the reason behind the sale is unknown as of now. A Twitter settlement maybe?
Update: Musk has commented on the sale, and we have added those comments to the end of this article.
Elon Musk Stories July 29
Elon Musk noted that he believes inflation might finally be trending down based on Tesla commodity prices. The CEO has previously said that he would be waiting for that to start reducing the prices of Tesla vehicles.
Elon Musk Stories July 21
Elon Musk is reportedly at risk of losing his top lieutenant at Tesla over a suspicious order of ‘special glass’ that some suspect might have been for the CEO.
Elon Musk Stories June 22
Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla ads, which are against the company’s current marketing policy, to counter what Musk perceives as media bias against Tesla.
Elon Musk Stories June 15
Elon Musk made an interesting comment about Tesla’s effort to develop self-driving. The CEO says that solving self-driving is the difference between Tesla being worth a lot of money or almost nothing.
Elon Musk Stories June 12
Elon Musk says that Tesla had a “very tough quarter” and asks employees to “rally hard to recover” in leaked emails.
Elon Musk Stories June 9
At a company-wide meeting yesterday, Tesla employees asked Elon Musk what to do with the Twitter drama around his attempt to acquire the social media platform. The CEO says “ignore” it.
Elon Musk Stories June 8
Elon Musk told Tesla employees to expect a “nutty” end-of-quarter delivery wave this quarter at a new company-wide meeting.
The automaker has been trying to move away from quarterly delivery waves, but special circumstances made one inevitable at the end of this quarter.
Elon Musk Stories May 20
Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen by as much as 10% today after the allegation of sexual misconduct against CEO Elon Musk came out, which is now being called the ‘Elongate’ scandal. Musk has now denied the claim and even challenged the alleged victim’s friend who shared the story.
Elon Musk Stories May 19
Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, is being accused of sexual misconduct in a new report. Without directly commenting on the case, Musk is hinting that it is part of a campaign of “political attacks” carried out by Democrats.
Elon Musk Stories May 13
Elon Musk announced that he is putting the Twitter acquisition deal on hold until the social media platform can prove less than 5% of its accounts are fake or spam. Is the Tesla CEO getting cold feet on the deal?
Elon Musk Stories May 12
Elon Musk is reportedly looking to secure more equity for the acquisition of Twitter in order to proceed without billions of dollars worth of loans back by Tesla shares. It comes as Tesla’s share price has fallen to significantly.
Elon Musk Stories May 5
Elon Musk will reportedly take over the role of CEO at Twitter after the acquisition is complete, but the plan is to not hold it for long. Where have we heard that before?
Elon Musk Stories April 28
Update: Musk reported selling 4.4M TSLA shares valued at close to $4B on Tuesday, driving the price down over 100 points and likely to purchase TWTR shares. Musk noted this evening that he wouldn’t sell any additional TSLA shares.
Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is currently taking a beating and losing over $150 billion in value amidst the confusion around Elon Musk’s Twitter(TWTR) acquisition. The main question on investors’ minds is: is Elon Musk selling Tesla stocks?
Elon Musk Stories April 27
A judge shut down Elon Musk’s effort to cancel the part of his settlement with the SEC over his ‘funding secured’ tweet that basically gave the agency the right to act as a sort of ‘Twitter police.’
Elon Musk Stories April 25
Twitter announced that it accepted an acquisition offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk for roughly $44 billion, and it will become a private company once the transaction is closed.
As part of a lawsuit between shareholders and Elon Musk regarding his “funding secured” tweet, new text messages and emails between Musk and people involved have been released.
The communications pretty much confirmed how most people saw the situation: Elon Musk took a meeting with the head of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and had early discussions about taking Tesla private, which he took as enough to say that the “funding was secured”.
Elon Musk Stories April 21
Elon Musk confirmed through a new SEC filing that he secured $46 billion in financing to make a tender offer to Twitter, but he will likely need to negotiate with the social media’s board after they adopted a poison pill defense. This time, it is truly “funding secured.”
During Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call, Elon Musk was asked to share data that show progress with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program. Instead of sharing this data, however, the CEO suggested that people wanting to assess the progress of Tesla FSD should just “join the Beta,” which requires buying the controversial $12,000 package.
Elon Musk Stories April 15
Elon Musk opened up in a new interview yesterday about the SEC lawsuit regarding his attempt to take Tesla private back in 2018 and his infamous “funding secured” announcement.
The Tesla CEO now claims funding was indeed secured and that he was forced to settle with the SEC because the company’s banks were telling him that he wouldn’t be able to secure additional funding if he kept fighting the lawsuit.
Elon Musk Stories April 14
Dredging up the past, Elon Musk said today that “starting Tesla” with the two original cofounders instead of just JB Straubel was the “worst decision” of his business career. The comment brings back to light Tesla’s controversial founding.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent an official offer to buy Twitter and sent it as an ultimatum as he basically threatens to sell his shares if the offer is not accepted.
And the saga continues.
Elon Musk Stories April 11
Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed his mind and decided to walk away from his recently accepted seat on Twitter’s board. It creates a lot of confusion and opens the door to a hostile takeover.
Elon Musk Stories April 7
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and several other auto industry leaders, like GM’s Mary Barra, met with the Biden administration regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to a new release from the Department of Transport.
Elon Musk Stories April 5
Twitter announced today that Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be joining its board of directors after he bought over 9% of the company and became its largest shareholder.
However, Musk’s board participation comes with a stipulation that he can’t own more than 14.9% of the company in order to avoid a hostile takeover.
Elon Musk Stories April 4
A new SEC filing revealed that Elon Musk, better known as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, invested almost $3 billion in Twitter and now owns almost 10% of the social media platform.
Elon Musk Stories March 21
Elon Musk revealed what is going to be the main subject of Tesla’s “Master Plan Part 3”: It’s going to be about scaling the company to an “extreme size.”
Elon Musk Stories March 17
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he is working on releasing the third part to Tesla’s “Master Plan.”
Part One and Two have been important pieces of literature at Tesla that, in many ways, laid the path to the company’s success.
Elon Musk Stories March 8
Elon Musk has now officially asked the court to change his 2018 settlement with the SEC in order to terminate the SEC’s policing of his Tesla tweets.
Elon Musk recently made a call for the world to drill for more oil as prices are surging amid anticipated shortages due to the situation between Russia and Ukraine.
It’s surprising coming from someone who is trying to get the world off oil. But on top of it, he and Tesla should worry more about nickel prices, which are skyrocketing right now.
Elon Musk Stories February 24
The Wall Street Journal is out with a new report that Elon Musk’s lawyer warned about and reveals that the SEC probe into Musk and Tesla is reportedly about a suspected insider trading violation involving Musk’s brother.
Elon Musk Stories February 23
Elon Musk is ramping up his fight with the SEC saying that he has been “building a case” against the agency and that he “didn’t start the fight,” but he “will finish it.”
Tesla is stuck in the crossfire.
Elon Musk Stories February 17
Alex Spiro, Elon Musk’s lawyer, sent a letter to the SEC on behalf of Musk and Tesla arguing that the agency is “harassing” them and failed to transfer money to Tesla shareholders.
Elon Musk Stories February 16
In a wide-ranging AMA on Reddit today, VW CEO Herbert Diess provided answers to a ton of questions from the Reddit community, some of which were news to us. Importantly, he clarified Volkswagen’s position on Autonomy and ID.4 charging update timelines while waxing eloquent on a low-price VW EV and everyone’s favorite, the Microbus.
Elon Musk Stories February 15
Elon Musk might have actually followed through with the supposedly “world hunger-ending donation” that he questioned last year as Tesla reveals he has donated billions of dollars worth of shares over the last few months.
Though the recipient of the giant donation worth almost $6 billion hasn’t been revealed, the number and timing might give us a clue.
Elon Musk Stories February 14
Elon Musk put its support behind the notion that Tesla’s current legal and regulatory troubles with several government agencies are due to the company’s disruptiveness in several industries, lack of paying for ads, and lack of political contributions.
The comment dismisses some serious accusations as just repercussions for Tesla angering the wrong people.
Elon Musk Stories February 8
In new comments about US manufacturing, President Biden finally acknowledged Tesla as “America’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer,” calming Elon Musk fans who have been raising a big stink for months about the administration overlooking Tesla.
Elon Musk Stories February 2
Elon Musk and Tesla fans are ramping up the pressure to get recognition from President Biden, who has had a clear problem acknowledging that Tesla is leading the electrification of the auto industry in the United States. Almost 50,000 Tesla supporters have signed a petition, and someone has even bought an ad about it on Times Square.
Elon Musk Stories February 1
Elon Musk is accusing an Associated Press reporter of being a lobbyist over an article about NHTSA’s recall of Tesla vehicles in the Full Self-Driving Beta program. Now his fans are attacking the journalist on Twitter.
Elon Musk Stories January 12
Late Tuesday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk weighed in on a controversial topic in California: the state’s solar tax proposal. Musk tweeted that California’s proposal was a “bizarre anti-environment move by govt of California.”
Elon Musk Stories December 22, 2021
Elon Musk says he sold enough Tesla (TSLA) shares to “get around to 10%” – which was the amount he said he would sell as part of his controversial Twitter poll.
The CEO is actually far from 10%, but the whole situation is murky.
Elon Musk Stories December 14, 2021
Elon Musk announced that Tesla will start to accept Doge, a meme cryptocurrency, to buy some merchandise on its website.
It’s the first time Tesla has accepted crypto as payment since a reversal earlier this year.
Elon Musk Stories December 13, 2021
TIME magazine has named Elon Musk its 2021 Person of the Year. Here’s why it selected the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
Elon Musk Stories December 7, 2021
Elon Musk calls for the Senate not to pass the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act and says Tesla doesn’t need the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles.
However, his concerns appear to be more about federal spending and the deficit.
Elon Musk Stories November 24, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold more Tesla (TSLA) stock this week, bringing the total he has now unloaded to about $10 billion.
More sales are expected to come.
Elon Musk Stories November 11, 2021
In additional SEC filings late Wednesday, Tesla (TSLA) has confirmed that CEO Elon Musk has sold roughly $5 billion worth of stocks.
More sales are expected throughout the week.