Tag: Elon Musk

Oct 11, 2019 - 06:48 pm

Tesla takes a playful turn on AVAS

Tesla will soon be equipping its electric cars with various optional sounds for the pedestrian warning system and horn. Monty Python fan Elon Musk, for example, will be playing the sound of two rattling coconut shells from the Holy Grail classic – horse incoming.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:17 am

One false spin makes a Musk-shirt

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus recently claimed that he had personally received his Tesla as a gift from Elon Musk. When Musk was asked to verify this via Twitter, his answer was simple.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Is Musk a little envious? 

The recently presented Porsche Taycan has also been well received by Tesla mastermind Elon Musk. First off on Twitter, Musk made fun of the fact that Porsche is also using the name “Turbo” for its electric model, then he added a quick tweet…

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Jul 3, 2019 - 12:59 am

Tesla tops delivery and production records in Q2 2019

Tesla appears to have recovered from a more disappointing Q1 as the electric car firm says it set new production and delivery records during the second quarter of this year. Stocks surged 7% as a response. Tesla also hinted at a strong Q3, saying it has a backlog of orders.

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May 18, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Tesla launches “hardcore” cost-cutting measures

CEO Elon Musk has told employees about Tesla’s financial situation and announced a new “hardcore” cost-saving initiative. Simultaneously, Tesla is losing another high-ranking manager as head of communications Dave Arnold leaves the company.

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May 13, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Shoulda seen it coming…

While Tesla fan videos are almost as popular as cat content, an amateur video has made ‘Tesla’ the most searched term on – Pornhub. The sex clip was filmed whilst the car was driving on autopilot and prompted Elon Musk to comment on the story in his usual dry manner.

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May 2, 2019 - 11:37 pm

Tesla looking to raise $2 billion in fresh capital

Tesla filed for an offering of common stock and convertible notes and indicated that it would raise to 2 billion dollars. $650 million are to come in the form of new equity and the other $1.35 billion in convertible notes. Also, Elon Musk will acquire $10 million in shares.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Elon Musk & SEC reach social media agreement

Twitter, Elon and the courts: Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the US SEC have reached an agreement in the bizarre legal battle surrounding his use of Twitter for company statements. The judge has now decided that Musk may no longer use his “personal” platform to publish information that could affect Tesla’s stock value, including production […]

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Apr 26, 2019 - 01:05 pm

OMG, finally a quiet leaf blower, right?

One of the best things about being a multi-billionaire engineering entrepreneur is that you can just invent stuff to fix something that annoys you. Like many of us, Elon Musk is apparently annoyed by loud electric leaf blowers.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Restraining order for Tesla

Once again Tesla is caught up in the dealings of speculative short sellers banking on short-term profits. The short sellers are said to have discussed deliberately causing collisions to discredit the EV maker. Tesla also obtained an injunction against a short seller who apparently harassed and stalked employees.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 11:57 pm

Tesla reports loss in Q1, many deliveries to shift into Q2

The Tesla earnings call is out only this time it is a loss for the first time in two quarters. The electric car company reports a net loss of $702M, including $188M of non-recurring charges but also cash of $2.2 billion. The loss had been expected with Tesla saying they focussed the “attention on growth […]

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Apr 8, 2019 - 11:18 am

SEC and Tesla asked to play nice

In the next round of the row between the SEC and Tesla CEO Elon Musk about his tweeting habits, the presiding judge Alison Nathan has asked the concerned parties to “put your reasonableness pants on” and find a solution in the next two weeks.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Tesla hits 200,000 Model 3 mark and rising

Tesla has apparently exceeded the mark of 200,000 Model 3 units produced, according to the Bloomberg tracker. Already registered VINs for the Model 3 are closing in on the 300,000 units this quarter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reports even bigger plans on Twitter.

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Feb 7, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Daimler & Tesla consider electric van cooperation

Daimler & Tesla are truly considering to electrify vans thus confirming rather unofficial hints that emerged last year. Now Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed the talks at the company’s annual press conference, but the outcome is open.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 02:51 pm

Tesla to eliminate 7% of workforce

Tesla has announced further job cuts. Around seven per cent of full-time jobs would have to be cut to further reduce costs, CEO Elon Musk explained in an e-mail to the employees. Tesla had already announced in June 2018 that it would lay off around nine per cent of employees.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 11:41 am

Tesla to discontinue 75 kWh versions of Model S and X

Tesla is taking the 75 kWh versions of Model S and Model X off the market. Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the last orders for this version of the two models can only be taken until this Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Musk announced the new Roadster would take off, quite literally.

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Dec 19, 2018 - 09:28 pm

Musk sends Model X through tunnel on training wheels

Elon Musk presented the underground transport system Loop of his Boring Company in a test tube. Contrary to expectations, however, no autonomous e-shuttle was presented at the same time. Instead, a retrofit solution for autonomous electric cars was presented using the Tesla Model X as an example.

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Dec 3, 2018 - 01:38 pm

Tesla working to steady Model 3 output at 1,000/day

Tesla has achieved a production rate of 1,000 Model 3 a week and now it is all about steadying that flow. Elon Musk said he had walked the line bit by bit last month and asked employees to make keeping the production rate their “top priority”.

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Nov 20, 2018 - 03:34 pm

Matchmaking: Tesla and Daimler talk electric vans

Tesla and Daimler go back years when Daimler supported the EV maker early on. Now it looks as if it is time to give some of the “like” back and Elon Musk tweeted to toy with the idea of an electric van cooperation. Plus, he has expansive plans on Supercharging.

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Nov 3, 2018 - 06:14 pm

GM and Tesla looking to enter e-bike business

General Motors is the most recent major carmaker looking to join the pedelec business. GM announced plans to design two compact electric bikes, one of which will be a folding bike. Also Tesla has hinted at wanting to launch an electric two-wheeler.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 05:41 pm

Updates to Tesla Model Y and ride-share plans

Next to the Q3 earnings presented last night, in which it was shown that the Model 3 helped push Tesla to profitability for the first time, there have been further updates. These regard the Model Y and the ride-sharing plans, as well as Tesla’s stratgey for Europe and China.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 10:43 pm

Tesla releases Q3 earnings: record revenue and a profit

Tesla both surprised and impressed Wall Street when moving its Q3 earnings call forward a week. Shares soared by 12 percent and it turns out, investors were right. Tesla reports a profit for the second time in its history and makes a record revenue, mostly thanks to the Model 3.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 02:05 pm

Tesla is about to buy land for its Gigafactory in China

The preparations for Teslas Gigafactory in China are apparently progressing. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla is about to buy land for the factory for 145 million US dollars. A decision by the Shanghai city government to allocate the land to Tesla could already be made this month.

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Sep 30, 2018 - 01:01 pm

Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla

A settlement was made in the pending Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case against Elon Musk regarding his privatisation tweet – Musk will have to step down from his position as chairman of Tesla for three years and he and Tesla will each pay a $20 million fine.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/11/tesla-takes-a-playful-turn-on-avas/
11.10.2019 18:51