Mar 2, 2023 - 09:55 am
Tesla announces new factory in Mexico and gives production strategy outlook
Mexico will soon be home to a new Tesla Gigafactory. The carmaker confirmed the location to build its “next-gen vehicle” at yesterday’s Investor Day at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. CEO Elon Musk also gave some details about his ‘Master Plan 3’, which focuses on a renewable energy future – but much of it remains unclear.
Nov 9, 2022 - 12:44 pm
Musk sells almost $4 billion in Tesla stocks
Elon Musk has dumped another 19.5 million Tesla shares worth $3.95 billion. Musk now still holds around 14 per cent of Tesla. The value of Tesla shares has fallen to its lowest level in almost a year and a half.
Oct 20, 2022 - 02:08 pm
Tesla to design small EV platform
Elon Musk confirmed during the conference on the new quarterly figures that Tesla’s focus is now on the development of a new platform for smaller electric cars. The goal with Tesla’s third platform, following those for the Model S/X and Model 3/Y, is to halve costs.
Aug 10, 2022 - 10:53 am
Elon Musk now holds only 15 per cent of Tesla
Elon Musk has sold 7.92 million Tesla shares worth 6.9 billion dollars in the past few days. However, the sales have nothing to do with Tesla itself – Musk is preparing to potentially have to buy Twitter.
Jun 27, 2022 - 01:26 pm
“Sorry, Elon,” the My Ami Beach Buggy was sold in mere minutes
Citroën says their My Ami Beach Buggy sold out in just 17 minutes and 28 seconds. Admittedly, it was a very limited edition, with a designated 50 units clearly not matching the nearly 1,800 expressions of interest the French brand received. Still, such instant success prompted a rather cheeky poster campaign.
Jun 4, 2022 - 07:16 pm
Tesla to stop hiring and cut jobs by 10%
Elon Musk has imposed a worldwide hiring freeze at Tesla and has plans to lay off ten per cent of the workforce because he has “a very bad feeling” about the economy. He has already confirmed the plans to Reuters.
Apr 28, 2022 - 10:53 am
Tesla value drops as Musk takes over Twitter
Hardly any other topic is currently as polarising as Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Tesla’s shares lost eleven per cent or 114 billion US dollars in value after the deal was announced. Henrik Fisker, head of the electric car manufacturer Fisker, and Musk rival for many years, immediately deleted his Twitter account.
Mar 1, 2022 - 04:37 pm
Charging stations affected by Ukraine conflict
Charging stations for electric vehicles along the Russian M11 motorway stretching from Moscow to Saint Petersburg are currently out of order. The charging stations have been hacked by a Ukrainian company that supplies parts for the power dispensers.
Jan 29, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Joe Biden choosing to ignore T-ESL-A prompts mini tweet-storm
US President Joe Biden has praised General Motors and Ford on Twitter for producing electric vehicles – ignoring Tesla once again, even though the Californian company builds the most electric cars in the USA by far. Elon Musk’s response did not take long.
Oct 19, 2021 - 11:06 am
CEO frenemies up to shenanigans
Herbert Diess and Elon Musk are always good for little stunts. For example, at a recent conference of 200 high-ranking Volkswagen Group managers, Elon Musk was suddenly dialled in via video conference and explained his management style for Tesla.
Oct 8, 2021 - 12:37 pm
Tesla moves HQ to Texas
Tesla will move its headquarters from Palo Alto in Silicon Valley to Austin in Texas. Elon Musk made the announcement at Tesla’s annual general meeting, which was already held in Texas.
Aug 14, 2021 - 11:40 am
Laschet meets Musk at the Giga Berlin
German chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) met with Elon Musk on his tour of the Giga Berlin factory. The candidate is known for his ability to sometimes place his foot in his mouth, and this meeting did not disappoint.
Jul 27, 2021 - 02:13 pm
Tesla reveals details on opening Superchargers
During the Tesla earnings call last night, the company also provided details on the planned opening of the Supercharger network to third parties. Central to the idea is the Tesla app to facilitate drivers of electric cars from other manufacturers to supercharge.
Jul 9, 2021 - 10:59 am
Elon Musk’s trailer on Starbase
In Texas, where Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, is manufacturing its Starships, the Tesla founder is apparently staying in a humble prefab home that Teslarati claims can be towed by a Model X.
May 11, 2021 - 11:22 am
Carmakers piggybacking Tesla on SNL
Elon Musk appeared on the US comedy show Saturday Night Live last weekend and also brought the Tesla Cybertruck to New York. Meanwhile, Tesla’s competitors tried to capitalise on the attention via the advertising slots.
Apr 18, 2021 - 11:33 pm
Was Diess offered a position at Tesla?
The German publication Business Insider claims that before Herbert Diess moved from BMW to Volkswagen in summer 2015, Elon Musk is said to have offered him the CEO job at Tesla.
Mar 23, 2021 - 11:18 am
Spy vs Spy or paranoia vs egomania?
News on the agency tickers suggests the Chinese military has banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras installed on the vehicles.
Feb 12, 2021 - 11:49 am
GREEN Act: US Democrats to push EV sales cap + E-BIKE Act
The Biden administration is looking to increase the upper limit for the number of subsidised electric vehicles per manufacturer. The bill called the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act, would benefit manufacturers such as Tesla and GM.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:51 pm
Twitter users tell Musk to plant trees
Elon Musk offers prize money to reinvent trees: Elon Musk has decided to address the challenge of how to remove and capture existing CO2 from the atmosphere with prize money.
Dec 22, 2020 - 06:42 pm
Tesla Superchargers already open to other electric cars
Tesla has often offered to open its Supercharger network to other manufacturers in recent years if they’d contribute to the costs. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed for the first time that the Tesla chargers are already accessible to other electric cars.
Dec 3, 2020 - 11:43 am
Elon Musk on the crash course
Mark Frohnmayer, the founder of Arcimoto, a US American manufacturer of three-wheeled electric vehicles, claims in a recently published interview that Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove one of his cars into a wall in the fall of 2019. Musk were foolhardy but not injured.
Nov 16, 2020 - 09:20 am
Elon Musk potentially Covid positive
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was tested for Covid-19 four times in one day with two positive and two negative results. “Extremely bogus,” Musk said after using the quick tests, which are not nearly as reliable as PCR tests.
Oct 5, 2020 - 10:26 pm
Is Tesla coming to India? “Next year for sure.”
“Next year for sure.” That was Elon Musk short yet decisive reply when asked by Tesla fans over the company’s Indian market entry. And, Tesla may not only sell its electric cars in India but also build them there.
Sep 23, 2020 - 02:56 am
Tesla Battery Day: ‘tabless’ 4680 cell and a $25k car
The long wait has come to an end as the Tesla Battery Day is over, and what did we get? Silence, at first, as viewers from around the world watched the stream with no audio. Then, we got some of the expected news with more detail and articulated ambitions, and a promise of a 25k […]
Sep 9, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Elon Musk defends drone pilot on Twitter
A YouTuber complained that security at the Tesla construction site in Texas had forbidden him to take video footage with his drone. Musk responded that he thought his security staff were being “a bit overzealous” since he had given his okay for the recordings.
Sep 7, 2020 - 11:16 am
When Musk meets Diess
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising stopover in Braunschweig at the end of his visit to Germany, which lasted several days, and met with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.