Tesla delays price increase – boost orders at the end of the quarter
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 1 hour ago
Tesla has delayed its planned price increase by two days. The automaker claims to have been “unable to process all orders”, but what this basically amounts to is a temporary discount also conveniently occurring at the end of the quarter. Earlier this month, Tesla announced a drastic plan to move all its sales online in order to reduce prices. At first, it was presented as a way to enable the released of the new $35,000 base Model 3 , but it also came with some massive price cuts across Tesla’s entire lineup — up to almost 50% for some of...
Tesla’s Elon Musk defended by fellow billionaire Mark Cuban amid ongoing SEC row
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 2 hours ago
Elon Musk is getting support from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban, who recently took to Twitter to defend the CEO amidst his current issues with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Cuban, who has also butted heads with the SEC in the past, argued that the agency’s guidelines leave much to be desired, making it tricky to even know what an executive is allowed or not allowed to do. “The thing is, if (the) SEC really cared about reducing fraud they would publish bright-line guidelines that any business person could find and understand. Then there would be no excuses. Fraud would...
Elon Musk says SpaceX's first Starship test flight 'hops' are only days away
CNBC · Michael Sheetz · less than an hour ago
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a series of tweets on Sunday that the first very short test flights of the company's massive rocket called Starship are "hopefully" this week. "First hops will lift off, but only barely," Musk said on Twitter. Residents near the SpaceX facility in Brownsville, Texas, received warning notices from local officials on Friday. The notice said that "SpaceX is planning to conduct testing as soon as the week of March 18," during which "SpaceX will establish a safety zone perimeter in coordination with local law enforcement." In a statement to the Brownsville Herald...
Cramer: Musk has 'made a fool' of the judge overseeing SEC settlement case
CNBC · Berkeley Lovelace Jr. · less than an hour ago
Elon Musk has "made a fool" of the judge overseeing the settlement case between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Tesla CEO, CNBC's Jim Cramer contended Tuesday. Musk has backed U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York "into a corner," Cramer said on " Squawk on the Street ." "This judge either has to get rid of him or say that the SEC is wrong." "But Musk has made a fool of Judge Nathan," he added. Tesla shares were lower Tuesday after the SEC doubled down on its allegation that Musk "blatantly violated" a...
Tesla factory injuries idled workers three times as much in 2018
Automotive News · DANA HULL and JOSH EIDELSON · 1 hour ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before, an indication of just how much strain they were under as they manufactured electric cars at scale for the first time. Staff at Tesla’s lone assembly plant in Fremont, California, logged 22,454 days lost in 2018, up from 7,619 in 2017, according to a report the company submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This surge outpaced increases in hours worked, total injuries and number of cases in which injuries...
What Does A True Gearhead Think Of The Jaguar I-Pace: Video Review
Inside EVs · STEVEN LOVEDAY · 1 hour ago
How does the Jaguar I-Pace crossover fare when driven by a hardcore gearhead? We’re far from surprised that the review starts out by talking about Tesla . Of course, this gearhead wants to point out that the Silicon Valley automaker should not be the only company producing compelling EVs. Welcome the Jaguar I-Pace as a beginning of a time that more legacy automakers will be bringing worthy electric vehicles to market. One could actually argue that the Jaguar launch of its small electric crossover — which has racked up rave reviews and many awards — could mark the beginning of...
Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase until Wednesday
INSIDER · Mark Matousek · 2 hours ago
Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase on its vehicles until Wednesday, the automaker said on Tuesday. The delay resulted from "unusually high volume," Tesla said. The price increase will take place at midnight on Wednesday. The price increase applies to all vehicles except the $35,000 version of the Model 3 sedan and the upcoming Model Y SUV. Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase on its vehicles until Wednesday, the automaker said on Tuesday. The delay resulted from "unusually high volume," Tesla said. The price increase will take place at midnight on Wednesday. Read more: SEC rebukes Elon Musk,...
SpaceX will build and launch Starship/Super Heavy in Texas and Florida, says Musk
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 4 hours ago
According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company has plans to both build and launch BFR’s Starship upper stages and Super Heavy boosters at facilities located in Boca Chica, Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Indicative of SpaceX and Musk’s rapidly evolving plans for the next-generation, ultra-reusable launch system, the to stainless steel over carbon composites appears to continue to have a range of trickle-down consequences (or benefits) throughout the rocket’s design, production, launch, and operations. Given the 3+ radical, clean-sheet design changes the BFR program has undergone in about as many years, it’s hard to definitively conclude much about the...
Elon Musk's SEC problem is dragging down Tesla's stock
CNBC · Robert Ferris · 3 hours ago
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's habit for sparring with federal securities regulators is making Wall Street nervous. Tesla shares were down 1.3 percent in morning trading Tuesday, hours after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission doubled down on its allegation that Musk "blatantly violated" a settlement with the agency by discussing the company's production forecasts on Twitter on Feb. 19. The agency has filed a request for a court to hold Musk in contempt, which Musk's legal team called "concerning and unprecedented overreach on the part of the SEC." Concerns are growing that Musk's troubles with the SEC have become a...
Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, US regulator tells judge
CNBC · 4 hours ago
Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday. The Securities and Exchange Commission is doubling down on the government's demand to find the Tesla CEO in contempt of a previous fraud settlement that required him to have the company pre-approve any tweets that could materially impact the automaker. The ongoing public battle between Tesla's chief executive and the SEC piles pressure on Musk, the public face of Tesla,...
Denver’s Tesla police vehicle was seized as part of illegal pot bust
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 3 hours ago
Denver’s police department became one of the first to use a Tesla vehicle as part of their fleet and now we’ve learned that they didn’t buy it for the fuel efficiency. They got it from an illegal marijuana bust. We were the first to report that Denver PD had a Tesla vehicle back in September 2017. After that, local news station 9news got “obsessed” with it based on their own admission and after keeping with the story almost two years later, they are now reporting that the Model S was seized as part of a police operation: “After months of...
Top 10 Countries In The Global EV Revolution: 2018 Edition
Inside EVs · Assaf Oron · 3 hours ago
Which countries are leading the charge? Welcome to my fifth annual Top Countries list! The disclaimer, same as in last 2 years: The score is multi-faceted rather than representing solely consumer sales, and This is a global challenge, to which different countries can contribute in different ways, and the big picture must be in view. The lion’s share of credit for source data goes as usual, to Jose Pontes and his EV Sales Blog. The EU-sanctioned eafo.eu also helped a lot; guess who runs that site? (yup, the very same Jose). Some data arrives from insideevs.com, in particular its excellent...
Tesla Model 3 Review: It’s A Love This, Hate That Kind Of Car: Video
Inside EVs · STEVEN LOVEDAY · 4 hours ago
There’s a lot to like about the Tesla Model 3, as well as some negatives. The floodgates have opened yet again. Tesla recently surprised many people by announcing that its $35,000 Standard Range Model 3 is finally available . This means that a whole new group of buyers is taking to the roads in the popular Tesla. It may also mean that many of these new owners could be in a Tesla for the first time. In addition, there’s a chance the Model 3 is their first EV, period. Due to the above, we’ll be seeing another influx of reviews...
Germany Is Biggest Electric Car Market In Europe So Far In 2019
Inside EVs · Mark Kane · 4 hours ago
It was inevitable. In fact, it should’ve happened much earlier. Sales reports for the first two months of 2019 shows that Germany is now the biggest market for all-electric cars in Europe, dethroning Norway. It had to happen at some point anyway, as Norway is so much smaller than Germany in population. Norway – at best – can double its BEV sales, reaching 100% BEV market share, while Germany can increase 50-times from less than 2% share to 100%. More sales reports Tesla Is #1 Selling Brand In Europe's Electric Car Race In February Tesla Model 3 Leads Germany To...
Tesla pickup truck imagined in fan renders by community
Teslarati · Dacia J. Ferris · 6 hours ago
A new all-electric cyberpunk truck may be hitting the streets in the somewhat near future, and it’s being designed and built by Tesla, the company most responsible for the current electric vehicle revolution. CEO Elon Musk tweeted a teaser imag e of a part of the Tesla Truck following last week’s Model Y unveiling (after no one noticed during the unveiling), but there wasn’t much to be said about what was actually being portrayed. Musk didn’t provide additional details, and the image itself wasn’t any obvious part of a vehicle, but that hasn’t stopped the Tesla community from tapping into...
The Truth About EVs In Cold Weather And How To Deal With It
Inside EVs · EVANNEX · 4 hours ago
COLD WEATHER’S IMPACT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES, AND HOW TO COMBAT IT Guest post: Blane Erwin, Current Automotive Since winter is making its last strike at the Midwest and Northeast this week, it’s a good time to take a look at how cold weather affects electric vehicles. In particular, electric vehicle shoppers are concerned about their range decreasing. This February, AAA released a report detailing just that. Check Out These Stories: Cold Weather Electric Car Tips: Maximize Your EV For Winter How Icy Cold Weather Impacts Electric Car Range Cold Weather Reveals A Tesla Advantage *This article comes to us courtesy...
Tesla starts rolling out new Navigate on Autopilot and Enhanced Summon features
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 7 hours ago
Months after releasing a beta version of its Navigate on Autopilot feature, which is an important step toward automated highway driving, Tesla is now starting to roll out a new version of the feature that enables automatic lane-change without confirmation. The update also includes the new Enhanced Summon feature. Navigate on Autopilot was supposed to be in the first release of Tesla’s v9 software update, but they decided to pull it for further validation. The feature was supposed to enable on-ramp to off-ramp driving on the highway with the system doing all its own lane changes based on speed and...
10 things you need to know before the opening bell
INSIDER · Jonathan Garber · 5 hours ago
Here is what you need to know. The ECB doesn't like the idea of Deutsche Bank merging with Commerzbank . "I do not particularly like the idea of national champions, of European champions; especially when you are a supervisor, you should not promote any particular structural outcome," Andrea Enria, chair of the ECB's Single Supervisory Mechanism, told The Financial Times. Deal-making lags 2018 . There have been $345.3 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions worldwide so far in 2019 — down from more than $500 billion last year. Take a look at the nine biggest deals so far this year....
SEC fires back at Musk over tweets
Automotive News · From wire reports · 6 hours ago
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fired back at Elon Musk’s assertion of his constitutional right to free speech in his defense to the regulator’s claims that a pair of tweets he sent last month about Tesla Inc. violated restrictions on his social-media posts. In a court filing Monday supporting a request that a judge hold Musk in contempt of court, the SEC said that Tesla’s chief executive “voluntarily waived” his First Amendment rights when the judge last year ordered him to “obtain pre-approval of written communications that contain or reasonably could contain material information” about Tesla. The ongoing public...
Elon Musk’s ‘reckless conduct’ on Twitter highlighted by SEC in fiery rebuttal
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 8 hours ago
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a fiery response to the points outlined by Elon Musk’s legal team last week, which saw the Tesla CEO take a firm stand against the allegations of the agency. According to the SEC’s response, Musk must be held in contempt because his “reckless actions” on social media have been “stunning.” The SEC filed its rebuttal of Musk’s points on Monday, arguing that Musk has made no diligent or good faith effort to comply with the pre-approval provision of the court’s order. The SEC also pointed out that none of Elon Musk’s tweets...
10 things in tech you need to know today
INSIDER · Shona Ghosh · 8 hours ago
Elon Musk. Joshua Lott/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Tesla is asking employees to volunteer and help deliver 30,000 cars before the end of the quarter . Sanjay Shah, a senior vice president at Tesla, asked employees to help deliver 30,000 cars over the last 15 days of the quarter. Netflix says it won't be joining Apple's upcoming TV service . "We prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service," CEO Reed Hastings told reporters at the company's offices in Hollywood. "We have chosen not to integrate with...
Tesla Model 3 Costs vs. 10 Best Selling Cars In The USA
CleanTechnica · Zachary Shahan · 22 hours ago
We don't really know how many Tesla Model 3s were sold in the USA in January and February, but the car should be in the top 20. With less than one day remaining to order the Model 3 Standard Range Plus for $37,000, I felt we still hadn't done enough to compare the current Model 3 options with the top selling cars in the USA. So, here's a new rundown comparison focused on one key category: 5 year total cost of ownership...
Tesla retires the Mid Range Model 3, leaving only Standard and Long Range
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 13 hours ago
Tesla has quietly retired the Mid Range Model 3, a version of the electric sedan that allowed the company to bring the vehicle’s price down while the $7,500 federal tax credit was still active. The removal of Mid Range Model 3 comes amidst Tesla’s release of its most affordable variants of the electric sedan, the Standard and Standard Plus versions. The Mid Range Model 3 RWD debuted back in October 2018, not long after Elon Musk started dropping hints on Twitter that a “lemur” was about to arrive. The vehicle (speculated to be dubbed the LEMR for Limited Edition Mid...
U.S. Regulator : Elon Musk Fully Ignored Key Term Of Settlement
Business Insider · 14 hours ago
(RTTNews) - Attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday blasted Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Chief Executive Elon Musk's defense over whether he should be held in contempt of court, calling one of his main arguments "ridiculous." Last week, Musk said the SEC was overreaching and infringing on his free speech by seeking a contempt ruling......
SEC shreds Elon Musk’s contempt defense, says he’s ignoring court order
MarketWatch · 15 hours ago
Attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday blasted Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk’s defense over whether he should be held in contempt of court, calling one of his main arguments “ridiculous.” Last week, Musk said the SEC was overreaching and infringing on his free speech by seeking a contempt ruling over tweets he sent on Feb. 19. “Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019,” Musk tweeted, before clarifying a few hours later: “Meant to say annualized production rate at end of 2019 probably around 500k, ie 10k cars/week. Deliveries for year...
UPDATE 1-Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge
Reuters · 15 hours ago
(Recasts, adds details from court filing) March 18 (Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday. The Securities and Exchange Commission is doubling down on the government’s demand to find the Tesla CEO in contempt of a previous fraud settlement that required him to have the company pre-approve any tweets that could materially impact the automaker. The ongoing public battle between Tesla’s chief executive and...
SEC says Elon Musk's tweet about Tesla vehicle production was a 'blatant violation' of court order to have his tweets vetted before publishing
INSIDER · Bryan Logan · 15 hours ago
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed its rebuttal to Elon Musk's response to the agency's contempt-of-court claim against the Tesla CEO. The Monday filing says a tweet Musk sent in February claiming that Tesla would produce 500,000 vehicles in 2019 was a "blatant violation" of a court order to appoint a "Twitter czar" who would vet his tweets for information material to Tesla before publishing. The SEC, citing Musk's own words, accuses him of not doing that and changing his explanations as to why. The Securities and Exchange Commission, in a court filing on Monday, said a tweet Elon Musk...
Creator of Elon Musk’s “Tesla shoes” opens up about his now famous footwear
Teslarati · Dacia J. Ferris · 17 hours ago
The creator of Elon Musk’s custom Tesla-branded Nike sneakers has spoken. In an interview with E for Electric host Alex Guberman, Marco Acosta tells a story of how his now-famous footwear took center stage alongside Tesla’s new Model Y compact SUV. Acosta, who co-founded Los Angeles-based DM Customs, received an order from a very close friend of Elon Musk’s who wanted to provide a very special birthday gift to the serial tech entrepreneur. Using a pair of Nike Jordan 1s that served as his canvas , Acosta quickly went to work. “I designed the shoe. I told them about the...
Tesla Is Reportedly Gearing Up for a Big Quarter-End Delivery Push
The Motley Fool · Daniel Sparks · 15 hours ago
Electric-car maker Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) is asking workers to help find more volunteers to deliver 30,000 vehicles during the last two weeks of the quarter, according to Business Insider . The quarter-end push comes as the company has been ramping up production and deliveries of its Model 3 as Tesla begins selling the vehicle in more markets. A request for volunteers coincides with the company's aggressive efforts recently to cut costs as it aims to become sustainably profitable. But the high number of vehicles Tesla reportedly needs to deliver in a short period of time raises questions about whether...
Elon Musk tweet about Tesla violates settlement agreement, U.S. regulator tells court
Reuters · 16 hours ago
(Reuters) - A tweet about Tesla Inc production targets by Elon Musk was “a blatant violation” of a court order to get his written communications pre-approved, U.S. securities regulators told a judge on Monday, doubling down on the government’s demand to find the Tesla CEO in contempt of a previous fraud settlement. FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song The Securities and Exchange Commission wrote in a filing in federal court in Manhattan that Musk’s Feb. 19 tweet to his more than 24 million Twitter followers...
SEC fires back at Musk over Tesla tweets
Automotive News · From wire reports · 16 hours ago
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fired back at Elon Musk’s assertion of his constitutional right to free speech in his defense to the regulator’s claims that a pair of tweets he sent last month about Tesla Inc. violated restrictions on his social-media posts. In a court filing Monday supporting a request that a judge hold Musk in contempt of court, the SEC said that Tesla’s chief executive “voluntarily waived” his First Amendment rights when the judge last year ordered him to “obtain pre-approval of written communications that contain or reasonably could contain material information” about Tesla. The ongoing public...
Exposing cheese to round-the-clock hip hop music could give it more flavor, according to Swiss researchers
Business Insider · 17 hours ago
Stefan Wermuth/University of the Arts Bern/Handout via REUTERS Swiss researchers exposed wheels of Emmental cheese to round-the-clock music in order to determine its impact on aroma and flavor. Nine wheels of cheese were placed in separate wooden crates and exposed to different genres of music.  Bern University of Arts researchers said there was a noticeable difference in strength of flavor, smell, and taste. The experiment will now focus specifically on hip hop music.  BURGDORF, Switzerland (Reuters) - Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday....
Elon’s Custom Tesla Kicks: How To Buy Your Own Pair Today
Inside EVs · TOM MOLOUGHNEY · 18 hours ago
Covet them sneakers? Find out how to buy your own pair here. There’s been some pretty famous footwear throughout history. There’s Cinderella’s glass slippers, Elvis’s blue suede shoes, and who could forget Dorothy’s ruby red shoes in the Wizard of Oz? Well, we now have another celebrated shoe to add to the list. Last Thursday, when Elon Musk presented the Model Y on stage at Tesla’s Hawthorne design studio , he was sporting custom-made, Tesla-logo Nike’s, and now they’re the talk of the town. Elon Musk’s custom Tesla Nike sneakers It seems everything that Elon does these days is news,...
Pirelli Showcases Performance Tires Built for Electric Cars
Inside EVs · Bradley Berman · 19 hours ago
An EV tire is designed for high torque, greater weight, long range, and minimal noise. The Pinanfarina Battista and Italdesign DaVinci were two outrageous all-electric supercars on display at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. These exotic EVs are way beyond the reach of everyday drivers. But they were both sporting a component that very well could be on your next electric car: a tire designed specifically for an EV, like the Pirelli Elect P Zero. Stories about Tesla Tires Tesla Model 3 Range Test In Cold With Snow Tires: Video Watch Tesla Model 3 Go Ice Racing On Studded Tires:...
Super fast travel using outer space could be $20 billion market, disrupting airlines, UBS predicts
CNBC · Michael Sheetz · 21 hours ago
UBS believes there will be very lucrative ramifications from the space flight efforts currently led by Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin. A lengthy UBS report published on Sunday found that, in a decade, high speed travel via outer space will represent an annual market of at least $20 billion and compete with long-distance airline flights. Space tourism will be a $3 billion market by 2030, UBS estimates. "While space tourism is still at a nascent phase, we think that as technology becomes proven, and the cost falls due to technology and competition, space tourism will become more mainstream," UBS...
The Model Y Could Save Tesla -- or Destroy It
The Motley Fool · Adam Levine-Weinberg · 19 hours ago
At first glance, Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) might seem to be on a roll. The electric vehicle pioneer posted a huge jump in deliveries last year, as production of its Model 3 sedan ramped up. Yet there have been growing signs of trouble at Tesla in the past few months. Most significantly, the Model 3 order backlog appears to be shrinking quickly, as evidenced by a drop in wait times for new orders and the recent introduction of the long-awaited $35,000 base model. Against that backdrop, Tesla unveiled its next new model last week: the Model Y crossover. The Model...
Tesla Model 3 Poised To Set Norwegian Record For Most EV Sales In One Month
CleanTechnica · Steve Hanley · 22 hours ago
The Tesla Model 3 is on pace to shatter the all-time record for the most electric cars sold in one month in Norway, and that's only for the more expensive long range model. When the $35,000 version becomes available in Norway, every car sold in that country could be a Tesla!...
Tesla Gigafactory 3’s first pillar is built as Model 3 deliveries invade China
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 23 hours ago
Recent images taken of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 site has shown that the first steel pillar of an upcoming general assembly building has been built. Together with this milestone are reports indicating that a Model 3 invasion is now taking place, with deliveries going fully underway in China. The initial steel pillar from Gigafactory 3 was celebrated on the site, with the reportedly 11.5-meter, 10.8-ton column being inaugurated with a congratulatory message that roughly translates to “Congratulations to Tesla Gigafactory for successfully installing the first steel pillar in Phase One” (credit to Tesla community member Ray Yu on Twitter for providing...
Tesla Model 3 vs. US Incumbents — Gun In A Knife Fight Or Fair Fight?
CleanTechnica · Vijay Govindan · 22 hours ago
I recently ran a Twitter poll to decide what to write about next. The top article the voters asked me to write was an article on how the Tesla Model Standard Range (SR) competes against models from incumbent auto manufacturers. The wonderful thing is that Tesla is now price competitive, without incentives. It is very competitive on a total cost of ownership basis. With incentives and TCO factored in, the Model 3 is tough to beat. Let’s take a look...
KC Auto show boots the Teslas
Automotive News · Staff reports · 20 hours ago
Who ordered the hit on James Ransom's Teslas ? Ransom had volunteered to display his Model X and Model S at the Kansas City Auto Show in Missouri, March 6-10, as part of an exhibit to publicize a local automotive museum. But after one day on display, the EVs were evicted, allegedly on the orders of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City, the show's host. "The museum representative was very apologetic about the situation," Ransom told Automotive News last week, recalling the phone call he received. "But he essentially told me that someone higher up in the [association]...
Tesla updates new 200+ kW Model S/X charge rate before reverting it to normal
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 23 hours ago
Tesla has updated its website to show a new 200+ kW charger for Model S and Model X, but the automaker removed it after we pointed out the update. When Tesla launched Supercharger V3 earlier this month, the automaker made it clear that it was only for Model 3 so far. For Model S and Model X, Tesla said that an upgraded charge rate would be coming soon “through a software update” without specifying anything else. Last week, Tesla updated its Model S webpage to display a much higher charge rate. It went from 170 miles in 30 minutes of...
Tesla is asking employees to volunteer and help deliver 30,000 cars before the end of the quarter
INSIDER · Graham Rapier · 22 hours ago
Mad dashes to deliver cars by the end of a quarter aren't new at Tesla , and an internal email seen by Business Insider shows this period is no exception. VP Sanjay Shah asked employees to help deliver 30,000 cars over the last 15 days of the quarter. CEO Elon Musk has acknowledged Tesla's delivery problem, and earlier this year the company purchase an auto-hauling logistics company. Hours after unveiling its newest car, the Model Y , Tesla was once again asking employees to help deliver cars ahead of the end of the first quarter. According to an internal email...
Tesla begins rollout of Enhanced Summon, Navigate on Autopilot with no stalk confirmation
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 1 day ago
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company is beginning the initial rollout of Navigate on Autopilot without turn stalk confirmation, as well as Enhanced Summon. The new features, which were announced by Elon Musk in a recent tweet, will be introduced to a few Tesla owners first, before being rolled out for a wide release. Navigate on Autopilot could be described as one of the most advanced iterations of Tesla’s driver-assist software. Tesla lists Navigate on Autopilot as an active guidance feature for Enhanced Autopilot that, with driver supervision, guides a car from a highway’s on-ramp to off-ramp...
Energica Vows To Recover From Fire For 2019 MotoE Season
Inside EVs · Rideapart.com · 22 hours ago
This might be the definition of “scrappy.” Just a couple of days ago Energica Motorcycles’ entire MotoE fleet of Ego race bikes was destroyed in a fire at the Jerez circuit. The entire community was, and remains, heartbroken for the company who lost so much equipment and research. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire. The opening race of the MotoE season at Jerez has been cancelled, understandably, but the organizers say the 2019 season will continue nonetheless. More Fires MotoE Opener Cancelled After Fire Destroys All Motorcycles Tesla Model S Fire From Flat Tire & A Tow Truck?...
Hyundai Kona Electric Buries Chevy Bolt, Leaves Nissan Leaf
Inside EVs · DOMENICK YONEY · 1 day ago
Alex On Autos gives us a must-watch video for EV buyers. The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is making a very strong first impression. This latest review, a very thorough and excellent one from the Alex on Autos YouTube channel, is the latest to make the argument that it should be near the top of your all-electric crossover shopping list. He ranks it above both the Chevy Bolt and the Nissan LEAF . In fact, our host here is torn between the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia Niro EV , and the upcoming Kia Soul EV as his top picks in...
Tesla Pickup: Elon Musk's New Electric Truck Tease Is Literally a Black Box
Inverse · Danny Paez · 23 hours ago
S hortly after Elon Musk announced the long-awaited Model Y compact SUV at the Tesla Design Studio on March 14, attendees and viewers were also treated to an early glimpse of the Tesla Pickup Truck … sort of. The image, which Musk re-shared over the weekend, appears to depict little more than a black box, lights and a Tesla logo — even after brightening (the reference might actually be deliberate, ‘ black box ’ refers to a coding module which a user can still operate using input variables without understanding anything else about how it works). About a minute in,...
Mark Cuban comes to the defense of Elon Musk and his ‘ongoing public belligerence’
MarketWatch · ShawnLanglois · 1 day ago
Elon Musk’s “ongoing public belligerence” toward the Securities and Exchange Commission could not only weigh on the stock but also ultimately result in his removal as the boss at Tesla, JPMorgan Chase said in a note on Monday . “The option market is embedding no volatility premium for upcoming legal events in the case of SEC v. Elon Musk,” the strategists wrote in the note. “Surprising given these fears previously caused a significant decline in Tesla TSLA, -1.87% shares and a surge in volatility to multiyear highs.” Fellow billionaire Mark Cuban, who had his own run-in with the SEC years...
Tesla Model X Is By Far The Best Luxury SUV: 5 Reasons Why: Video
Inside EVs · STEVEN LOVEDAY · 1 day ago
Despite some initial issues, the Tesla Model X truly tops all other rivals in so many ways. Of course, there may be no one much better than our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained to give us the real deal on the Tesla Model X . Honestly, his opinion is sought-after like that of Alex on Autos . This is because these guys have reviewed a ton of cars, and they really know their stuff. Of the plethora of SUVs Alex has reviewed, it seems kind of crazy to use that a Tesla gets the cake. Really? The Tesla Model...
SpaceX’s Starship Hex Tiles Take on the Heat Before Hop Tests
Inverse · Mike Brown · 1 day ago
B urn, baby, burn! Elon Musk has been turning up the heat on the Starship’s hexagonal heat shield tiles. SpaceX’s upcoming rocket ship is designed with a stainless steel construction and an engine that uses liquid oxygen and methane, enabling Musk to achieve his goals of sending humans to Mars and even further afield. The test comes as documents seen by Business Insider , handed out to residents near the Boca Chica facility in Texas, show the company could complete the first Starship hop tests as early as Monday, paving the way for next steps like a full-sized orbital prototype...
Tesla Master Plan: Scale Today, Profit Tomorrow Or Profit Today & Wait?
Inside EVs · Shankar Narayanan · 1 day ago
THE PLAN FOR TESLA: SCALE TODAY FOR PROFITS TOMORROW OR PROFITS TODAY FOR SCALE TOMORROW Tesla CEO Elon Musk told investors during the second quarter 2018 earnings call that he believes Tesla “can be sustainably profitable from Q3 onwards.” Check Out These Stories: Tesla Model Y: Everything We Know So Far, Plus Q&A: Video New Tesla Electric Pickup Render Is Bold, Reminds Us Of Ram Truck Tesla Fart Mode Thwarts Off Would-Be Supercharger Blocker: Video *This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Shankar Narayanan. The opinions expressed in these articles are...