Posts Tagged: Elon Musk

Elon Musk: Tesla’s new Plaid electric motor crazy, new Roadster will have even crazier version

Elon Musk has revealed some details of Tesla’s new Plaid carbon-wrapped electric motor, and teased an even hotter, higher-rpm version that will appear with the next-gen Roadster. The Plaid motor is based on new technology that allows Tesla to build smaller, more powerful and efficient motors than ever. It’s small enough to be picked up… Read more »

New Elon Musk biography reveals new details, sows controversy (book review)

Ashlee Vance, the author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, has had unprecedented access to his subject, spending many hours in face-to-face interviews with Musk. He has also spoken with many of Musk’s family members, friends and business associates, and has crafted a comprehensive biography that’s replete with details… Read more »

Musk expands on Tesla’s Q2 financial report

Last evening, Tesla Motors announced its Q2 2013 financial results, and afterward, Chairman & CEO Elon Musk and CFO Deepak Ahuja took questions from journalists and analysts for about an hour. As expected, Musk did most of the talking, and covered a lot of ground concerning Tesla’s future production plans and international expansion.   On… Read more »

Musk: Tesla will be producing 800 cars a week by late 2014

Tesla Motors is steadily increasing the rate of production of its Model S electric sedans, CEO Elon Musk said this week. “We’re above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it,” Musk told Bloomberg in an interview. By late 2014, production is “going to 800 a week. I’m very confident we’ll… Read more »

Sign the White House petition to allow direct Tesla sales in all 50 states

A White House petition asks the federal government to intervene in the ongoing war between Tesla Motors and trade associations representing auto dealers, by blocking states from requiring that cars be sold only by third-party dealers. The Obama administration promises to review and respond to any citizen petition that garners 100,000 signatures within a month. The petition… Read more »

Tesla vs Times! Elon Musk says Model S review is “fake”

In one corner, America’s newspaper of record! In the other corner, one of our most eloquent entrepreneurs, a man who never shrinks from defending his creations against attacks in the media! This impromptu bout promises much entertainment for EV boosters and bashers alike.  The story so far:  On February 8, The New York Times published… Read more »