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23 Key Elon Musk & JB Straubel Highlights From 2016 Tesla Shareholder Meeting

One of the keys to good communication, in my eyes, is to open up and talk to people in an honest way as you would a friend. As you’ve probably already read, that’s one of the things that I think makes a lot of people love Elon Musk (one of several things). Still, he surprised […]

June 1st

Overview Of 4 Top Investors In Tesla

Who are the top investors in Tesla? An important question for investors, even if an oft asked one. CEO Elon Musk is of course widely known to be one of the primary investors — with a roughly 22.5% share of the company’s common stock (going by best estimates according to what’s been publicly revealed). Who […]

May 31st

Tesla Paid CEO Elon Musk A Salary Of Only $37,584 In 2015

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, took quite a different tack in 2015 as compared to many other auto manufacturer CEOs with regard to monetary compensation, with the popular public figure only taking home $37,584 in direct compensation for his work with the company, according to a recent filing. It should of course be remembered […]

April 19th

1-Million-Mile Drive Units, Autonomous Ride-Sharing Teslas, Extreme Efficiency — 3 More “Tidbits” From Tesla Q3 Conference Call

James covered most of the really interesting news from Tesla’s Q3 2015 conference call. If you missed those, they’re here: Positive Tesla Model X & Autopilot Reception Increasing Overall Tesla Sales Numbers Gigafactory Update — Quarter 3 Conference Call Reveals New Info Tesla Q4 Plans & Expectations Tesla Q3 Results & Numbers Tesla Reveals New […]

November 5th

JB Straubel (Tesla CTO) Talks About Disruptive Shift To Lithium-Ion Batteries, + More

Earlier this year, Tesla Motors CTO JB Straubel gave a presentation at the THINK 15 conference. I recently caught word of a video of his presentation and checked it out. It’s a good one (of course), so here it is for your own enjoyment, followed by some of my own notes: I love how JB explained […]

July 31st

Electric Car Tipping Point (For Domination) Within 10 Years, Tesla CTO JB Straubel Predicts (Video)

Tesla Motors CTO JB Straubel was the headliner at Intersolar North America last week. He talked about the transition to lithium-ion batteries and how that opened the floodgates for electric cars and stationary storage (eventually); the synergy between EVs, solar, and grid storage; the growth of solar power and grid storage; blah blah blah. I […]

July 21st

Kimbal Musk, Steve Jurvetson, Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Tesla Board Visit Tesla Gigafactory (Pics)

Update with Steve Jurvetson’s pictures here: Awesome Pics of Elon Musk & Tesla Motors Board at Gigafactory A member of the Tesla Motors Club Forum noticed yesterday (or very early today) that Steve Jurvetson (a major investor and now shareholder in Tesla) just yesterday posted a bunch of photos from a recent tour of the Tesla […]

March 6th

Elon Musk & Tesla CTO JB Straubel Q&A In Norway (VIDEOS)

Following up on the Amsterdam Q&A that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel held last week, below is a 1½-hour Q&A that was held in Norway, electric vehicle (EV) capital of the world. This video linked here is actually quite a bit better, really top-notch quality, but it cannot be embedded. So, thanks […]

February 8th

Tesla / Elon Musk Townhall Meeting In Amsterdam (56-Minute Video)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel recently stopped into Amsterdam for a 1-hour townhall meeting with Tesla Model S owners and enthusiasts. A video of the meeting was recorded (natch) and is embedded above. Questions related to navigation, charging in Belgium, vehicle-to-grid technology and plans, song availability in Europe, solar + Tesla, and much […]

February 7th