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Elon Musk tweeted that production of the Tesla Model 3 is expected to begin in July and a new software update for cars with the second generation hardware package would arrive in June. Read on for more Twitter tidbits.
Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)
The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]
In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]
Multiple people have asked me to chime in on the Elon Musk and Donald Trump “partnership.” The requests have popped up for months. I’ve also noticed a lot of commentary — on Twitter, here on CleanTechnica, and elsewhere — that implies Elon has turned evil or is sacrificing his morals by working with Trump.
#ElonTweets: Tesla Not Likely Going Over 100 kWh For Model S/X, Model 3 Not Getting 100kWh Battery, & More
As he tends to do, Elon Musk went on a Twitter rampage, responding to questions from the Twittersphere. In doing so, and as he’s also in the habit of doing, he shed light on some rather interesting details about the Model S and X battery size, Model 3 battery size as limited by the physical footprint of the vehicle, and a few tips on stripping down a Tesla for maximum performance.
No, not tunnels.
Many of our readers have long been desiring a compelling electric pickup truck. When Elon Musk announced earlier this year in Tesla’s 2nd Master Plan that it planned to roll out an electric pickup truck, the crowds went wild. But no real details were provided. On that matter, someone on Twitter by the name of “MikeMfknSplain” […]
The new Tesla Model X 5-seat configuration can be folded down entirely in the back, going by a recent tweet from CEO Elon Musk. In the tweet, the Tesla CEO notes that “the new 5 allows the entire back to fold flat. A small family could camp there!” The Twitter comment (which can be seen […]
We reported previously on a lawsuit filed by Tesla against former oil services firm exec Todd Katz, who’s been accused by Tesla of impersonating CEO Elon Musk in an email sent to Tesla CTO Jason Wheeler.
Tesla’s first production car was called the Roadster and was sold between 2008 and 2012. A new Roadster is planned for 2019.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: Elon is highlighting on the press call how quickly Tesla could put solar, an EV charging station, and a Powerwall together after acquiring SolarCity. Elon highlighted the acquisition option at this stage of both companies as a “no-brainer.” Duh…. However, the bears are rushing to the microphone and claiming all sorts […]
The design of the Tesla Model 3 will be finalized within just 6 weeks according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. Elon made the new design finalization projection at the recent 2016 Code Conference in California. The news isn’t very surprising, though, as Musk has made similar predictions a number of times now — most recently […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eisenmann, the German firm at the center of the recent scandal concerning an injured contract worker on the Tesla paint-shop expansion, has revealed that its contract with the Slovenian firm ISM Vuzem clearly references an hourly labor rate of $55/hour, not the $5/hour the injured worker claimed he was paid. Thus, seemingly, the majority of […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently gave an interview to Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association, while in the Northern European country for a government conference on the shift to electric vehicles. The interview resulted in some fairly interesting new quotes from the noted public figure, which will be […]
Workplace Accident During Tesla’s Recent Fremont Facility Expansion (& Accompanying Lawsuit) Highlights Common & Widespread Abuse Of B1/B2 Visa System
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Last May, a man by the name of Gregor Lesnik was working on the construction of the new paint shop at Tesla’s Fremont facility when he fell from the roof and broke both his legs, a number of his ribs, received a concussion, and tore ligaments in his knees. Following the […]