Tag Archives: Elon Musk

Elon Musk On Losing Chairman Title, $20 Million Over a Tweet: ‘I Do Not Respect the SEC’

Elon Musk trash-talking the SEC on national television, Ghosn and Nissan indicted, China’s car sales are still slipping, and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

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SpaceX Will Rename Big Falcon Rocket Project to ‘Starship’

Elon Musk has always treated the names for his impressive ventures a bit like a 14-year-old kid would. The lineup of Tesla’s cars was originally planned to spell SEXY (it’s closer to S3X at the moment, thanks to Ford), and the ambitious rocket system and associated human-carrying spacecraft SpaceX has been developing…

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Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

SpaceX’s Starman and cherry red Tesla Roadster have traveled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by the aerospace manufacturer’s CEO Elon Musk indicating it has now reached beyond the Red Planet.

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Tesla Reportedly Facing FBI Probe Over Whether It Misstated Model 3 Production Figures

A small group of Tesla shareholders in late September accused the automaker of deceiving them about the progress of the Model 3 sedan production, claiming the company and CEO Elon Musk knew its timeline was impossible to attain. Now, the automaker is facing a federal investigation over that very issue, according to…

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Elon Musk Appears to Be Building Some Sort of Batcave Underneath Los Angeles

According to new plans filed with city officials, the Boring Company is building a car elevator inside the garage of a nondescript house near Los Angeles. The steel shaft is designed to lower a vehicle down to a test tunnel that snakes beneath the city of Hawthorne. And as some jokesters have pointed out, the whole…

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This ‘Teslaquila’ Should Be Just the Thing to Keep You Drunk While You Wait for That $35,000 Model 3

If you’re like most Tesla fans, you’re likely always a little disappointed that you can’t somehow liquify a portion of Tesla and drink it down, so it may become one with you, inside forever. Happily, that problem seems to be solved, unlike Model 3 production issues or deliveries, thanks to what looks to be Tesla…

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Following Years-Long Investigation, Tesla Coughs Up $13 Million in Oregon Settlement

Capping off a probe launched in 2015—instigated by reporting from Oregon Live—Tesla Energy Solutions has agreed to pay $13 million back to Oregon after the investigation concluded the cost of 14 solar power projects in the state had been inflated to qualify for higher tax credits.

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Tesla Had Employees ‘Renew Their Vows’ In Response To Media Leaks: Report

Tesla may be the leader in electric vehicles at the moment, but its model of disruption has run afoul of union advocates and, potentially, labor laws. The latest: a document facing a challenge from the National Labor Relations Board in response to alleged leaks, that led one Tesla official to have employees—in his…

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James Murdoch, Son Of Rupert, Likely to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla Chairman: Report (Updated)

James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and a non-executive Tesla director, is “in line” to replace Elon Musk as chairman of the company, according to the Financial Times. Musk must relinquish the title after settling a fraud case last month with the SEC over tweets.

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I Stepped Into the World’s First Full-Size Hyperloop Capsule

As I was driving from Malaga to Cadiz for the unveiling of the first full-scale Hyperloop capsule, I got stuck on a simple math problem: “If it takes me two and a half hours to travel this 150-mile route, then the Hyperloop would take…” Oh, what does it matter? The road is steep and the chances that someone will…

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