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Buttigieg defends safety agency appointment after Musk claims she's 'biased'

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021
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Elon Musk voiced concerns on Twitter over the recent appointment of Missy Cummings to a key advisory role at the country’s top traffic authority, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested the Tesla CEO speak to him directly about any concerns instead. "He's welcome to call me if he's concerned," Buttigieg told reporters at an event on Wednesday, according to Reuters. "We are responsible for making sure that every vehicle on the road is safe." Read More »

Tesla Cybertruck will have side mirrors 'designed to be easy to remove'

Posted in REVIEWS on October 20, 2021
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When the Tesla Cybertruck was revealed way back in 2019, we half jokingly said that we were "struggling to believe that the whole thing wasn't one big joke." Of course it wasn't, but the design was, and remains, so polarizing and different from anything else that we couldn't quite wrap our heads around it. Needless to say, the lack of side mirrors, though noteworthy, wasn't even close to the most surprising design decision. A recent Read More »

Elon Musk dials into Volkswagen executive video conference

Posted in REVIEWS on October 17, 2021
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FRANKFURT — Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's CEO Herbert Diess, who wants to galvanize VW's top brass for a faster pivot to electric vehicles. The comments on Thursday by Musk to a VW managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, confirmed by Diess via Twitter on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, included praise of VW for being an "icon" and Read More »

Tesla Gigabier adds beer to the automaker's alcoholic arsenal

Posted in REVIEWS on October 11, 2021
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During Tesla's Gigafactory Berlin County Fair over the weekend, company CEO Elon Musk announced a whole slew of fun facts about the automaker's new factory in Germany. One of them stood out as quite a bit different from the others, but fits right into Tesla's history of unique non-car-related endeavors. “We’re gonna build a train station that’s right on the property. And then we’re gonna have graffiti murals all throughout the factory, on the outside Read More »

Elon Musk says Tesla headquarters moving from California to Texas

Posted in REVIEWS on October 8, 2021
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Tesla says it will relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, though the electric car maker will keep expanding its manufacturing capacity in the Golden State. CEO Elon Musk gave no timeline for the move late Thursday when he addressed the company's shareholders at Tesla's annual meeting. Musk noted that cost of housing in the Bay Area has made it tough for many people to become homeowners and that translates into long Read More »

Elon Musk says Biden's EV policy is 'controlled by unions'

Posted in REVIEWS on September 29, 2021
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Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday U.S. President Joe Biden's administration was not the friendliest and its electric vehicle policy appeared to be controlled by labor unions. Speaking at a tech conference in California, Musk was critical of a White House summit on electric vehicles in August to which automakers other than Tesla were invited. "(They) didn't mention Tesla once and praised GM and Ford for leading the EV revolution. Does that Read More »

Musk says new semiconductor plants will end global auto chip shortage next year

Posted in REVIEWS on September 25, 2021
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TURIN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that thanks to new semiconductor plants that are planned or under construction, the global chip shortage that has pummelled the car industry this year should be short term in nature. Asked how long he thought the global chip shortage would affect vehicle production, Musk said: "short term I think". "There's a lot of chip fabrication plants that are being built," Musk said during a joint session Read More »

Elon Musk says Tesla Roadster delayed, coming next year ... maybe

Posted in REVIEWS on September 1, 2021
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Nearly four years since its reveal, there's still news trickling out about the second-generation Tesla Roadster. It's still the same kind of news about delays, but hey, news! According to the big Tesla boss Elon Musk, it's coming in 2023*. 2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship. Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship Read More »

Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a humanoid robot

Posted in REVIEWS on August 20, 2021
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SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday said the electric automaker will probably launch a "Tesla Bot" humanoid robot prototype next year, designed for dangerous, repetitive, or boring work that people don't like to do. Speaking at Tesla's AI Day event, the billionaire entrepreneur said the robot, which stands around 5 foot 8 inches tall, weigh 125 pounds, and would be able to handle jobs from attaching bolts to cars with a Read More »

Elon Musk's 'AI Day' today confronts tough questions about Tesla tech

Posted in REVIEWS on August 19, 2021
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SAN FRANCISCO — At Tesla's "Autonomy Day" event in April 2019, Chief Executive Elon Musk said that by mid-2020 Tesla would have over a million self-driving vehicles where riders "could go to sleep" during a trip. Tesla has not achieved that goal and on Thursday Musk is staging another event, called "AI Day," to promote his electric car company as the place to work for the engineers he needs to make good on his promises Read More »

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