Tesla’s Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new featur…

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk tweeted about Tesla’s future plans over a six hour period Tesla’s chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker. Elon Musk made the promise on Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions about how the firm could improve. He said the open-backed truck would follow the Model Y – a yet-to-be detailed car, which is expected to be based on its Model 3 sedan. But experts note Tesla has suffered repeated delivery delays. ThatRead More

Elon Musk accidentally tweets his private phone number

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Instead of getting Mr Musk, callers hear a message from the videogame God of War Energy and transport entrepreneur Elon Musk accidentally tweeted his private phone number to his 16.7 million followers on Tuesday. The Telsa and SpaceX CEO divulged the number in what was meant to be a message to John Carmack, head of technology at virtual reality firm Oculus. “Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is …” Mr Musk wrote. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before manyRead More

SpaceX boss Elon Musk to launch his electric car into o…

Elon Musk is to launch his own electric car into orbit around Mars, playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The SpaceX chief executive said when the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches in January, the “payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster”. He added: “Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.” Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting,Read More

Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods

Image copyright Reuters Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm, the Boring Company, will compete to build a new transport link in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring options for a high-speed link between O’Hare Airport and the city centre, and is considering an underground link. Mr Musk tweeted that the Boring Company would submit a proposal for a “high-speed loop” in Chicago. He added that the plan would involve “electric pods” travelling in underground tunnels. Mr Musk has previously outlined his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles, in which carsRead More

Elon Musk to compete to fund high-speed Loop in Chicago

(Reuters) – Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Tuesday The Boring Company will compete to fund, build and operate a high-speed Loop connecting O‘Hare Airport to downtown Chicago. Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II in Hawthorne, California, U.S., August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Musk, the chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Inc and rocket company SpaceX, recently started the Boring Company to build transport tunnels for the system, which he says would be farRead More

Elon Musk wins $50m bet with giant battery for South Au…

Elon Musk has managed to win a $50m bet by building the world’s largest ever lithium-ion battery. The billionaire chairman and chief executive of Tesla has delivered a renewable energy project for South Australia, building the world’s largest ever lithium-ion battery. Mr Musk and Lyndon Rive, the head of Tesla’s battery division, proposed building an energy storage facility in the state following severe blackouts after a storm in March 2016. At the time Musk made a bet, saying Tesla would get the battery installed and working within 100 days ofRead More

Electric truck project lifts stock of Elon Musk company

CLOSE If you’re thinking of buying an all-electric or hybrid car, here are a few things to consider. USA TODAY The Tesla Semi big rig truck(Photo: Tesla) Investors appear ready to ride shotgun on Tesla’s journey into the trucking business. Shares of the electric car maker climbed as much 4.5% Friday, a day after the company rolled out its Tesla Semi, an electric-powered big rig truck with a 500-mile range. The stock closed Friday at $315.05, up less than one percent. Retailing giant Walmart confirmed Friday it plans to testRead More

Elon Musk absolutely hated this one thing about Steve J…

Matthew Dunn File photo: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk smiles as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) When you are a billionaire tech mogul it’s hard to not be compared to those that came before. Take Tesla chief executive Elon Musk for example. The philanthropist often receives parallels between his life and that of the fictional Marvel character Tony Stark. And then there is the suggestion that he is the second coming of Steve Jobs. Although Musk is not overly thrilledRead More

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck in latest e…

Electric car specialist Tesla has unveiled a prototype for a truck equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system that it will start producing in 2019. The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, revealed the big-rig truck, dubbed the Tesla Semi, to car owners and potential buyers at a Los Angeles airport hangar. He said the electric trucks were behind the car manufacturer’s latest efforts to move industries away from using fossil fuels. Tesla’s latest venture has been greeted with some trepidation from analysts, who fear it could be an expensive distraction forRead More

Elon Musk lifts the veil on Tesla’s electric truck of t…

Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Semi on Thursday night — and surprised everybody with a working prototype of a new Roadster sports car whose purpose, he said, is to “give a hard-core smackdown to gasoline cars.” Musk claims the car will rocket zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds — the first production car to perform the feat in under 2 seconds, he said. Top speed is 250 mph. “It’s just stupid,” he said excitedly, with an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred serving as cheerleaders and on-again,Read More