The Truth About Cars » Elon Musk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Elon Musk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com So Musk Now Owns 22 Percent of Tesla, But Does It Matter? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/so-musk-now-owns-22-percent-of-tesla-but-does-it-matter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/so-musk-now-owns-22-percent-of-tesla-but-does-it-matter/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:10:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276777 The automotive and tech blogs are aflutter Saturday with news that Elon Musk has gobbled up another chunk of Tesla stock — this time at a discount. Musk exercised and held a stock option this week that saw the multi-billionaire increase his ownership of Tesla Motors by 532,000 shares. In total, those shares are worth over $101 million […]

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The automotive and tech blogs are aflutter Saturday with news that Elon Musk has gobbled up another chunk of Tesla stock — this time at a discount. Musk exercised and held a stock option this week that saw the multi-billionaire increase his ownership of Tesla Motors by 532,000 shares. In total, those shares are worth over $101 million […]

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Elon Musk, Others to CARB: Just Make VW Build EVs Faster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/elon-musk-others-carb-just-make-vw-build-evs-faster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/elon-musk-others-carb-just-make-vw-build-evs-faster/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248201 Tesla chief Elon Musk and more than 40 other executives called on the California Air Resources Board to release Volkswagen from its mandate to fix thousands of polluting cars in that state and instead invest that money in electric vehicles. Musk, and other executives including Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said regulators […]

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Tesla chief Elon Musk and more than 40 other executives called on the California Air Resources Board to release Volkswagen from its mandate to fix thousands of polluting cars in that state and instead invest that money in electric vehicles. Musk, and other executives including Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said regulators […]

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Elon Musk: 500-mile EVs By 2025 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/musk-500-mile-evs-2025/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/musk-500-mile-evs-2025/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:45:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217113 Speaking at the Barron’s Investment Conference last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted EVs would be good for 500 miles per charge by 2025. According to Green Car Reports, Musk believed such vehicles would be possible in 10 years, but tempered those expectations by cautioning that more assembly and battery production facilities would be needed to realize that […]

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Speaking at the Barron’s Investment Conference last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted EVs would be good for 500 miles per charge by 2025. According to Green Car Reports, Musk believed such vehicles would be possible in 10 years, but tempered those expectations by cautioning that more assembly and battery production facilities would be needed to realize that […]

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Is Tesla Going to Partner With China’s Google To Build A Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tesla-going-partner-chinas-google-build-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tesla-going-partner-chinas-google-build-car/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:10:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203521 Tesla could start building cars in China within two years, which could help the automaker jumpstart sales there and increase volume for the small automaker, Reuters reported. Tesla chief Elon Musk said the car company could cut costs on cars for sale there by one-third. Normally, foreign automakers are required to partner with domestic companies […]

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Tesla could start building cars in China within two years, which could help the automaker jumpstart sales there and increase volume for the small automaker, Reuters reported. Tesla chief Elon Musk said the car company could cut costs on cars for sale there by one-third. Normally, foreign automakers are required to partner with domestic companies […]

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Musk: Volkswagen’s ‘Trickery’ May Have Been Only Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/musk-volkswagens-trickery-may-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/musk-volkswagens-trickery-may-option/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183498 Speaking to Auto Express ahead of Tesla’s first European factory opening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said internal combustion engines have hit their physical limit for efficiency and that Volkswagen engineers may have resorted to lying out of necessity. “There must have been lots of VW engineers under pressure — they’ve run into a physical wall of […]

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Speaking to Auto Express ahead of Tesla’s first European factory opening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said internal combustion engines have hit their physical limit for efficiency and that Volkswagen engineers may have resorted to lying out of necessity. “There must have been lots of VW engineers under pressure — they’ve run into a physical wall of […]

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Tesla To Open Up Supercharger Network To Other EVs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tesla-to-open-up-supercharger-network-to-other-evs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tesla-to-open-up-supercharger-network-to-other-evs/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182362 Tesla owners always enjoyed rapid recharging thanks to the automaker’s Supercharger network. Soon, this privilege will be extended to other EVs. While speaking at a forum in Germany Thursday, CEO Elon Musk said the following regarding the Supercharger network, according to Gas2: We are actually in talks with some manufacturers doing just that and it […]

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Tesla owners always enjoyed rapid recharging thanks to the automaker’s Supercharger network. Soon, this privilege will be extended to other EVs. While speaking at a forum in Germany Thursday, CEO Elon Musk said the following regarding the Supercharger network, according to Gas2: We are actually in talks with some manufacturers doing just that and it […]

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Tesla’s Model X Will Hit the Streets on September 29, Will Cost $133,000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/teslas-model-x-will-hit-streets-september-29/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/teslas-model-x-will-hit-streets-september-29/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:49:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1159482 Tesla’s third production model, its Model X crossover, will start arriving to customers who have already ordered the car September 29, the automaker announced. Customers for the crossover, which costs $133,000 to $144,000, began ordering options and colors for their cars that include premium sound and “ludicrous speed” modes. The company announced it would hand […]

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Tesla’s third production model, its Model X crossover, will start arriving to customers who have already ordered the car September 29, the automaker announced. Customers for the crossover, which costs $133,000 to $144,000, began ordering options and colors for their cars that include premium sound and “ludicrous speed” modes. The company announced it would hand […]

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Tesla’s Second Stock Sale Nets $738M for Automaker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/teslas-second-stock-sale-nets-738m-automaker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/teslas-second-stock-sale-nets-738m-automaker/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1148929 Tesla’s second stock offering netted the automaker $738 million in cash for its Gigafactory, Model 3 development, and dealer and service upgrades, Bloomberg is reporting. Banks exercised their options to buy more stock than the initial $500 million estimate, with underwriters Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs buying more than 2 million of the available 3.1 […]

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Tesla’s second stock offering netted the automaker $738 million in cash for its Gigafactory, Model 3 development, and dealer and service upgrades, Bloomberg is reporting. Banks exercised their options to buy more stock than the initial $500 million estimate, with underwriters Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs buying more than 2 million of the available 3.1 […]

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Elon Musk’s $500 Million Moonshot, and it’s Not About Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/elon-musks-500-million-moonshot-not-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/elon-musks-500-million-moonshot-not-cars/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:03:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141258 Tesla filed Thursday to sell nearly $500 million in shares of its company to raise capital and cover investments the electric carmaker plans to make in the future. According to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the proceeds will go toward the company’s planned investments in the Model 3, Supercharger network and […]

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Tesla filed Thursday to sell nearly $500 million in shares of its company to raise capital and cover investments the electric carmaker plans to make in the future. According to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the proceeds will go toward the company’s planned investments in the Model 3, Supercharger network and […]

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Report: Tesla Losing $4,000 on Each Car, and is Burning Cash Faster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-tesla-losing-4000-on-each-car-and-is-burning-cash-faster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-tesla-losing-4000-on-each-car-and-is-burning-cash-faster/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1136986 After Tesla Motors announced last week that it had lost $184 million in the second quarter of this year on lower vehicle deliveries and higher spending on its factory ahead of a new model, analysts say the company could have a bumpier road ahead if it can’t raise cash soon. According to a Reuters report, Tesla […]

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After Tesla Motors announced last week that it had lost $184 million in the second quarter of this year on lower vehicle deliveries and higher spending on its factory ahead of a new model, analysts say the company could have a bumpier road ahead if it can’t raise cash soon. According to a Reuters report, Tesla […]

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Whoa, Don’t Get Amped About Your Free Model X Just Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/whoa-dont-get-amped-free-model-x-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/whoa-dont-get-amped-free-model-x-yet/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1130529 Yesterday, we reported that in a sales call, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced a referral program that could, possibly, maybe net one free Model X for someone who referred 10 new buyers. The qualifications for getting the free car: Refer 10 buyers by Oct. 31 and be the first in your “region” to do so. […]

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Yesterday, we reported that in a sales call, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced a referral program that could, possibly, maybe net one free Model X for someone who referred 10 new buyers. The qualifications for getting the free car: Refer 10 buyers by Oct. 31 and be the first in your “region” to do so. […]

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Musk: No Interest In Tesla Battery Swap Facility From Consumers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/musk-no-interest-in-tesla-battery-swap-facility-from-consumers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/musk-no-interest-in-tesla-battery-swap-facility-from-consumers/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1089113 How many Tesla owners have paid a visit to the automaker’s sole battery-swap station in the world? Not enough to keep the experiment going. During Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk responded to a question regarding accessibility to the facility on the grounds of the automaker’s Supercharger station in Harris Ranch, Calif. between […]

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How many Tesla owners have paid a visit to the automaker’s sole battery-swap station in the world? Not enough to keep the experiment going. During Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk responded to a question regarding accessibility to the facility on the grounds of the automaker’s Supercharger station in Harris Ranch, Calif. between […]

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Tesla Commits To Localized Production In China Within Three Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/tesla-commits-localized-production-china-within-three-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/tesla-commits-localized-production-china-within-three-years/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033497 Aiming to build confidence among Chinese consumers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pledged his company will begin local production in China within three years. Xinhua reports that until then, imports from the United States will continue because the factory still has capacity left to grow into. Once that occurs, however, Musk says it would only […]

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Aiming to build confidence among Chinese consumers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pledged his company will begin local production in China within three years. Xinhua reports that until then, imports from the United States will continue because the factory still has capacity left to grow into. Once that occurs, however, Musk says it would only […]

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Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research Clickbait “Tesla Stock Could Go Up 10x…Or Get Cut In Half” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/morgan-stanleys-equity-research-clickbait-tesla-stock-go-10x-get-cut-half/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/morgan-stanleys-equity-research-clickbait-tesla-stock-go-10x-get-cut-half/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:08:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1025913 Thursday was a gift from the blogger gods for anyone slaving away at $25/post plus traffic-related bonuses. Rather than having to cook up clickbait headlines on Tesla, the equity research arm of Morgan Stanley did it for them. In a video released to the public, MS made the typical hyperbolic case about Tesla, which mostly […]

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Thursday was a gift from the blogger gods for anyone slaving away at $25/post plus traffic-related bonuses. Rather than having to cook up clickbait headlines on Tesla, the equity research arm of Morgan Stanley did it for them. In a video released to the public, MS made the typical hyperbolic case about Tesla, which mostly […]

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Question Of The Day: What’s So Great About Tesla? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-whats-great-tesla/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-whats-great-tesla/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:20:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1024681 In honor of Elon Musk’s latest pronouncements, here’s a little thought exercise for hump day. I want you to make the case for Tesla, as a company. Seems easy, right. But there’s a catch. You can not talk about what good cars they are. You cannot use the word “disruptive” or any form of it. […]

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In honor of Elon Musk’s latest pronouncements, here’s a little thought exercise for hump day. I want you to make the case for Tesla, as a company. Seems easy, right. But there’s a catch. You can not talk about what good cars they are. You cannot use the word “disruptive” or any form of it. […]

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Musk: Autonomous Vehicles Mean Future Where Driving Is Illegal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/musk-autonomous-vehicles-mean-future-driving-illegal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/musk-autonomous-vehicles-mean-future-driving-illegal/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1024489 His hand may be on a steering wheel now, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk foresees a future where autonomous vehicles lead to a total ban on human intervention. Automotive News reports Musk said as much during a conference held by graphics chipmaker Nvidia at its headquarters in San Jose, Calif.: In the distant future, I […]

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His hand may be on a steering wheel now, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk foresees a future where autonomous vehicles lead to a total ban on human intervention. Automotive News reports Musk said as much during a conference held by graphics chipmaker Nvidia at its headquarters in San Jose, Calif.: In the distant future, I […]

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Tesla Hitting Sales Roadblock In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/tesla-hitting-sales-roadblock-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/tesla-hitting-sales-roadblock-china/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1003778 Tesla’s Apple aspirations may have its detractors, but the automaker’s ongoing problems in China are likely to do more harm than said detractors. Forbes reports Tesla’s China operations are closing 2014 on a down note, having brought over 444 units in December compared to 747 in November. Further, 45 percent of all Teslas have yet […]

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Tesla’s Apple aspirations may have its detractors, but the automaker’s ongoing problems in China are likely to do more harm than said detractors. Forbes reports Tesla’s China operations are closing 2014 on a down note, having brought over 444 units in December compared to 747 in November. Further, 45 percent of all Teslas have yet […]

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Carter To Musk: Hydrogen Just One Basket For Toyota’s Eggs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/carter-musk-hydrogen-just-one-basket-toyotas-eggs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/carter-musk-hydrogen-just-one-basket-toyotas-eggs/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989546 Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared that Toyota was a fool to invest in hydrogen? Twice? Toyota had a few words to say in return last week. Ecomento reports Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter took Musk to task regarding comments made during the latter’s annual Tesla shareholders meeting last June, […]

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Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared that Toyota was a fool to invest in hydrogen? Twice? Toyota had a few words to say in return last week. Ecomento reports Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter took Musk to task regarding comments made during the latter’s annual Tesla shareholders meeting last June, […]

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Tesla Might Consider Partnering With Franchised Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/tesla-might-consider-partnering-with-franchised-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/tesla-might-consider-partnering-with-franchised-dealers/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:33:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=985682 Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told the press last week that he is open to the idea of expanding their U.S. dealer network to include franchised dealerships. This would be a sea change for the factory direct-to-consumer company but we are not surprised. A few weeks ago, I predicted that Tesla would hook up with traditional dealers sometime in 2015. Back […]

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told the press last week that he is open to the idea of expanding their U.S. dealer network to include franchised dealerships. This would be a sea change for the factory direct-to-consumer company but we are not surprised. A few weeks ago, I predicted that Tesla would hook up with traditional dealers sometime in 2015. Back […]

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Tesla Share Price Plummets After Musk’s NAIAS 2015 Visit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/tesla-share-price-plummets-musks-naias-2015-visit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/tesla-share-price-plummets-musks-naias-2015-visit/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984225 Tesla shareholders felt lighter Wednesday after the automaker’s stock price fell from just over $200/share to $186.09/share after CEO Elon Musk’s announcement at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit — held during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show — that his company wouldn’t be profitable until the start of the 2020s. Business Insider adds […]

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Tesla shareholders felt lighter Wednesday after the automaker’s stock price fell from just over $200/share to $186.09/share after CEO Elon Musk’s announcement at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit — held during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show — that his company wouldn’t be profitable until the start of the 2020s. Business Insider adds […]

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New Tesla Roadster Upgrade Promises 400-Mile Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/new-tesla-roadster-upgrade-promises-400-mile-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/new-tesla-roadster-upgrade-promises-400-mile-range/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=968042 Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk. Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. The upgrade is expected to consist of […]

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Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk. Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. The upgrade is expected to consist of […]

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Tesla’s Tanking U.S. Sales And The World Of Automakers Falsifying Sales Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=958665 The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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BMW: We’re Not Working With Tesla On Anything http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/bmw-working-tesla-anything/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/bmw-working-tesla-anything/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=954977 Were you hoping BMW and Tesla would join forces for the future of electrification? Not so fast. According to Wirtschafts Woche, a BMW representative stated the company will not be buying shares in the California-based automaker, nor offering much more than its carbon fiber technology, which BMW states is open to all comers. The Bavarians […]

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Were you hoping BMW and Tesla would join forces for the future of electrification? Not so fast. According to Wirtschafts Woche, a BMW representative stated the company will not be buying shares in the California-based automaker, nor offering much more than its carbon fiber technology, which BMW states is open to all comers. The Bavarians […]

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Musk: I Won’t Be Tesla’s CEO Forever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/musk-wont-teslas-ceo-forever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/musk-wont-teslas-ceo-forever/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=950041 Everybody wants to rule the world one way or another, but forever? Not if you’re Elon Musk. Per HybridCars, the CEO of Tesla stated in an interview with Auto Bild that while he would never leave the company, he would step down as its leader within the next three to four years, through the production […]

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Everybody wants to rule the world one way or another, but forever? Not if you’re Elon Musk. Per HybridCars, the CEO of Tesla stated in an interview with Auto Bild that while he would never leave the company, he would step down as its leader within the next three to four years, through the production […]

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Jackson: Michigan’s Anti-Tesla Legislation “Unnecessary Protectionism” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/jackson-michigans-anti-tesla-legislation-unnecessary-protectionism/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/jackson-michigans-anti-tesla-legislation-unnecessary-protectionism/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=942489 Though the anti-Tesla legislation recently signed into Michigan law is only a clarification of a previous anti-direct sales law, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson finds the whole thing as “unnecessary protectionism.” The Detroit News reports Jackson said the bill couldn’t protect Tesla, as the EV automaker had no franchises that needed protection, further proclaiming CEO Elon […]

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Though the anti-Tesla legislation recently signed into Michigan law is only a clarification of a previous anti-direct sales law, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson finds the whole thing as “unnecessary protectionism.” The Detroit News reports Jackson said the bill couldn’t protect Tesla, as the EV automaker had no franchises that needed protection, further proclaiming CEO Elon […]

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