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Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins

Perhaps to give journalists a taste of what it’s like to be a Tesla reservation holder, Tesla’s Model Y launch event, scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, started late. When it did, CEO Elon Musk launched into a rundown of his company’s well-documented history. There were a few admissions during his speech, including this […] The post Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, New Cars, Model Y, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Tesla Model Y


Tesla Model Y orders are now open

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website. A disclaimer on the order form states that “production is expected to begin late next year.” Under that timeline, deliveries wouldn’t begin until late 2020 or possibly early 2021. There are other clues on the order page, including that t...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Model, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model 3, Model Y, The Boring Company, Tesla Design Studio


The Tesla Model Y is a 300-mile range Model 3 doppelganger coming in fall 2020

At first glance, it appeared that Tesla Model 3 had a doppelganger. After years of teasers and hints, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the Model Y, a mid-sized all-electric vehicle that will start at $39,000 and is slated to hit the marketplace in fall 2020. The Model Y bears a striking resemblance to Model 3. The vehicle, which will come in a standard, long range, dual-motor all-wheel and performance variants, is a bit larger,  allowing it to accommodate seven people. It also sits sli...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Model S


Tesla’s new accounting chief has SolarCity roots

Tesla has turned to two insiders to manage and oversee the company’s finances. The automaker officially tapped as its next chief financial officer Zachary Kirkhorn, a longtime employee who has been part of the automaker’s finance team for nine years, according to securities filings posted Thursday. The automaker also appointed Vaibhav Taneja, who led the integration of Tesla and SolarCity’s accounting teams, as its chief accounting officer. Taneja, who will report to Kirkhorn, will oversee...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Wheeler, Solarcity, Musk, Model 3, Jason Wheeler, Ahuja, Harvard Business School, Deepak Ahuja, Personnel, Taneja, Dave Morton


How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk . Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website. However, folks who want to watch the event should head over to the site (https://www.tesla.com/modely) prior to the 8 pm start time. There is a registration process. Once completed, a new page pops up with th...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Musk, Tesla Model X, Elon Musk Tesla, The Boring Company


Channel-changing Tesla Model Y Debut Tonight

With tonight’s splashy California reveal of the upcoming Model Y crossover, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to achieve two things: positive press, and an avalanche of deposits. It would be a change from the past several weeks, in which an assembly line of undesirable headlines made it appear that a green monument was in danger […] The post Channel-changing Tesla Model Y Debut Tonight appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Tesla, Autos, Pricing, Model Y, News Blog, Tesla Model Y


Sex, Drugs, and Electric Cars: Report Claims Elon Musk Tried to ‘Destroy’ Whistleblower, Spied on Union Meetings

A recent report from Bloomberg frames Tesla CEO Elon Musk as quite the jerk in relation to his actions toward a former employee. This worker is the whistleblower who, last year, shared internal documents that suggested the company’s Nevada Gigafactory was blowing through raw materials at an alarming rate. Martin Tripp offered up information showing Tesla […] The post Sex, Drugs, and Electric Cars: Report Claims Elon Musk Tried to ‘Destroy’ Whistleblower, Spied on Union Meetings appeared first on...
Tags: Elon Musk, Drugs, Sex, Tesla, Bloomberg, Conspiracy, Industry, Autos, Electric Cars, Scandals, Tesla Motors, Industry News, Gigafactory, News Blog, Nevada Gigafactory, Martin Tripp


The new Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model by a long shot

Tesla chief Elon Musk has announced that the Model Y will be unveiled at a special event in L.A. on March 14, 2019. Pricing is also set to be revealed, and test rides offered. The vehicle is expected to launch in early 2020. The post The new Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model by a long shot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, electric SUV, Tesla Model Y


Tesla issues $13.8M in stock to buy trailers in bid to improve electric vehicle deliveries

Tesla is using more than $13 million worth of stock to buy trucks and trailers that will transport its electric vehicles to customers, the latest effort by the automaker to improve its logistics and delivery services. Instead of using cash, Tesla  issued $13.8 million in stock, a new securities filing posted Monday shows. Tesla used 49,967 shares at a maximum price of $277.05 a share as of Feb. 12 to buy the trailers from Central Valley Auto Transport. The California-based company specializes...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Central Valley Auto Transport, Central Valley Auto Transport Inc


An underground loop looks to lessen the hordes of foot traffic in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority wants to tap Elon Musk's The Boring Company to create a loop of underground tunnels that would use autonomous electric vehicles to move passengers at high speeds. The post An underground loop looks to lessen the hordes of foot traffic in Las Vegas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Emerging Tech, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Boring Company


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time

Ryan Kottenstette Contributor Ryan Kottenstette is CEO and co-founder at Cape Analytics. More posts by this contributor Silicon Valley companies are undermining the impact of artificial intelligence In 2017, when Tesla announced incredibly ambitious Model 3 production targets of 5,000 Model 3s per week and the beginning of “production hell,” analysts were wary. But Elon Musk insisted he could pull it off, citing hyper-automation ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shanghai, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Robotics, Computer Vision, Musk, Elon, John Deere


Tesla Announced Layoffs to Public Before Telling Employees: Report

On Thursday, Tesla announced it will finally begin delivering the Model 3’s long-awaited base trim to the public through direct online sales. By eliminating storefronts, the automaker believes it can reduce costs — helping to get that pesky profit situation under control. Unfortunately, reports have emerged that claim those employees had no idea their jobs […] The post Tesla Announced Layoffs to Public Before Telling Employees: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Layoffs, Jobs, Strategy, Tesla, Auto Industry, Autos, Stock, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model 3, Model 3, News Blog, Dealer News, Tesla Announced Layoffs


Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling

Hoping to start this week in better form than last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to generate buzz ahead of the Model Y’s debut. The upcoming crossover, based on the Model 3 sedan, will see the light of day on March 14th at the company’s L.A. design studio, Musk said. As […] The post Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Musk, Model Y, News Blog, Future Models, Tesla Model Y


Tesla Finally Enters “Affordable EV” Arena With Base Model 3

The base Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000 and has a range of over 200 miles. Tesla is looking to challenge Nissan, Kia, and Hyundai – each have “affordable EV” options.  The base Model 3 follows difficult news for employees as the automaker shutters its retail locations. In what seemed like an eternity, Elon Musk is finally making good on his promise of an affordable version of the Tesla Model 3. Folks, you can now order your very own $35,000 Tesla Model 3 online. Very few business leaders are ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, James Bond, Autos, Epa, Audi, Hyundai, Black, Tesla Motors, Musk, Tesla Model, Nissan Kia, Car News, Kia Niro EV, Alvin Reyes


Tesla Model Y will be unveiled on March 14, Elon Musk says

Tesla chief Elon Musk has announced that the Model Y will be unveiled at a special event in L.A. on March 14, 2019. Pricing is also set to be revealed, and test rides offered. The vehicle is expected to launch in early 2020. The post Tesla Model Y will be unveiled on March 14, Elon Musk says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, electric SUV, Tesla Model Y


Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

Tesla will pull back the curtains and unveil its Model Y crossover vehicle at an event in Los Angeles on March 14th, according to a tweet from chief executive Elon Musk. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019 It’s the fifth new car design to come from Tesla’s shop since the company was founded in 2003. Musk has been teasing the car’s release since 2015, and in a January letter to shareholders said that high volume production would ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, California, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Nevada, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Gigafactory, FREMONT


Did The Polestar 2 Just Challenge The Tesla Model 3?

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Polestar 2 will compete with other high performance EVs, including the Tesla Model 3.  BOOM! That sound you heard was a huge warning shot right across the bow of Elon Musk’s yacht. To quote directly from Polestar: “Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.” You best get your ducks in a row Elon. First Audi...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, China, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Google Maps, Audi, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Merc, Brembo, Europe North America, Ohlins


Daily Crunch: Tesla is closing retail stores

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy Tesla is moving all its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores and some layoffs as the automaker looks for ways to reduce costs in order to bring a cheaper Model 3 to market. CEO E...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Daily Telegraph, Tivo, Samsung Galaxy, Kate Clark, Daily Crunch, Peter O'Higgins


With $35k Model 3 Finally Available, Tesla’s Musk Warns of a Financial Rough Patch

Is the long-awaited, stripped-down $35,000 Tesla Model 3 profitable? Company CEO Elon Musk won’t say, brushing off the question during a late Thursday conference call. “Yeah, we’re not going to talk about that. Next question,” said Musk, who last fall warned that releasing the lower-priced car prematurely could sink the company. The nearly three-year wait […] The post With $35k Model 3 Finally Available, Tesla’s Musk Warns of a Financial Rough Patch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Model 3, News Blog


Tesla’s crazy plan to sell its cars exclusively online might just pay off

Last night, Tesla announced that it’s finally making its much-awaited $35,000 Tesla 3 sedan available for purchase. However, the most eye-catching part of the announcement wasn’t about the car, but about the company’s decision to move its sales exclusively online. CEO Elon Musk said that it took this decision in order to was to keep Tesla’s cars affordable. He noted that this move will allow the company to lower all vehicle prices by about six percent on average. Because of this decision, the co...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Insider


Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 March 2019

A section of the brightly colored houses and shops facing out to the harbor in the lovely little town of Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. We’ll spend two nights here on the Scotland’s Highland Highlights tour in September. Good morningAnother week with a disrupted review – the product I was testing abjectly failed at the thing it was primarily intended for.  To be fair, I have to give the manufacturer a chance to respond – maybe it is a bad unit, for example.However, there’s lot we do have this w...
Tags: Travel, Google, South Korea, Spacex, Elon Musk, Scotland, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, David


Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy

Tesla is moving all of its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores and some layoffs as the automaker looks for ways to reduce costs in order to bring a cheaper Model 3 to market. Tesla CEO Elon Musk didn’t say how many stores would close. He noted that some stores would remain and turn into information centers and showrooms. The company didn’t provide specific numbers on how many retail employees might be affected. “We will be closing ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Musk, Tesla Roadster, Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 has arrived — but it comes with a price

The long-awaited $35,000 Tesla Model 3 has finally arrived, three years after CEO Elon Musk promised to bring the electric vehicle to market at that price point. But that cheaper Model 3 comes with a dramatic shift for Tesla. Tesla said that to achieve this lower price it will shift all sales globally to online only, meaning the company will be closing many of its stores over the next few months. The stores that remain, in high-traffic locations, will be turned into information centers, Musk s...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, SEC, Tesla Model S, Musk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla Model, Tesla Tesla, California Some Tesla news Elon Musk


Tesla halts online sales ahead of Elon Musk announcement

Tesla buyers might have a hard time ordering a vehicle through its website for the next several hours. The “order” webpages for the Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicle all redirect to show nebulous  message that reads “”The wait is almost over.” Below the main message, it reads “Great things are launching at 2 pm.” Updated: Musk’s Twitter page has changed just slightly. His profile photo now has a Tesla vehicle, and not the Mars shot. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Feb. 27 “Some Tesla news,” ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, SEC, Mars, Tesla Model S, Musk, Reuters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, California Some Tesla news Elon Musk


2019 Ram Heavy Duty First Drive – Torques and Toques

The world is full of surprises. From the Cleveland Browns making it to Week 16 to the continued unpredictability of Elon Musk’s Twitter account, there is no shortage of shock and awe on this planet. Know what else was surprising? Last week, it snowed in Vegas. For once, there were toques aplenty on the Strip. […] The post 2019 Ram Heavy Duty First Drive – Torques and Toques appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Elon Musk, Cleveland Browns, Ram, Autos, HD, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, News Blog, Ram 2500, Heavy Duty, Ram 3500, Ram HD, 2019 Ram HD


Here’s everything you need to know about the Boring Company

Elon Musk is changing how we build tunnels by developing new technologies to do the job quicker and more efficiently. And it's not just a idea anymore: Musk and company are already working toward several exciting new projects. The post Here’s everything you need to know about the Boring Company appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Trends, Musk, Emerging Tech, Digger, Tunneling, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Boring Company FAQ


Elon Musk has until March 11 to respond to SEC contempt motion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to explain why he should not be held in contempt for violating a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC asked a judge Monday to hold Musk in contempt for violating the settlement agreement reached with the agency last year. Reuters was the first to report the judge’s order. The SEC argued that a tweet sent by Musk on February 19 violated their agreement. Musk is supposed to get approval from Tesla’s board before co...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Court, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, SEC, Musk, Reuters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nathan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alison Nathan, The Boring Company, Defendant Elon Musk


The SEC has asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his settlement with the agency

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his October 16 settlement with the agency. Bloomberg News reported the news a bit ago. We’ve since obtained the agency’s complaint, though it is declining comment. Tesla has yet to respond to our requests for more information. At the crux of things: Last Tuesday night, Musk tweeted out to his 24 million followers that Tesla would make around 500,000 cars this year, correcting himself hours...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Larry Ellison, SEC, Oracle, Musk, Bloomberg News, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Dane Butswinkas, Robyn Denholm, Butswinkas, Kathleen Wilson Thompson


Transportation Weekly: Tesla astroturfs, Softbank flexes, BMW and Daimler hookup, What is a Jelbi?

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the third edition of our tome, I mean newsletter, and this week let’s settle in for a mind meld on why logistics is the new Hansel, a curious Tesla subsidiary, and discover a new mobility species called the Jelbi. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkoros...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, Berlin, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Geneva, Bmw



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