Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
It’s been a bumpy few months for electric car maker Tesla Motors.
There have now been three separate fires among roughly 20,000 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the world’s highways.
Editor’s Pick Teaser: A lithium-ion cell production “giga-factory” could be in the works.
In Vancouver, Canada, we’ve had the longest-running gonna-be-a-success-any-day fuel cell company in history, Ballard Power Systems, which has been touting the advantages of fuel-cell powered cars and buses for decades.
Now that Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk spent nearly $1 million buying the transforming submarine car from the James Bond move The Spy Who Loved Me, he wants to make it work.
SpaceX successfully launched a new, upgraded Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent more powerful engines yesterday. The demonstration flight appeared to go off without a hitch, as the rocket reached a speed of 5 kilometers/second and an altitude of 310 kilometers within five minutes of launch.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency this Sunday. Canada is launching Cassiope in an effort to unravel “the mysteries of space weather.”
The illustrious serial entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX released a video of himself designing rocket parts with hand gestures, using holograms, virtual reality tech, Leap Motion, and a 3D printer.
“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Musk will not pursue a patent on “the Hyperloop,” a futuristic transport project that will take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
There’s something eerily mysterious about a rocket that lands itself just the same way it takes off.
Tesla stock has had an amazing three months, blasting above $100 from the low $30s just in March.
And just to put a cherry on top, the notoriously tough Consumer Reports writers say that the $89,650 Tesla Model S comes close, and just may be, the best car ever.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla’s stock jumped in after-hours trading today after the company announced the first quarterly profit in the its 10-year history and record sales of over half a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2013.
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
It’s one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history, and the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.
In a sign of its continuing need for capital — and the good performance thus far of its stock — Tesla Motors said today it would sell 5.3 million more shares of common stock.