Toyota has ended its ‘historic’ partnership with Tesla

June 6, 2017

Image: VCG via Getty Images The partnership between Toyota and Tesla has finally wound to an end. The Japanese car marker on Saturday announced that it had sold the last of its stake in Tesla, as it prepares to launch its own purely electric car. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk promises smoother new autopilot for Tesla cars According to former engineers, a culture clash had emerged between the two companies, with…

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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump. The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets for all the @replies, news stories, and perhaps investigations they’ve inspired are really just the sideshow. There’s another…

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This company wants to beat Tesla at its clean energy game

May 20, 2017

Solar panels + battery storage + electric vehicle = living the clean energy dream.Image: Vivint solar Tesla isn’t the only automaker vying to claim your rooftop as well as your garage. Mercedes-Benz now wants to sell you a full “ecosystem” of clean energy services, including solar panels that charge battery packs, which in turn charge electric vehicles or at least let you store daytime solar power for nighttime use. The…

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 19, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving…

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Tesla teams up with a utility company to firm up its power grid

May 17, 2017

Some lucky Vermonters will have a shot at super cheap Powerwalls.Image: tesla Tesla is pairing up with a Vermont utility provider to offer subsidized Powerwall battery packs to bolster its power grid and give customers a chance to harness its energy when other lights go out. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP), a utility company with a decidedly environmental focus, will be the first power provider in the world to integrate…

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Elon Musk predicts we’ll be napping in our self-driving cars in just 2 years

May 3, 2017

Multi-company tech mogul Elon Musk recently laid out plans for his traffic-defeating Boring company during a talk at the TED conference, but now, we finally have the full video of his appearance. And he delivers a few more interesting comments. Answering a question regarding how long it will be before we can hop in our self-driving car, give it directions, and then take a nap until we’ve reached out destination,…

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Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations

April 29, 2017

Elon Musk was on stage at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver on Friday, and he revealed some of his tunnel work and aspirations, but he also talked about a few ongoing Tesla projects hes referenced before. The multi-CEO showed a shadowy image that gives us our first look at what his forthcoming electric Semi Truck will look like, and also let drop the suggestion that Tesla will likely announce…

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Meet the man willing to spend millions to convince Elon Musk to dump Trump

April 19, 2017

Doug Derwin is devoting up to$ 2m to entice Teslas CEO to speak out against US climate change policies and resign from groups advising Trump Luxury car proprietors may seem like an unlikely target for coordinating a political resistance movement, but to Doug Derwin, its all about the manufacture: Tesla. Derwin is devoting up to$ 2m in an effort to persuade Teslas CEO, Elon Musk, to speak out against Donald…

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