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Elon Musk Just Pressed a Button to Set Off a Tesla First

Company's first car-manufacturing factory outside of US breaks ground in China

(Newser) - With the press of a button, Elon Musk set in motion Monday a big first for Tesla. Per Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal , the company's first car-manufacturing plant outside the US broke ground a couple of hours from Shanghai, a four-year effort that comes during a turbulent time... More »

'Fart on Demand' Is Now a Feature in Tesla Vehicles

Impress your friends with a 'Short Shorts Ripper' every time you put on your turn signal

(Newser) - As if we needed any more proof that Elon Musk is as guylike as guys can get , Tesla has unveiled a new Easter egg—a surprise bonus feature—that's sure to please everyone's inner Cletus Klump . TechCrunch reports on the company's new "Emissions Testing Mode,"... More »

Musk: First Tunnel Ride Was 'Epic'

He unveils prototype transportation tunnel

(Newser) - Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube—the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic." Guests boarded Musk's Tesla Model S and rode... More »

When Working for Musk, Beware 'Elon's Rage Firings'

'Wired' recounts volatile outbursts of the Tesla boss

(Newser) - Those fascinated or even mildly interested in the doings of Elon Musk will want to make time for a long and often unflattering profile in Wired by Charles Duhigg. The story paints a picture of a brilliant CEO for whom it can be absolute misery to work. One Tesla manager,... More »

Musk: Tesla Might Buy Plants GM Is Closing

He says new chairwoman won't be able to control him

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk as part of a securities fraud settlement with US government regulators. But Musk... More »

Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' Plan Runs Into Opposition

Mexico's Tequila Regulatory Council is not on board

(Newser) - Elon Musk could be in for another fight , this one over tequila. The Tesla co-founder recently announced his intentions to get into the booze business by launching "Teslaquila," a distilled agave liquor. But Mexico's Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) is opposing Tesla's application to trademark "Teslaquila,... More »

Tesla Announces Elon Musk Replacement

Robyn Denholm will be new board chair

(Newser) - Tesla says its new board chair replacing Elon Musk will be a technology and automotive industry veteran, Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra. The appointment to the full-time position takes effect immediately though Denholm will leave Telstra, Australia's biggest telecoms company, after a six-month notice period, Tesla said Thursday.... More »

Man Sues Tesla, Says Autopilot Led to Crash

He says the feature failed to detect a disabled car before collision

(Newser) - A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday. Shawn Hudson said in the lawsuit filed in state court in Orlando, Florida,... More »

Elon Musk: $20M Tweet Was 'Worth It'

Tesla CEO also says he's taking a break from Twitter for a while

(Newser) - Elon Musk apparently has no regrets about a tweet that set him and Tesla back each $20 million . In a tweet late Friday—just before tweeting that he would be taking a break from Twitter—Musk responded to a question about his ill-fated tweet claiming he would take the company... More »

Markets Rebound at Start of Trading

Dow rose more than 200 points after Wednesday's plunge

(Newser) - Thursday is looking much better than Wednesday on Wall Street. Stocks opened higher after a sharp sell-off the previous day erased the market's gains for the year . In the first hour of trading Thursday, the Dow rose more than 200 points, shy of 1%, and the S&P 500... More »

Tesla Shares Big News, Elon Musk Gets Choked Up

Company posts first profit in 2 years

(Newser) - Tesla Motors delivered on CEO Elon Musk's promise to make money during its latest quarter after fulfilling his pledge to boost production of its first electric car designed for the mass market. The company earned $311.5 million during the three months ending in September, swinging from a loss... More »

Elon Musk May Be Getting Into the Booze Business

Tesla filed a trademark for "Teslaquila"

(Newser) - Drinking and driving don't mix, but what about Tesla and tequila? On Monday the electric car maker filed a trademark for the name "Teslaquila" for "distilled agave liquor" and "distilled blue agave liquor," CNBC reports, the company's first federal trademark application this year. The... More »

Defiant Elon Musk Mocks SEC on Twitter

He calls them the 'Shortseller Enrichment Commission'

(Newser) - Elon Musk is a man of many talents, but knowing when to stop tweeting apparently isn't one of them. The Tesla CEO, who has agreed to pay $20 million and step down as chairman to settle a lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission over a "false... More »

Hundreds of Parked Teslas Raise Many Questions

The 'New York Times' delves into monthslong mystery

(Newser) - It's a mystery that's been brewing since July: Various locations around the country—including lots, garages, and industrial sites—each have anywhere from dozens to hundreds of Tesla cars parked there. Photos and videos of the numerous parked cars started popping up online back in July, and a... More »

Elon Musk Resigns as Tesla Chair, Will Pay $20M

The CEO settles with the Securities and Exchange Commission

(Newser) - In a settlement with the SEC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to resign as chairman within 45 days and pay a $20 million fine—but will remain chief executive, the Washington Post reports. The SEC was suing Tesla's founder over an August tweet that said he was "... More »

Musk's New Fight Poses Huge Risk to Tesla—and Himself

SEC complaint is 'road map to criminal charges,' says one biz journalist

(Newser) - The SEC's decision to sue Elon Musk and seek his ouster as chairman of Tesla came after Musk pulled out of settlement talks at the last minute, reports CNBC . Under the deal, Musk would have paid a fine but admitted no wrongdoing in regard to his infamous tweet in... More »

Controversial Tweet Gets Elon Musk Sued

The SEC says he made "false and misleading" statements with 'taking Tesla private' tweet

(Newser) - The SEC is suing Elon Musk over the Tesla CEO's August tweet in which he said: "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." According to court documents filed Thursday, the SEC says that Musk had not even discussed "key deal terms, including price, with... More »

Tesla: Yes, We Gave Feds Documents They Wanted

As Bloomberg's sources say a DOJ criminal probe is underway

(Newser) - It's only Tuesday, and it's already been a roller coaster week of ups and downs for Elon Musk. The latest dip: Tesla confirmed Tuesday that it has complied with a voluntary request from the Justice Department to hand over documents related to Musk's August comments about possibly... More »

Elon Musk's 'Jarring' Move: Taking Puff of Joint on Video

Says his brain is like a 'never-ending explosion' in Joe Rogan podcast

(Newser) - Elon Musk has a word of caution for anyone who envies his lifestyle. "I don't think you'd necessarily want to be me," he told podcaster Joe Rogan in an interview that lasted more than two hours. "I don't think people would like it that... More »

This Might Be a Cure for Drivers Who Don't Signal

Tesla files patent for blinker that operates automatically

(Newser) - Activating a turn signal takes just a flick of the finger, but that simple move apparently is too much for lots of drivers out there. A new patent filing by Tesla seeks to change that. The company envisions an automated signal, one that senses when a driver is getting ready... More »

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