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Elon Musk to Become Earth&#39;s 3rd Richest Person
It's a Very
Good Day for
Elon Musk

It's a Very Good Day for Elon Musk

Tesla CEO is about to become 3rd-richest person on the planet as his company joins S&P 500

(Newser) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to overtake Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the world's third-richest person on Tuesday. Tesla's stock closed just above $408 on Monday but jumped 14% in after-hours trading following news that the company will join the S&P 500 index on...

Tesla Just Got Into the Booze Business

'Tesla Tequila' is already sold out, even at $250 a bottle

(Newser) - On April Fools' Day in 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a jokey tweet showing him "passed out" next to a Tesla Model 3, apparently inebriated from drinking too much "Teslaquilla." It was apparently no joke—or if it was at the time, Musk soon got serious...

Weird Pitfall for Tesla Owners: Pricey Butt-Dials
Tesla Owner's Butt-Dial
Proves to Be Costly
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Tesla Owner's Butt-Dial Proves to Be Costly

Driver trying to get a refund for accidental $4K upgrade, and he's not the first

(Newser) - Tesla makes it pretty easy for owners to get upgrades with snazzy new features for their cars. It's all done via app. But as one driver tells CNBC , the process might be a little too easy. Ali Vaziri says he essentially butt-dialed a $4,280 software upgrade, and now...

Musk to US: You Owe Me Tariff Money, Plus Interest

Tesla, other major automakers suing the government over trade war with China

(Newser) - Elon Musk isn't just calling for the US to end new tariffs on Chinese products—he wants a refund for the money's he already paid, plus interest. Musk's car company, Tesla, filed a lawsuit against the US this week over the import tariffs, as did automakers Ford,...

The Car Was Going 93mph. The Driver Was Taking a Nap

Canadian officers say they found both front seats reclined, car apparently on Autopilot

(Newser) - Police in Canada say a man has been charged over a July incident in which he was allegedly snoozing away as his apparently self-driving car traveled more than 93mph. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were alerted around 4pm on July 9 to a Tesla Model S speeding down the highway...

Cops: Man Smashes Into Patrol Cars While Catching a Flick

North Carolina doctor had his Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode, police say

(Newser) - Bad luck: to crash into other vehicles while driving. Worse luck: to crash into other vehicles that happen to be police cars. Worst luck of all: to do all of the above while you're watching a movie. Officials in North Carolina say that was the fate of a Raleigh...

You&#39;ve Never Seen a Chocolate Chip Like This
You've Never Seen a
Chocolate Chip Like This
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You've Never Seen a Chocolate Chip Like This

Tesla designer's mold puts taste and texture first

(Newser) - You might be surprised to learn there's essentially no design to the classic chocolate chip you know and love, whose shape comes from being dropped on the factory line. The goal is mass production rather than optimal taste. But now, a senior industrial designer at Tesla says he's...

Tesla Sells Out of '$69.420' Short Shorts

Musk taunts short sellers with 'fabulous' shorts

(Newser) - After a surge in Tesla's share price, CEO Elon Musk celebrated in typically understated fashion: He taunted short-sellers by selling short shorts through Tesla's online store, apparently setting the price at the first numbers that came into his head: $69.420. CNET notes the 420 part might be...

Tesla Incentives Pay Off Handsomely for Musk

His payout could be worth $770M

(Newser) - Elon Musk doesn't take a salary from Tesla. He doesn't seem to need one. The company has met its financial goals, Mashable reports, which makes Musk eligible for his reward. He can now buy 1.69 million shares at $350.02 apiece. At Thursday's closing price of...

Elon Musk to Ken Jennings: 'Knucklehead'

The pair feud on Twitter over the Tesla factory controversy

(Newser) - It looks like Elon Musk is getting his way over his Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. The CEO reopened his factory Monday in defiance of orders from Alameda County, and the county tweeted Wednesday that the plant can continue its "minimum business operations" this week and ramp up to...

Trump Sides With Elon Musk on Reopening

President says Tesla factory in California should be allowed to reopen 'NOW'

(Newser) - President Trump is picking sides in Elon Musk's fight to reopen his Tesla factory . California should let him do so "NOW," the president tweeted Tuesday. "It can be done Fast & Safely!" Musk actually reopened the facility in Fremont Monday, though it's not yet...

Musk Reopens Factory 'Against County Rules'

CEO fighting stay-at-home orders offers to be arrested on Tesla production line

(Newser) - For weeks, Elon Musk has been ripping the stay-at-home orders that have kept his auto factory in Fremont, California, shut down during the pandemic. On Monday, the Tesla CEO graduated to open defiance. "Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules," Musk tweeted. Saying that he'll...

Musk: &#39;This Is the Final Straw&#39;
Musk: 'Tesla Will Now Move'

Musk: 'Tesla Will Now Move'

Tesla's CEO says he's moving the company headquarters 'to Texas/Nevada immediately'

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory, the AP reports. On Twitter, Musk also threatened to sue over Alameda County Health Department...

Elon Musk Really Is Selling His Homes

He's listed 2 of his Bel Air properties

(Newser) - Imagine no possessions—Elon Musk seems to be trying. The Tesla CEO may have been serious when he tweeted Friday that he is "selling almost all physical possessions" and "will own no house." Musk put two of his homes, both in Los Angeles' ritzy Bel Air neighborhood,...

Elon Musk Continues His Rant in Earnings Call
Elon Musk Continues
His Rant in Earnings Call
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Elon Musk Continues His Rant in Earnings Call

Tesla founder unleashes expletive-laced tirade

(Newser) - Elon Musk wasn't done after his Twitter diatribe against the coronavirus lockdown . After those early Wednesday tweets, the Tesla founder continued his rant during an earnings call the same day. Some quotes, per the Guardian , CNBC , and the Verge :
  • On how this relates to Tesla: "We are a

Musk Praised for 'Heroic Effort' in Coronavirus Fight

He donates more than 1K ventilators to LA

(Newser) - Elon Musk has been criticized for downplaying the coronavirus crisis and hesitating to close Tesla factories —but he may also have saved many lives. The Tesla founder, who promised to supply ventilators if there was a shortage, has now donated more than 1,000 of them to Los Angeles,...

Tesla Bucks Shelter-in-Place Order, Says It's 'Essential'

Automaker hasn't shut down Fremont factory yet, despite Bay Area mandate

(Newser) - The San Francisco Bay Area is under the "strictest measure of its kind" in the US amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, with residents forced to shelter in place at home for three weeks. Also included in the regional mandate from officials in seven California counties was an order that...

Elon Musk: Who Needs 'Annoying' College?

Tesla CEO says college is 'not for learning,' praises dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates

(Newser) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared in a "fireside chat" Monday at the Satellite 2020 space community conference, and during the Q&A portion he was asked about the accessibility of higher learning and how college could be made more affordable for students in need. Musk's answer:...

NTSB: Tesla Driver Was Playing Video Game During Fatal Crash

'If you own a car with partial automation, you do not own a self-driving car'

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone while his vehicle was being controlled by a partially automated driving system. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of...

He Complained About Tesla Autopilot, Was Killed in Autopilot Crash

Walter Huang said his Model X veered toward the same barrier that ultimately killed him

(Newser) - An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier had previously complained about the SUV malfunctioning on that same stretch of Silicon Valley freeway. His complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday by federal investigators in two Tesla crashes involving Autopilot,...

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