Author: Leon Kaye Source: Triple Pundit You might doubt the Tesla-SolarCity merger, but you cannot dispute the ambition and vision of Elon Musk. His drive to disrupt the financial sector proved successful. And with the money Musk made from PayPal, he set out to transform the transportation and energy sectors. A decade after outlining his first master […]Read more "Tesla Announces Part 2 of Its Master Plan, With Part 1 Still Unfulfilled"
Author: Kevin Mooney Source: Daily Signal Grassroots conservative activists who run a reboot of Ronald Reagan’s political action committee want to know why the government allows one failing company to buy another failing company while both get taxpayer subsidies. They also want to know why corporate executives with friends in high places have not been subjected to […]Read more "‘Quintessential Insider Deal’: Taxpayers Finance Family Ties of 2 Failing Green Companies"
Author: Paul Vigna Source: Wall Street Journal Elon Musk created a minor firestorm over the weekend, as well as nice little pop for his stock, when he sent out a tweet flogging his road map for the next phase of Tesla Motors: “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this […]Read more "Tesla’s Price Tag for ‘Masterplan Part 1′? A $4.2 Billion Hole"
Elon Musk’s second “master plan” for Tesla Motors arrived much like one of the electric automaker’s cars: brilliant and inspiring, but late and rough around the edges. And like Tesla’s desirable yet quality-challenged cars, Musk’s vision is sure to be embraced and evangelized by anyone who was already convinced that Tesla is destined to dominate the car […]Read more "Tesla’s ‘Master Plan’ Is All Promise, No Product"
There is consensus in the news and tech industries about one thing: Why does Elon Musk keep on touting the autopilot feature when it is far from being true autopilot? Meanwhile Elon Musk plans to continue his autopilot program. Why? Some say to use consumers as a base to test their products. Others say it […]Read more "News & Sources: Why we shouldn’t Trust Elon Musk’s Autopilot"
The autonomous program isn’t meant for most types of driving, and the automaker compares its new luxury vehicles to older, cheaper cars. After years of hype about its autonomous driving system, the facts are coming out about how safe Tesla and Autopilot really are. Elon Musk’s company admits three of its vehicles have crashed while […]Read more "How Tesla and Elon Musk Exaggeraged Safety Claims About Autopilot and Cars"
Tesla Motors Inc. quietly discontinued its resale value guarantee program as of July 1, the electric-car maker confirmed Wednesday. The program was “discontinued…so we can keep interest rates as low as possible” and offer “compelling” lease and loan programs to customers, a Tesla spokeswoman said. The program was available to those who financed their Model […]Read more "Tesla quietly kills guarantee of Model S resale value"