Tesla Motors released the Powerwall yesterday, an in-home battery appliance will allow people to live off the grid by being able to store renewable energy sources. Or, if they live on the grid, to store it from solar cells or windmills and use it during peak hours (or store from the utility while it while energy’s cheap and use it when it’s expensive). If these Powerwalls … Continue reading Is Tesla’s Powerwall a Wonderwall?
Tesla Motors may be expanding its business into your home. The company is expected to unveil a line of home batteries later today for use with solar panels, which the company’s CEO Elon Musk also has interest in through SolarCity, his photovoltaic installation outfit. Most media outlets agree on the broad strokes of what tonight’s announcement will be about (big, big batteries for home use, … Continue reading Tesla Motors to Launch Home Batteries; Internet Speculates the Details
It’s hard to imagine Elon Musk and Tesla failing. The Model S is outselling established car brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus, in the poshest of cities. Despite concerns about “range anxiety” and the fact that the infrastructure for recharging electric cars isn’t as robust as gas stations, the battery powered cars keep on racking up awards and glowing reviews. However according to a book … Continue reading When Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla: “If we don’t deliver these cars, we are f@!ked.”
If someone on a street corner told you he wanted to send people to Mars, you’d probably calmly nod your head and look for the quickest way to remove yourself from the immediate vicinity of that person, posthaste. When Elon Musk tells you that, well, it makes sense. Even if you don’t know why you should go to Mars, aside from decades of pulp fiction … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Mars — and Earth — Vision Thing
Hey, remember that announcement Elon Musk Tweeted earlier this week? The one about ending “range anxiety”? It whipped the tech community, people who have Teslas and people who wish they had Teslas into a metaphorical frenzy. In short, anyone who had any kind of interest in things related to the 21st century were in a collective fit. We got caught up in it, asking Musk why … Continue reading Tesla Unveils its Solution to “Range Anxiety”; Musk Talks Self-Driving Cars
Serial inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is giving anyone excited about electric cars one more reason why they’d want a Tesla — as if those YouTube clips of Tesla Model S P85D “Insane Mode” 0 to 60 launches weren’t enough. Musk Tweeted out earlier today: “Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety … via OTA software update. Affects entire Model … Continue reading Mysterious Musk Tweet Promises to End “Range Anxiety” with Software Update