A Nevada state official said Tesla’s battery gigafactory will be in operational next year. The opening of the factory means that the company’s Powerwall batteries for home use as well as its anticipated Model 3 electric car, which it plans to market to a wider base of customers by featuring a base price of $35,000 before incentives, are on track to ship. The factory is … Continue reading Tesla Gigafactory Expected to Start Pumping out Batteries Next Year, Nevada Official Says
Self-driving cars have been the stuff of sci-fi, from low brow futuristic shoot-’em-ups like Demolition Man to thought provoking social commentaries like Minority Report. “The future” looks like it’s even closer. Google announced its going to put its fleet of autonomous vehicles on the streets of Mountain View, Calif. The cars will be limited to 25 miles per hour and minded by a human … Continue reading Google Lets Loose Self-Driving Cars on its Home Turf
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