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Elon Musk unimpressed by battery breakthroughs

It seems like every other day, some company somewhere is claiming some major breakthrough in battery technology. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is unimpressed and unfazed by these reports, though the upcoming Gigafactory will be ready should one of these……

Elon Musk’s SpaceX unveils Dragon V2 capsule to ferry astronauts to space

A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled by SpaceX. The Dragon V2, short for version two, is the first attempt by a private……

Elon Musk returned all but $1 of his $70,000 salary last year

SEC filings have revealed that Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, took a pay cut of over $78 million last year, returning all but $1 of his salary.  His base salary of $33,280 comes out to an average of $16 an hour for a 40 hour work week but it’s……

Elon Musk and Johnny Depp got a speeding ticket while driving the Tesla Model S

While on set for the film Transcendence, Johnny Depp and some of his costars (including Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, and director Pfister) were given a spirited demonstration of the Tesla Model S by Elon Musk. Then they……

Elon Musk writes a letter to the people of New Jersey

Editor’s Note: Following our first article and then second brief article on the Tesla–New Jersey controversy, here’s one more. I’m not going to add commentary unless I’m stimulated to down in the comments. Below is simply a letter from Tesla……

Tesla planning aggressive European expansion

Tesla Superchargers should cover most of Europe by the end of 2014, according to Elon Musk, with 30 new Tesla stores planned for the Old World as well. It’s part of a plan to aggressively market the Model S to foreign customers, with Musk expecting……

Free Tesla supercharger network now covers cross-country driving

Late last week, Elon Musk made a low-key but important announcement via twitter. Tesla has just completed the coast-to-coast Supercharger network needed to allow the Tesla Model S to make a cross-country drive. It’s……

Elon Musk’s futuristic Grasshopper space rocket makes its highest jump

Elon Musk’s Grasshopper rocket makes its highest jump (via The Inquirer) SPACE TRAVEL BUSINESSMAN Elon Musk has sent a Falcon 9 Grasshopper rocket up to its highest altitude so far of 744 metres. This is the highest that one of his rockets has flown, and according to the Spacex organisation…

Elon Musk to drive Tesla Model S across America in six days

The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for…  …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Elon Musk’s SpaceX program won’t be first to send people to Mars

Astrophysicist and host of StarTalk Radio Neil deGrasse Tyson is not optimistic that Elon Musk’s for-profit space tourism company SpaceX will be the first to ferry human beings to the planet Mars. In an interview with Business Insider, the scientist said that new space exploration missions are too dangerous for…

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