Elon Musk

NEWS ANALYSIS

Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

9:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016

Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses -- all in the middle of a market selloff....
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Tesla revenue spikes on Model S demand, but Q4 losses grow to $320M

4:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016

Tesla set a record for deliveries in the fourth quarter as customers ignored sagging oil prices and bought the Model S sedan, the maker of all-electric luxury cars said as it reported a net loss of $320 million, up from $108 million a year earlier....
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Tesla curbs autopilot functionality in Model S cars

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Tesla Motors said it was updating the Autopilot driving systems in Model S sedans to put new limits on its hands-free operation, which has been both praised for its innovation while criticized for having been launched too early....
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Tesla delivers 17,400 vehicles in Q4, hitting target

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2016

Tesla delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter, hitting its target of at least 50,000 vehicles for the year....
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A DOZEN DISRUPTORS

Elon Musk: Challenging the franchise system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

When Elon Musk laid out his blueprint for electric vehicle-maker Tesla Motors in 2004, he proposed many approaches that ran counter to accepted car business practices. But none of them upset the American industry status quo quite so much as his plan to retail Teslas directly to consumers, without going through a network of independent franchised dealers....
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Tesla's 1,656 job openings underpin quest to become profitable

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Tesla Motors had 1,656 job openings posted as of Monday afternoon. After losing $1.88 billion since 2007, Tesla is piling on the personnel as it offers more models, builds the world's biggest battery factory and expands globally, including stores opening this week in Mexico City and Edinburgh....
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Bezos sets off rocket, Musk sets off squabble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's passion is for rockets, and last week, he took to Twitter to argue with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over whose rocket was, well, not bigger but better....
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Tesla's Model X output could be the focus of Q3 report

6:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

When Tesla Motors releases third-quarter results after the market closes today, analysts and investors will be focused on how production of the Model X SUV is going -- and if it is increasing fast enough to get Tesla to its ambitious target of delivering at least 50,000 autos this year....
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Musk says Tesla negotiating with China on local production

7:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Tesla Motors is negotiating with the Chinese government on potentially producing cars domestically, CEO Elon Musk said....
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Tesla, Musk shine from free celebrity marketing, but will it last?

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Stephen Colbert's glowing report about his Tesla show how the automaker benefits from celebrity enthusiasm -- for free, from customers that include Oprah Winfrey -- to promote the brand. Throw in some viral Internet clips, test drives and customer referral programs, and Tesla is able to spend money on developing products instead of on marketing....
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Nissan exec leads $10 billion quest to discover the next Elon Musk

7:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga is on a $10 billion quest to discover Japan’s top entrepreneurs, who can start companies as globally competitive as Tesla and Apple....
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Tesla beams down 'autopilot' mode to Model S

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Tesla Motors, in its most ambitious step toward self-driving cars, is rolling out a long-awaited software package called Autopilot for its Model S sedan, rivaling features from luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz....
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Aston Martin seeks 'beauty and soul' in all-electric sports cars

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Aston Martin, the 102 year-old maker of high-performance cars featured in the next James Bond film, is envisioning a future when its engines are fueled by electricity instead of gasoline....
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work. The Tesla CEO, in an interview with a German newspaper, dismissed the notion that Apple hires top engineers away from his company....
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Musk: Tesla Model X crossover debut stokes 'strong' demand for sedan

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Tesla Motors saw strong orders of the Model S sedan tied to the launch of its new crossover this week, relieving some concerns that the new model might siphon away sales of the sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Friday....
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin got Tesla's fourth Model X, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, an early investor in Tesla Motors, was one of the first customers to take delivery of Tesla's all-electric SUV, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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BEHIND THE WHEEL

All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Tesla gave journalists a chance to drive the new Model X and fiddle with the crossover's avant-garde features, from the “falcon-wing” doors to the motorized second-row seats. The basic design has hardly changed since a prototype debuted in early 2012, but Tesla kept some surprises up its sleeve....
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Tesla begins deliveries of Model X electric SUV to take on luxury rivals

Sept. 30, 2015 11:14 CET

Tesla began deliveries of its Model X electric SUV, a product the automaker hopes will help it compete with future battery-driven SUVs from Audi and Porsche....
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Musk says diesel-cheating is bad, but CO2 emissions are worse

10:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, speaking in Germany today, said revelations that Volkswagen AG cheated on diesel emission tests is “obviously bad,” but that the issue the world should really be concerned about is carbon dioxide emissions....
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Tesla chief Musk offers chilly warning about global warming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Tesla founder Elon Musk does not pull any punches when it comes to global warming, which he says poses a real and present danger. Speaking to Tim Urban, proprietor of the Wait But Why blog, Musk said “the indefinite extension of the fossil fuels era [is] the dumbest experiment in history.”...
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Massive windshield, 'sculptural' seats: A glimpse inside Tesla's Model X

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

New images suggest the Tesla Model X will have a windshield so large that it doubles as a moonroof, stretching well above the driver's head....
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Tesla will begin deliveries of Model X on Sept. 29

Sept. 3, 2015 11:17 CET

Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month. The Model X will launch with a premium-priced special version called the Signature series that will cost between $132,000 and $144,000....
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Tesla names new Germany chief amid slow sales

Sept. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

Tesla named a new top executive in Germany, where the U.S. electric car maker is struggling to gain a foothold....
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Musk takes page from PayPal with Tesla Model S referral offer

7:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015

Elon Musk reached back to his days at PayPal for Tesla's first-ever incentive offer. Anyone who orders a new Model S sedan before Oct. 31 using the referral link of a current owner will get $1,000 off the purchase price, under the program announced July 29....
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Mobility for Tesla? Musk isn't saying -- or is he?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

What's behind that eye-popping new share price outlook Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas put on Tesla? Bloomberg reports that the key reason for raising the target to $465 from $280 (the stock closed at $255.25 on Aug. 19) is currently at about $243) is what Jonas calls “Tesla Mobility, an app-based, on-demand mobility service.”...
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