Elon Musk Says Brexit is Why a Battery Gigafactory is Coming to Germany, and Not the UK

Recently we heard from some of those expert types that the UK really needs a big factory to keep up with demand for electric car batteries - because right now we're not doing so well. As it turns out Tesla-superowner Elon Musk had considered building a battery gigafactory here, but Brexit meant he chose Germany instead. Read More >>

Alt-Fuel Electric Cars Were Genuinely Popular in October Sales Data

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported new car sales numbers for October, and the numbers are pretty grim across the board for all but the electric segment of the market; which it would seem is finally seeing sales numbers that approximate the electric powertrain hype. Read More >>

Flash Memory on Some Tesla Cars Is Reportedly Burning Out, Causing Major Issues

Displays on older models of Tesla electric vehicles are bricking because of shoddy flash memory, according to reports in Inside EVs and Motherboard. Read More >>

Elon Musk: ‘I’m a Fucking Idiot’

Elon Musk admitted he is a “fucking idiot” for smearing a British cave diver that helped save a dozen kids as a “child rapist” in an email to a BuzzFeed reporter, court documents in the ensuing defamation trial show. Read More >>

Elon Musk’s Tweeting Broke the Law This Time, Judge Rules, And His Isn’t the Only Bad Take

These past few weeks have not been great for arsehole bosses on Twitter. Read More >>

New Research Promises Electric Car Batteries That Last For a Million Miles

Electric motors guzzle electricity, which can be especially hard on a rechargeable battery. The power cells used in electric vehicles, like Teslas, have an expected lifespan of around 300,000 to 500,000 miles, but a team of battery researchers believes it has come up with a recipe that can double that, leading to batteries that could potentially outlast the electric car itself. Read More >>

Tesla’s Model 3 Fuels Huge UK EV Sales Growth

The arrival of Tesla's Model 3 in the UK has caused quite a stir in pure electric car world, with sales of battery-only vehicles rising by a staggering 377 per cent year-on-year for the month of August thanks to Elon's globally hyped new motor. Read More >>

Tesla Malfunction Locks Out Owners Who Depended on App for Entry, Forces Them to Scramble for ‘Keys’

Some Tesla users who rely on the app to gain entry to their Model 3 were temporarily unable to get into their electric cars yesterday. Read More >>

Telsa’s Dog Mode Hasn’t Been a Good Boy

Back in February Tesla introduced a Dog Mode to help owners safely leave their dogs in the car through temperature regulation and monitoring. Read More >>

News of an Employee’s Death at a Tesla Facility Renews Focus on Company’s History of Safety Concerns

Tesla confirmed Tuesday that the body of one of its employees was found at the company’s Gigfactory last week and police are currently investigating the incident, Business Insider reported. Read More >>

Elon Wants You Binge Watch TV in Teslas

Elon Musk has always been open about wanting Teslas to be the most fun cars ever. Read More >>

Tesla Posts Record Deliveries in Q2 2019, But Still Lost £327 Million

Electric car giant Tesla had its stock plunge over 10 per cent in after-hours trading after posting a $408 million (£327 million) loss in Q2 2019—despite shipping record numbers of cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

Ex-Tesla Engineer: Okay, Yes, I Uploaded Autopilot Trade Secrets to My iCloud—What’s the Big Deal?

A former Tesla engineer admitted on Monday that ahead of leaving the company and joining a competitor, he uploaded Tesla files to his personal iCloud account as well as made .zip files with the company’s Autopilot “trade secrets.” However, the ex-employee, Guangzhi Cao, is denying Tesla’s claims that he engaged in trade secret theft. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s Version of The Onion Could’ve Been Amazing

Elon Musk and two former Onion writers began developing Thud, a satire company in 2017. The eccentric billionaire tech CEO gave the project $2 million and asked for virtually nothing in financial returns. It could have been an ambitious and hilarious endeavour, but then Musk reportedly backed out due to his fears of how it could harm his other businesses, and the company died. Read More >>

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Will Self-Driving Cars Turn People Into Even Bigger Arseholes?

People like to mess with Uber self-driving cars, according to an executive leading the autonomous programme. Read More >>