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Tesla Hit With Third Class-Action Suit Over Musk’s Stock Tweets

Embattled electric car manufacturer Tesla racked up its third class-action suit, filed this evening in California’s Northern District Court, stemming from bizarre and potentially unfounded tweets sent last week by CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

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Report: Saudi Arabia May Be Planning a Major Bid for Tesla’s Leveraged Buyout

The official sovereign wealth fund of the Saudi Arabian government may be considering a major investment in Elon Musk’s electric car giant Tesla, and sources say it is “in talks” to do so after Musk let slip via Twitter that he is considering taking the company private in a $60-billion-plus (£47-billion-plus) deal at $420 (£330) a share, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Tesla’s Solar Factory Is Reportedly Struggling to Meet Elon Musk’s ‘Aesthetic Demands’

Two years ago, Elon Musk promised the world that Tesla would produce solar panels virtually indistinguishable from roof tiles. But his solar factory isn’t producing panels that are to his liking yet, and that’s leading to some major production issues, according to a report from Reuters. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s ‘420’ Tesla Tweet Sparks a Total Shitshow

Investors may be wondering what Elon is smoking this afternoon following a tweet in which he claimed he’s considering taking Tesla private at $420 (£325) per share. What seemed like a joke at first may be serious and as the company’s stock price went crazy, trading has been halted. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Gives Half-Arsed Apology to Cave Diver He Called a Paedophile

Elon Musk has been pretty quiet on Twitter ever since he called one of the cave divers in Thailand a paedophile. He deleted the tweets, but the diver, Vernon Unsworth, said he was considering legal action for the unfounded claims. But now Musk has apologised. Sort of. Read More >>

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Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His ‘Submarine’ a ‘Paedo Guy’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a paedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort. Read More >>

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Is Elon Musk Serious?

A kid-sized submarine arrived in northern Thailand, just a few hours before the final four members of a youth football team and their coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex. Elon Musk, whose minions had built the sub out of SpaceX rocket materials for the sole purpose of moving the trapped boys to safety, delivered the mini sub himself and announced his presence in a tweet to his 22 million followers. Meanwhile, the rescue chief said that the kid-sized submarine was “not practical” for the boys, as thousands heaped praise onto Musk for doing—well—it’s unclear if the bombastic billionaire really did anything helpful. Which makes you wonder: is Elon Musk serious with this shit? Read More >>

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Elon Musk Says He’s Building a Tiny ‘Submarine’ to Rescue Thai Soccer Team Trapped in Cave

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that he is building “a tiny, kid-size submarine” to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach infamously trapped within the submerged Tham Luang cave complex. According to the Bangkok Post, a nine-person engineering team assembled by Musk has already begun to arrive in the area. Read More >>

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Tesla Launches One Model 3 into the UK

The Model 3, Tesla's cheap-as-a-Leaf EV, is coming to the UK soon, although there's one quite massive catch. The electric car company is bringing just one Model 3 over to show people, almost as if it's rubbing in the car's lack of UK availability. You might be able to buy it, though, if you're nice to the Tesla UK stand reps and they're not planning on sending it back. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Bid to Build High-Speed Underground Rail in Chicago

Elon Musk’s underground transportation business, The Boring Company, has won a bid to create an underground high-speed rail line in downtown Chicago. The company beat out at least four other developers for the project, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make an official announcement this afternoon. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Dressed for the Job He Wanted

There’s a saying that the clothes make the man. In that sense, Elon Musk spent this week’s Tesla shareholder meeting doubling down on being exactly who you think he is. Read More >>

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America’s Trust in Self-Driving Cars Has Taken a Plunge, and its Not Hard to See Why

Americans are generally pretty optimistic when it comes to new technologies. But there’s one futuristic tech that they're are getting more and more afraid of with each passing year: Driverless vehicles. A whopping 73 per cent of Americans don’t trust autonomous vehicles, up from 63 per cent in late 2017. Read More >>

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Tesla Car in Autopilot Mode Slams Into Parked Police Vehicle in the US

A Tesla sedan running in its autopilot mode crashed into a parked police car in Laguna Beach, California on Tuesday, per the Associated Press, resulting in “minor injuries” to the driver. The officer in charge of the cruiser at the time of the crash was not inside the vehicle and thus avoided being injured. Read More >>

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Tesla Already Releasing Firmware Updates After Reported Braking Issues

Last week news broke over a Consumer Reports review of the Tesla Model 3, which found it to have significant braking issues. Tesla CEO Elon Musk subsequently assured people on Twitter that this could be rectified with a firmware update. Read More >>

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Tesla Model 3 Sets Record Distance on a Single Charge, But It Mysteriously Won’t Recharge

With electric vehicles rapidly becoming more viable for long distance trips, enthusiasts like to push the limits of what their cars can do on a single charge. Two men in Denver set out to break the record distance in a Model 3 this weekend and after 32 hours, they were victorious. Unfortunately, the car is refusing to go any further. Read More >>