Elon Musk Donates $10M To Help Save Humankind From The Robots

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Don’t believe that artificial intelligence will one day rise up against the humans who brought it into being and become robot overlords reigning over Earth like cruel, undying gods? Well, Elon Musk does, and he’s willing to put $10 million where his mouth is in order to safeguard humans from the inevitable robot revolution. [More]

Musk: Tesla May Eventually Use Car Dealers But Not Ones Who Have Been “Jerks”

Musk: Tesla May Eventually Use Car Dealers But Not Ones Who Have Been “Jerks”

Even though upscale electric vehicle maker Tesla currently only puts out around 35,000 cars a year, it’s already gotten under the skin of the auto sales business with its refusal to use the traditional franchised dealership model, leading some states to enact backward-looking laws blocking non-dealership sales of automobiles. But Tesla founder Elon Musk admitted yesterday that his company may eventually go the dealer route, but only with non-jerks. [More]


Elon Musk Predicts Tesla Cars Will Be Able To Drive Themselves 90% Of The Time In 2015

Do you see that, off in the distance? Where flying cars are zooming around without a human hand to guide them? It’s what I call “The Jetsons Horizon” and if Elon Musk has anything to say about it, we’ll be getting closer to that line as soon as 2015. [More]

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Elon Musk Reveals Details On Upcoming $35,000 Tesla

Dealerships and automakers around the country have been fighting electric car maker Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model, but many have wondered why they care so much about a car that costs more than most people earn in a year. Now you can expect that fight to get even nastier after Tesla founder Elon Musk announced plans for a high-end electric car that only costs around $35,000. [More]

Elon Musk Cites ‘Terminator’ As A Reason To “Keep An Eye On” Artificial Intelligence

Ruh roh.

Worried about the always looming, definitely gonna happen robot revolution? You’re not the only one imagining the insufferable chains of slavery our robot overlords are going to slap on us someday. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is also worried robots are up to no good, so he’s keeping an eye on the artificial industry just in case. [More]

Tesla Opens Patents For Rivals To Use In Attempt To Speed Up Electric Car Adoption

Tesla Opens Patents For Rivals To Use In Attempt To Speed Up Electric Car Adoption

For the most part inventors hold their patents near and dear to their hearts, not allowing others to cash in on their ideas. That’s not the case for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. [More]

Elon Musk Wants To Share Supercharger Patents In Order To Spread The Electric Car Love

Elon Musk Wants To Share Supercharger Patents In Order To Spread The Electric Car Love

While Tesla continues to work on spreading its network of supercharging stations around the country to more easily serve drivers of its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk doesn’t want those stations to be used solely by owners of Tesla vehicles like the Model S. In his quest to spread the popularity of electric cars, Musk says he wants other manufacturers to know how to build their own Supercharger stations. [More]

New Jersey Votes To Block Direct Sales Of Tesla Vehicles

New Jersey Votes To Block Direct Sales Of Tesla Vehicles

The two Tesla stores in New Jersey might soon be locking up their doors, after the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission unanimously approved a proposal yesterday that blocks the electric-car maker from selling vehicles directly to customers. [More]

Power up.

You Can Now Drive A Tesla Model S Cross-Country — If You Don’t Mind An 800-Mile Detour

After earlier test drives up and down the East Coast last winter, the next obstacle for the Tesla Model S in its quest for acceptance was the task of setting up superchargers across the country, to enable the kind of American road trip everyone says they’re planning to take someday. Anyway, you can now drive cross-country in a Tesla, but you’ll just have to take a bit of a detour. [More]


Tesla CEO Elon Musk: We Get Way Too Much Attention

Attention can be delightful, say when you have a new haircut or you’ve just finished the entire crossword by yourself in under three weeks and everyone (cat, roommate) cheers for you. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk definitely feels his company and its electric cars are getting way too much attention, the bad kind, after three car fires prompted the feds to open a probe into the Model S. [More]

Car Fires Prompt NHTSA To Open Official Probe Into Safety Of Tesla Model S

Car Fires Prompt NHTSA To Open Official Probe Into Safety Of Tesla Model S

The smell of car batteries roasting in the flickering flames has reached the nose of he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which aid it’s opened a formal probe into the safety of the Tesla Model S electric car after reports of two fires caused by cars hitting debris in the road. In other words, Elon Musk is probably not happy right now. [More]

I am Elon.

Elon Musk Writes A Letter To Customers Explaining How That Tesla Caught On Fire

Listen, everyone: Elon Musk doesn’t want customers to be scared to buy a Tesla electric car just because of that whole “This Tesla is on fire” video. As such, the CEO of the company himself has issued an explanation of how it all went down, reassuring scared consumers that despite the fiery footage, “there should be absolutely zero doubt that it is safer to power a car with a battery than a large tank of highly flammable liquid.”  [More]

Get your cross-country playlists ready.

Tesla Tripling Its Supercharger Station Network, Making Cross-Country Road Trips Possible

Ah, the Great American Road Trip! An open highway, stretching before you across the states, giant balls of yarn and mystical sights awaiting the moment you drive up to see just how awesome that one cornfield in Iowa actually is. In an effort to woo drivers willing, ready and able to cruise the 2,000+ miles from New York City to Los Angeles, Tesla is tripling the number of its supercharger stations across the country. [More]

This is my displeased face. I am displeased.

Elon Musk Extra Cranky At NYT Tesla Review After Losing “Hundreds” Of Orders

As if he didn’t already have enough bees in his bonnet, Tesla’s Elon Musk is feeling extra crunchy at the New York Times review of his company’s electric car, claiming it caused the loss of a “few hundred” orders of the Tesla S. Those cancellations cost money, he says, and the company’s valuation has suffered by as much as $100 million. This, according to Musk. [More]

Caught in the crossfire

Oh Lordy, Here’s A Bunch Of Stuff About The Tesla/New York Times Holy War

This week has seen a declaration of war between a New York Times reporter who wrote a scathing review of the  Tesla S electric car and its network of free superchargers and the company’s head honcho and “product architect” Elon Musk. Being your ever faithful servants, we thought you might like a easily-digestible recap of the recent finger-pointing activity.  [More]

The Electric Car Gets Its Revenge

The Electric Car Gets Its Revenge

Last night I caught an advance screening of a new documentary, “Revenge of the Electric Car.” It’s by the same director who did “Who Killed The Electric Car?” except this story ends in triumph instead of tragedy. [More]