Cybertrucks would ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ if Tesla starts production now

Elon Musk said each Cybertruck would ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ if Tesla started producing the futuristic vehicle now, adding that production is now being delayed to sometime in 2022. The statement was made during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call Monday, which highlights the firm’s struggle to ramp up production of its … Read more

SpaceX awarded a $178M contract for NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s moon

Elon Musk‘s aerospace firm SpaceX has been awarded a $178 million (£129 million) contract for NASA‘s first mission to Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.  SpaceX will provide ‘launch services’ for the Europa Clipper mission, which is due to blast off in October 2024 to study Europa through a series of fly-bys, NASA said.  The spacecraft will … Read more

Elon Musk confirms Tesla will open Supercharger stations to other electric cars by year’s end

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will allow owners of other company’s electric vehicles to charge up at its Supercharger stations—adding the option will be available before the end of 2021. ‘We’re making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year,’ the 50-year-old CEO tweeted Tuesday. In the US, Tesla’s cars use the … Read more

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos sets new record for wealth with $211 billion

Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, already the world’s wealthiest man, has set a new record for personal net worth by topping $211 billion. Bezos, 57, gained $8.4 billion in net worth on Tuesday alone, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as Amazon stock soared 4.7 percent on the Pentagon’s announcement that it is canceling the $10 … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company’s Starlink satellite internet is on track to gain ‘possibly over 500,000 users within 12 months.’ Musk, speaking via Zoom at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2021, added that he foresees up to $10 billion in investments before Starlink reaches positive cash and a whopping $20 to $30 … Read more

Tesla files trademark applications related to possibly opening its OWN restaurants

Want fries with that, Elon? Tesla files trademark applications related to possibly opening its OWN restaurants Tesla has filed trademarks for ‘restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services’ The idea was first brought up by CEO Elon Musk several years ago  The application was signed on May 27 and will be … Read more

SpaceX plans to launch a Starship rocket to MARS from an ‘ocean spaceport’ in 2022 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has confirmed ambitious plans to build an ‘ocean spaceport’ that will be used to launch a Starship rocket to Mars in 2022.  It was reported in July 2020 that the firm had acquired a pair of former oil drilling rigs for $3.5 million (£2.47 million) each that they planned to convert … Read more

Tesla is ‘checking up on drivers’ with new monitoring software

Autopilot uses cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar to see and sense the environment around the car.  The sensor and camera suite provides drivers with an awareness of their surroundings that a driver alone would not otherwise have.  A powerful onboard computer processes these inputs in a matter of milliseconds to help what the company say … Read more