Elon Musk promises to take Tesla Model S to ‘Plaid’ with new powertrain – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised a more powerful powertrain option in future Model S, Model X and the next-generation Roadster sports car that will push acceleration and speed beyond the current high bar known as Ludicrous mode. Musk tweeted Wednesday evening “the only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a higher performing […]

SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing – gpgmail

[ad_1] SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the prototype while it’s in flight. The company filed documents with the U.S. regulatory agency this week […]

Tesla Pushes Pickup Truck Unveiling to November

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla has made incredible headway when it comes to selling electric sedans and sports cars, and the company is going to launch its first hatchback next year. However, Tesla’s next major vehicle will be a tougher sell. The company […]

Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla said Saturday that its Model 3 interiors are now completely free of leather, fulfilling a promise made by CEO Elon Musk at this year’s annual shareholder meeting. Tesla has been closing in on a leather-free interior for a couple of years now. But a sticking point was the steering wheel, which Musk made […]

SpaceX Starhopper Rocket Completes Second and Final Test Flight

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX has big plans for the Starship that include launching deep space missions and colonizing Mars. Before it can do any of that, it has to finish designing the vehicle. The final Starship will be a sci-fi masterpiece of […]

Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to reach an agreement that […]

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart is suing Tesla for breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer’s stores caught fire, according to a filing. Walmart said the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in New York state court, arose from years of gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards […]

Tesla Begins Renting Solar Panels for as Little as $50 Per Month

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla has worked to bring down the price of its electric vehicles, but there’s only so much you can do to make large solar panels affordable. The company’s solar installation business has lagged in recent quarters, but a new […]

Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years […]

SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA and Northrop Grumman bid for US national security launch contract – gpgmail

[ad_1] The U.S. Air Force is looking to lock in its launch providers for national security satellite missions to take place between 2022 and 2026, and the bids for this so-called “Phase 2” procurement contract are now in. The field of competitors looking to become one of the two companies chosen is a who’s who […]