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Farting Teslas on the horizon, says CEO

Elon Musk tweets announcement of customisable sounds for vehicles.

US judge rules Tesla broke labour law

Elon Musk sent out tweet ‘threatening employees’ with loss of stock option if they voted in favour of a union.

Musk’s China charm offensive nets Tesla tax break amid trade war

China announced Tesla cars will be exempted from a 10% purchase tax, something typically reserved for domestic makers of electric vehicles.

Tesla raises prices in China as trade tensions weigh on yuan

Tesla is among automakers most affected by the US-China trade tensions, because it has no local production yet and gets directly hit by any tariff increases.

Audience left disappointed by Musk and Ma’s ‘safe’ discussion

Speculation was rife that Elon Musk and Jack Ma could use the podium to talk about issues such as the US-China trade frictions.

12-hour work week could be the norm, says Jack Ma

The Alibaba Group Holding co-founder says people could work as little as three days a week, four hours a day with the benefits of artificial intelligence.

Volkswagen not interested in buying Tesla stake

The speculation about buying a stake in Tesla is without merit, a Volkswagen spokesman says.

Singapore says Musk’s electric cars are about ‘lifestyle’ not climate

Singapore is much more interested in a proper solution that will address climate problems.

Elon Musk’s ‘Starman’ makes its first complete orbit around the Sun

At the time of orbit completion, Starman and his Roadster had reportedly travelled over 1.22 billion kilometres.

Elon Musk to launch Boring Co during China visit

The Boring Co, which develops tunnel-based transportation systems, recently won its first commercial contract for a project in Las Vegas.

Tesla cars may stream Netflix, YouTube, says CEO

Tesla's Elon Musk says cars users would be able to stream Netflix and YouTube in just about a few months.

Tesla slumps on profit doubts, co-founder’s surprise retreat

Despite delivering a record number of vehicles in the second quarter, Tesla lost US$1.12 a share, a bigger deficit than any analyst projected.

Tesla’s target to post profit pushed back to Q4

Elon Musk is trying to contain costs while still spending on major initiatives from a Shanghai factory and assembly-line to upcoming models.

Machine-meshed super-humans remains stuff of fantasy

Elon Musk says his Neuralink startup is making progress on its brain-computer interface effort, and the company hopes to begin testing on people next year.

Tesla drops cheapest variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

The discontinuation of the standard-range variants, however, means a rise in starting prices for the Model x and Model S.

SpaceX astronaut mission may not take place this year

A SpaceX employee says the plan to carry out the mission of taking humans to space this year is looking 'increasingly difficult'.

Musk seeking record Tesla deliveries could be double-edged sword

Analysts’ fear is that even if Tesla does show marked improvement in deliveries this quarter, Elon Musk will achieve this at the expense of profitability.

Musk: There’s enough orders to set delivery record

The company has forecast it will deliver 90,000 to 100,000 cars in the second quarter after handing over just 63,000 in the first three months of the year.

Musk becomes ‘Daddy DotCom’ on Twitter

Musk’s Twitter account is one of the most watched in corporate America.

Musk: Tesla has a ‘decent shot’ at a record quarter on...

Musk soothes investor concerns by saying the electric vehicle maker has a shot at a record quarter.

NASA’s first SpaceX astronauts ready for ‘messy camping trip’ to space

The first SpaceX astronauts shrug off a spate of design and test mishaps, saying such setbacks were "part of the process".

Musk says Tesla likely to produce Model Y in California

Model Y production is expected to begin in late 2020 for North America, and in early 2021 for Europe and China.

SpaceX discloses US$1 billion raised after first satellite launch

Elon Musk's SpaceX discloses having raised more than US$1 billion in equity offerings during the last few months.

Musk’s SpaceX sues US Air Force over rocket-building contracts

A SpaceX spokesperson said the company sued to 'ensure a level playing field for competition.'

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