9s home-made electric car quicker than Tesla

9s home-made electric car quicker than Tesla

Is it possible to make a car in your own garage which is quicker than Tesla? An 85 kw Tesla Model S Performance Package takes on Mazda Miata with an Electric Motor Conversion in a 1/4 mile drag race. The Miata is powered by a 333-volt lithium-ion battery pack controllers that drive a pair forklift motors at the wheels. The Miata runs an incredible 9.27 […]

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The quickest car ever made? Elon Musk eyes record-breaking 0-60mph time for new Tesla Roadster

The quickest car ever made? Elon Musk eyes record-breaking 0-60mph time for new Tesla Roadster

This render demonstrates what a new Tesla Roadster could look like (Peisert Design via Facebook) Tesla boss Elon Musk has suggested that a sub-two second 0-60mph acceleration time could be possible for the company’s upcoming Roadster sports car. The second-generation Roadster, to replace Tesla’s first car, produced between 2008 and 2012, is not expected for several years. But Musk has already mentioned the car a […]

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Elon Musk is now living entirely in the future

Elon Musk is now living entirely in the future

• A huge gap has opened between where Tesla is and where it wants to go. • CEO Elon Musk wants to reinvent the auto-manufacturing process to speed up production. • Tesla can probably get away with this for a while, as long as the stock price is elevated. It’s possible that Tesla’s struggles to manufacture the early versions of the Model X SUV traumatized […]

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7 things we learned from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder meeting

7 things we learned from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder meeting

Tesla’s shareholders voted this afternoon at their annual meeting against declassifying the electric car company’s board of directors. Critics have said that Tesla’s board is not independent enough, and that it’s filled with people who are incentivized to stay in CEO Elon Musk’s good graces. Declassifying would have made the directors subject to annual elections, but the outcome of the vote means the board will […]

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Tesla’s new battery could take your home off the grid

Tesla’s new battery could take your home off the grid

Tesla Motors invented this highly useful battery, that is the dream of everyone who would like to switch to an off-the-grid living. The battery is called Powerwall and was designed in order to entirely power one’s home, without ever having to use the power grid again. The system of the battery is based on the same one used in the Tesla electric cars and it […]

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How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?

How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?

Two mystery space tourists put down a “significant deposit” with SpaceX to take a round-trip around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday. Musk didn’t say much about the two unidentified passengers, let alone how much money they’re shelling out for their Moon voyage. Turns out, it’s remarkably difficult to guess the costs of human spaceflight. “THERE’S NOT JUST A LINE ITEM THAT SAYS, ‘SEND […]

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Elon Musk promises Australia a huge new battery farm in less than 100 days or it’s free

Elon Musk promises Australia a huge new battery farm in less than 100 days or it’s free

Elon Musk has promised to solve ongoing power problems in the state of South Australia by committing to build a 100MW battery storage farm, and promising that if he couldn’t provide the system within 100 days, he would give it to the state for free. The Tesla CEO made the promise on Twitter, replying to Atlassian CEO and Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The conversation came […]

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Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops

Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops

There are challenges to living on a remote island – from food scarcity to destructive weather – and the lack of affordable, reliable power is among the greatest. The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, is no stranger to power rationing and outages. “I recall a time they weren’t able to get […]

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