Tesla will unveil new Model Y SUV this month, Elon Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the company’s next vehicle will be unveiled March 14. The Model Y is an SUV and is expected to share many of the same underpinnings as its lower-cost sedan, the Model 3. That shared technology should help expedite production. It also will be about 10 per cent bigger than a Model 3, […]

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SpaceX rocket with unmanned U.S. capsule blasts off towards space station

America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year. This latest, flashiest Dragon […]

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Tesla customer referral plan to end due to cost, Musk tweets

The Tesla customer referral incentive plan will end on Feb. 1, the electric carmaker’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk, tweeted on Thursday, citing costs. Musk tweeted that the referral program is ending because “it’s adding too much cost to the cars, especially Model 3.” The billionaire in the past few months has been pushing for cost-cutting initiatives to boost the […]

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Elon Musk rips CBS over editing of ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was back on Twitter Tuesday, charging that CBS did him wrong in its edits of the “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday night. The 14-minute segment, culled from hours of interview tape, had the billionaire bad boy taking on everything from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the United Auto Workers. Since the broadcast, […]

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Elon Musk drops plans for tunnel under West Side of LA

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West Side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium. Musk’s aptly named underground transit venture the Boring Co. gave up on its development of a 2.7-mile tunnel in West L.A. […]

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Elon Musk’s pot-smoking video prompts NASA investigation

NASA has launched a safety probe into SpaceX and Boeing, which are under $6.8 billion contracts to fly its astronauts to space, because Elon Musk sipped whiskey on the rocks and smoked pot — legally — on a podcast, according to a new report. Officials at the space agency will hold hundreds of “pretty invasive” interviews to examine workplace culture […]

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