Tesla

  • How do you truly secure the connected car? Crunch Network

    How do you truly secure the connected car?

    We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. Connected devices — especially smartphones — are vulnerable to cyber attacks, so security is of the upmost importance. Just a little further down the road is the next major connected device… Read More

  • Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space Crunch Network

    Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space

    As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it features competitors ranging from early-stage startups to large publicly traded corporations. This article provides a primer for those interested in understanding and investing in the rapidly evolving… Read More

  • Tesla’s weird week

    Tesla’s weird week

    It’s been a weird few days for Tesla. In a span of just 72 hours, the Model S was accused of having major suspension issues, the NHTSA supposedly got involved, Tesla explained there is nothing wrong and the NHTSA isn’t actually investigating the issue and Elon Musk tweeted that the whole thing was a giant conspiracy. Woah. OK, let’s take a step back and dissect… Read More

  • 21 Elon Musk quotes that give us a glimpse inside his brain

    There is something magnetic about Elon Musk. A visionary, the CEO of two companies, and a builder of the future, Musk has a way of discussing highly complex topics; from space travel to the business of battery technology to the consequences of AI – with a clarity and optimism that make it easier to believe in a bright future.
    Here are some of the best bits from Musk’s… Read More

  • The trends driving electric vehicle development Crunch Network

    The trends driving electric vehicle development

    The recent unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 resulted in the largest product pre-order in history. The fact that about 400,000 people paid $1,000 each for a car they will receive in 2018 is simply astounding. In addition to the $400 million wired to Tesla, this represents an order book of more than $15 billion dollars. In case you were not paying attention, something amazing just happened to… Read More

  • An open letter to Tesla and Google on driverless cars Crunch Network

    An open letter to Tesla and Google on driverless cars

    On February 14, 2016, Google had its first on-road accident). The fault lies entirely with Google, and we need to understand just how much this will impact our society. We’re about to enter a hybrid world where there will be human-controlled vehicles and algorithm-controlled vehicles on the road at the same time. With the reality of these conditions, Tesla and Google must consider… Read More

  • Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself Crunch Network

    Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself

    What makes Tesla unique? How about everything. Mention patents to most people and their eyes glaze over. Worse, they think of patent “trolls” that some say are harming American businesses. But everyone appreciates one fundamental fact: Patents, and intellectual property generally, mean value. Read More

  • Tesla is selling $2 billion in stock to fuel Model 3 production

    Tesla is selling $2 billion in stock to fuel Model 3 production

    Tesla — with a significant chunk contributed by Elon Musk — is selling around $2 billion worth of stock in an equity offering in order to accelerate production of the Model 3, according to a regulatory filing filed today. The company is selling 6.8 million shares in the stock offering, which at its current price of around $205 amounts to roughly $1.4 billion. Musk is selling… Read More

  • Tesla hits the accelerator, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018

    Tesla hits the accelerator, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018

    Tesla says it is expecting to hit its goal of producing 500,000 cars annually — including the Model S, Model X and Model 3 — two years earlier than expected, meeting that expectation by 2018. All this is coming ahead of a critical next year for Tesla with the expansion of its line of vehicles with the Model 3 and updates to its Model S. Tesla also said it is re-affirming its plan… Read More

  • Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

    Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

    Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world outside the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type of customer, which may be the company’s way into markets like China and… Read More

  • Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

    Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

    The batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s a lot like the Tesla Powerwall. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG announced that the storage units are being manufactured by its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE (Daimler has a real love of all caps). The batteries… Read More