Tesla Roadster takes one-way rocket ride to Mars

  Tesla and SpaceX plan to send one of Elon Musk’s electric sports cars to Mars on the back of their new rocket in a launch scheduled for later today. The CEO’s old Tesla Roadster will be strapped to the Falcon Heavy, which is able to lift nearly 64 metric tonnes into space, making it the […]

Tesla’s battery down under successfully prevents outage

Tesla’s recently installed backup battery unit in South Australia has already prevented an outage by providing 100MW of power to the grid in just 140 milliseconds. It restored power following an outage caused by a failure at the coal-fired Loy Yang power plant in Victoria. The lithium-ion battery, said to be the world’s largest, draws […]

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s first electric truck

Elon Musk has unveiled the prototype of Tesla’s first electric truck. The Tesla Semi, which the car manufacturer will start producing in 2019, will be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system. It will have a range of 500 miles on a single charge and is expected to challenge trucks that run on diesel. It is […]

Tesla could ‘fix Puerto Rico’s grid damage’

Tesla is considering rebuilding Puerto Rico’s storm-damaged power grid with its battery storage and solar energy equipment. The technology firm’s CEO Elon Musk has started to provide the nation with Powerwall battery storage units after two hurricanes in just a few weeks left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The devices provide a short term […]

Tesla takes orders for glass solar roof tiles

Tesla is now accepting orders for its glass solar roof tiles. CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on Twitter yesterday. The energy generated by the tiles would be stored in its home battery ‘Powerwall’. Mr Musk said the solar tiles would cost less than a normal one with PV panels and they could be manufactured […]

New Tesla solar roof ‘cheaper’ than concrete ones

Tesla’s new solar roof could cost less than a traditional concrete roof – without factoring in the cost savings of generated electricity. This Tesla says, means it makes ‘complete financial sense’ for all new house-builders to use one. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the bold claim during a special shareholders meeting to approve the $2 billion (£1.62bn) merger between Tesla and SolarCity. […]

Tesla offers $2.8bn to buy energy firm SolarCity

Elon Musk’s Tesla has made a stock deal offer of $2.8 billion (£1.9bn) to buy his clean energy company SolarCity. Mr Musk, who is the Chairman of SolarCity, CEO of Tesla and the largest shareholder of both companies, told reporters the deal is a “no-brainer”. He said: “Instead of making three trips to a house […]

Tesla opens its first electric car showroom in Britain

American electric car company Tesla Motors has opened its first showroom in Britain at the Westfield Shopping Centre in London’s White City, it’s reported. The Model S (pictured) being sold at the store has a £49,000 price tag, once a £5,000 government grant is taken into account. For the moment they will all be left […]

Solar-powered futuristic ‘Hyperloop’ megatrain idea unveiled

A US billionaire entrepreneur has unveiled a new public transport system which he claims could take people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just half an hour. The founder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, Elon Musk claims his supersonic ‘Hyperloop’ will be both cheaper and faster for travellers compared to a conventional rail link. […]