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elon muskElon Musk Does Not Give a Damn

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I think if you want to understand the psychology of Elon Musk, then you should listen to lyrics of the Killerz song “The Man”. CBS 60 Minutes had a recent interview where Leslie Stahl tried to probe and determine what …

businessSpaceX Will Go All-In For SuperHeavy Starship and Starlink

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A Forbes article by a knowledgeable writer on the Space Industry has some more insights on SpaceX’s financial situation. SpaceX generated about $2.5 billion in revenues annually. In the 12 months ending in September, it produced $270 million in earnings …

businessElon Said He Can Be Stupid But Parking Lot Assembly Line Was Built in 3 Weeks

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Elon Musk was interviewed a couple of days ago on 60 Minutes by Leslie Stahl. They focused upon the craziness with Tesla, the Elon tweets that got punished by the SEC, the pot smoking by Elon on Joe Rogan, the …

elon muskNew SpaceX Superheavy Starship Design is Metal Tanks and Structures

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The new design for the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will have mostly fairly heavy metal parts. This could relate to the previously mentioned tank and airframe structure changes. This is a change from the prior designs which had mainly composite …

carTesla Will Soon Be Able to Self-Drive from Home to Work and Obey Traffic Lights

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Tesla’s self-driving autopilot is already testing driving with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts. Your Tesla will soon be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all. Already testing traffic …

air pollutionChina and Tesla Can Fix Each Others Most Important Problems

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China and Tesla both have a lot to gain by working together and they can each fix the others problems and weaknesses. I have written about this in a recent article, but I wanted to simplify my case. It happens …

air pollutionChina Will Help Tesla Go to Foxconn Scale to Stop Air Pollution and Save the Planet

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No one questions the ability for giant factories, cities, infrastructure and supply chains to be built in China. No one questions that Elon Musk is perhaps the greatest living industrial and technological innovator and he is in the running for …

batteriesChina Will Ensure Tesla Survives by Getting Gigafactory Built and Operating in 6 to 12 Months Instead of Years

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Chinese site Caijing.com reports that Tesla Gigafactory 3 construction has started in China and that production will start and ramp up in the second half of 2019. Tesla initially claimed vehicle production in Gigafactory 3 would start roughly two years …

australiaTwenty Month Payback for Tesla 100-MW Utility Scale Battery Storage System

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Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as …

batteries2019 is the Year it Becomes Easier for Tesla

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Tesla and Elon Musk had very high targets for production volume, performance and many other factors. They came up short of those targets but still achieved something amazing. This is Elon’s approach, make hugely ambitious targets and come up short …