Musk admits he ignored investors while tweeting on Tesla 'going private'
Musk, who briefly took the stand on Friday during his ongoing trial in a class-action lawsuit by Tesla investors in a court here, said that "I suppose I continued to tweet, yes", when asked if he ignored the pleas from his well-wishers. The billionaire was also asked to describe the relationship between his tweets and Tesla's retail investors, reports The Verge.
Tesla owner's video goes viral after his car couldn't charge in cold
The temperature was reportedly 19AoF (-7AoC) at the time. Nati claims to have attempted to charge at home without success, and then at a nearby Supercharger station, where he posted this viral TikTok video, according to the report."Tesla S will not charge in the cold. Stranded on Christmas Eve!," the TikTok video caption reads.
Tesla launches its own AirPower-like wireless charger
The concept of Tesla's charging mat is similar to Apple's AirPower in that the three devices can be placed anywhere on it and receive up to 15 watts of power each, reports MacRumors. According to Tesla, the angular design of the charging mat was inspired by the Cybertruck, and it features an aluminium housing, Alcantara surface, and a detachable magnetic stand that can be used for flat or angle charging.
Tesla set for another round of layoffs in early 2023, pauses hiring
In June, Musk had asked Tesla executives to "pause all hiring" and cut 10 per cent of staff, along with freezing hiring. The electric car-maker company had resumed hiring during the second half of the year. The new round of layoffs, according to Electrek, will come in the next quarter (January-March 2023).
Musk blames bots for his poll, now wants only Blue subscribers to participate
His Twitter poll on Monday revealed that a whopping 57.5 per cent people wanted him to quit as the CEO of the micro-blogging platform. "Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll," the Tesla CEO had said.
Musk sells Tesla stock worth $3.5 bn amid Twitter overhaul
Since November 2021, Musk has sold more than $39 billion of Tesla shares. After the fresh share sale, according to a form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk now owns about $66 billion worth of Tesla stock. In April this year, the new Twitter CEO sold off $8.5 billion worth of Tesla stock while in August, he offloaded another $7 billion shares.
Tesla Cybertruck body spotted before start of production
About 1.5 million people are interested in the Tesla Cybertruck and they have been starving themselves of information for a while, reports Electrek. Over the last year, a production version update with final specifications and pricing has been expected, however, the company decided to keep quiet about the electric truck, which already had several delays.
Tesla plans to return to radar tech in its electric cars next month
According to Electrek, Tesla has told the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it plans to market a new radar starting next month, amid scrutiny over rising accidents involving its standard advanced driver assistance system known as Autopilot. The FCC had granted a "confidential treatment to Tesla in order not to release the details of the new radar".
Tesla Model 3 prototype spotted ahead of expected redesign
There have been rumours throughout the past week that Tesla was developing a new Model 3 that will be launched in the second half of 2023, reports Electrek. 'Highland' is reportedly the project's codename.