12th June 2013
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Elon Musk: At Tesla, “you’re choosing to be the equivalent of Special Forces”

Lots of people are looking for jobs these days, and if you're interested in seeing just how many work hours you can pack into a week, then perhaps you should apply at Tesla Motors. The electric vehicle automaker is hiring like mad – CEO Elon Musk told us recently that 'we're at almost 3,000 people' – but they're only looking for people who dislike having time off. Musk told us that he works seven days a ...
10th June 2013
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Wheelies: The Damage Control Edition

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York TimesTesla Model S alpha build, on view at the 2012 Detroit auto show. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk held a conference call on Tuesday morning to allay concerns that the departures of two executives indicated broader problems within the California-based company. Tesla announced last Friday that Peter Rawlinson, the company’s vice president and chief engineer, left for undisclosed ...
10th June 2013
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Tesla Motors CEO on production rate, positive cash flow and DOE loan

A new blog post by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows a bit of attitude, reacting to the way the company's stock and reputation took a bit of a hit last week (despite its supercharger announcement) after downsizing its 2012 production and resulting revenue estimates. Tesla also announced a follow on stock offering, which had some pessimists pouring themselves some long tall glasses of haterade. Elon's response? Well, he makes it clear that things are going ...
9th June 2013
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Elon Musk might start Tesla, SpaceX holding company; talks electric supercar

Elon Musk is talking about maybe forming a holding that would own stock in both of the companies he's incredibly busy with these days – Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) – basically to simplify his life. 'No actual plans under way,' he said. ' gets unwieldy to have lots of companies with me as the only connection.' The holding company may own public shares of both California-based companies. Tesla Motors went ...