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Tesla cuts battery costs on road to cheaper model

The car manufacturer is betting on lowering battery costs to bring down the price of its electric vehicles

A car and a window into the near future

With the introduction of electric — or hydrogen — vehicles like the electric BMW i3, a massive chunk of pollution can be removed from the earth’s atmosphere

The BMW i3 — When electric proves it is the future 

As one of the first cars to make electric vehicles desirable, the i3 has continued refining a car that is a nice place to be. And a brilliant drive

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

What can we learn from the founder fable?

Beyond the glamour, most people who succeed in business do have degrees

Plutocrats in high orbit: Whether Musk or Bezos win the space race, we all lose

A new space race is being led by two notoriously greedy, egomaniacal billionaires. They’d do better to focus their attention and resources on Earth

Musk argues regulators overstepped in tweet contempt quest

Lawyers for Tesla chief Elon Musk on Monday argued that US regulators overstepped their bounds by calling for him to be held in contempt for a tweet.

Tesla to break ground on Shanghai plant as trade war lingers

Tesla's Shanghai venture comes as US companies face pressure from President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs at home

Tesla names board director to replace Musk

The appointment of Robyn Denholm, who is Telstra's chief financial officer, is effective immediately

Eish, robot: The road to mecha

Lately our worst AI dreams have entered a realm much closer to home

Space beanstalk set to doom Earth

A cheap elevator into orbit could be a stairway to heaven — but it’s probably a highway to hell

Musk escapes the worst, but Tesla still faces a bumpy road

Tesla has promised to revolutionise the automobile, but the electric car maker keeps hitting roadblocks created by its founder

Elon Musk to resign as chair of Tesla board but remain CEO

​Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20-million fine

Transparency in the age of oversharing

Chief executives can make or break a brand

Automaker Tesla to remain a public company, CEO Musk says

Elon Musk says the company would continue to be publicly traded, weeks after suggesting that he would take the pioneering electric carmaker private

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