Elon Musk banks on his self-driving taxi service as Tesla burns through cash

Tesla’s robo-taxis are needed more than ever.
The company lost $702 million in the first three months of the year and the EV maker doesn’t expect to be profitable again until the second half of the year, according to first quarter earnings results reported Wednesday. Revenue was lower than expected at $4.5 billion.
CEO Elon Musk had braced for a losing quarter back in February when he announced the $35,000 base price for the Model 3, but he still sounded disappointed on Wednesday’s investor call to discuss the sluggish numbers. 
“The brand is losing steam,” Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis at Edmunds,…

Elon Musk banks on his self-driving taxi service as Tesla burns through cash

Stadium for Super Bowl LIII has parking lots full of EV charging plugs

The winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl is already determined: electric vehicles.
The big football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots is at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) in Atlanta  — and the newest NFL stadium was built with sustainability in mind. Part of its modern design is sections of its parking lots devoted to electric car charging.
Electric vehicle (EV) charging is available for up to 48 cars at a time, for those with a purchased parking pass. Compare that to the three charging stations at Soldier Field in ChicagoFedEx Field in Washington, D.C., does have 10 chargers, but that’s nothing…

Stadium for Super Bowl LIII has parking lots full of EV charging plugs

Elon Musk says ominous music, ‘Rick and Morty’ will soon keep Teslas safe

Nothing keeps out thieves and ne’er-do-wells more effectively than a D Minor musical composition.
That’s the latest idea Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed for his 360-camera theft prevention “Sentry Mode” that he plans to bring to electric Tesla cars with Enhanced Autopilot. He says a “rough” beta will be released sometime in February.
The latest details of the car monitoring system — that sound like a joke, but knowing Musk are possibly real(??) — were introduced on his Twitter page Saturday night. Musk claims the watchful cameras will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue composition. He also said thieves might hear the metal versions…

Elon Musk says ominous music, ‘Rick and Morty’ will soon keep Teslas safe