Tesla founder Elon Musk attends the launch party for the Tesla Roadster, the world's first highway-capable all electric car available in the United States, at the Tesla Flagship Store on May 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Tesla Motors Product Architect and Engineer Elon Musk look at a Tesla Roadster before a news conference June 30, 2008 at Tesla Motors in San Carlos, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Tesla Motors Chairman and CEO Elon Musk answers questions about the new Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (L), at the car's unveiling in Hawthorne, California on March 26, 2009. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) CEO Elon Musk (L) arrives at the Tesla UK launch on June 25, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/[Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Tesla]) (L-R) Maye Musk, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and director … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s jab at the SEC has Tesla staggering on Wall Street
Revenge of the electric car
Realtor.com teamed up with Money magazine to come up with its list of Best Places to Live: communities where you'd want to buy a house and raise a family. Cicely Wedgeworth, provided by Published 7:00 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com The Best Places to Live in America, 2018: Revenge of the Burbs! 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Home is where the heart is, home is where you make it—but given the option, wouldn't you want to make your home and store your heart in a place with a great sense of community, excellent schools to set your kids up for success, and affordable homes so you can set yourself up … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Live in America, 2018: Revenge of the Burbs!
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk runs the only private entity to put a capsule in space and bring it back to Earth. He has an electric car company many think is the future of the auto industry and a homerun for the environment. But this risk-taking idealist went through a trying time he calls the worst year of his life in 2008 when those companies were nearly dead and he was broke and in debt. Musk tells Scott Pelley about that time and other personal stories for a profile to be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the Space Station using his rockets. Tesla, the electric car company, is beginning to sell its cars that can go about 250 miles on one charge. But both firms were in heavy debt in 2008; Musk was broke to boot. "And I'm getting divorced, by the way, add to that. That was definitely the worst year of my life." All of his money, including the $180 million dollars he made … [Read more...] about Billionaire Elon Musk on 2008: “The worst year of my life”
Concern over gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon combined with concern over greenhouse gases have caused consumers to reconsider the electric vehicle. In fact, President Obama is hoping to get people charged up about electric cars by offering big rebates. But would you ever buy one? On "The Early Show," CBS News Correspondent Ben Tracy reported that Chris Paine, a proponent of electric cars and documentary filmmaker, has an all-electric Tesla roadster that goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in about four seconds. But, Tracy pointed out, Paine knows just how long and slow the road has been for electric vehicles. Paine's documentary, "Who Killed The Electric Car?" chronicled their rise back in the 1890s and then again in the 1990s. Both times, car makers gave up on electric because gas-powered cars were cheaper and went further. Now, Paine has a new film, called "Revenge of the Electric Car." It shows intense competition among auto companies to mass produce a new era of plug-in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Is electric car era finally dawning in U.S.?
Looking for something to do this Saturday night? How about coming to check out the Midwest premiere of “Revenge of the Electric Car”? The film, directed by Chris Paine, will be showing on September 24th at 8:15pm at The West End in St. Louis Park. The official release date isn’t scheduled until November 11th in Minneapolis, so don’t miss this opportunity for an advanced screening this weekend! "Revenge of the Electric Car" is part of the 2011 Twin Cities Film Fest. Older Post ADHD Associated With Pesticides Newer Post 2011 Minnesota Solar Tour … [Read more...] about Midwest Premiere of “Revenge of the Electric Car”