Articles tagged “tesla”

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is looking to formally launch in Canada this year, so having an experienced chief operating officer on hand is vital. It doesn't hurt that McNeill comes from Tesla, which has pioneered various automated driving technologies.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Bloomberg

How will electric cars with batteries that can be swapped out in three minutes impact vacationers on road trips, as well as the taxi, ridesharing, rail, and airline sectors? Perhaps the more pertinent question for now is whether NIO and others will out-innovate Tesla in the electric car arena.

2 months ago

Tesla Tells Taxis and Ridesharing Companies They Can’t Use Its Superchargers

Tesla Tells Taxis and Ridesharing Companies They Can’t Use Its Superchargers

Brian Eckhouse and Dana Hull, Bloomberg

Tesla has a limited supply of its Superchargers, and this isn't going to have a wide impact for now among commercial operators such as Uber and Lyft, or the taxi industry. Tesla, though, is expanding its reach: It will soon have three Supercharging stations in Manhattan, for example.

2 months ago

Self-Driving Cars May Need Total Automation to Cope With Passenger Inattention

Self-Driving Cars May Need Total Automation to Cope With Passenger Inattention

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

Humans have a way of mucking up the works sometimes, especially when you're talking about the initial adoption of new technology like self-driving cars. The test and learn approach will one day solve this problem too.

2 years ago

A Qantas Plane Races a Tesla in Cross-Promotion to Push Sustainability

A Qantas Plane Races a Tesla in Cross-Promotion to Push Sustainability

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Qantas is making some very smart and bold branding moves. The timing of this collaboration with Tesla around the launch of the Model S is only the latest.

2 years ago

Airbnb and Tesla Solving Problems of Affluent Travelers in California

Airbnb and Tesla Solving Problems of Affluent Travelers in California

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Airbnb has been adept at partnering with brands that coincide with its vibe and Tesla certainly fits right in.

2 years ago

How Tesla Is Helping to Remake the Iconic U.S. Road Trip

How Tesla Is Helping to Remake the Iconic U.S. Road Trip

Dana Hull, Bloomberg

Sounds like fun, if you can afford it.

3 years ago

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Psyched About Its New Tesla Taxis

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Psyched About Its New Tesla Taxis

Marisa Garcia, Skift

As the appropriately green-tied and iconically white-moustached Dutch gentleman says on the video: “It’s absolute progress.” For Tesla, at least.

3 years ago

Elon Musk to Share Hyperloop Design with Zero Plans of Executing

Elon Musk to Share Hyperloop Design with Zero Plans of Executing

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press

The Hyperloop debut is more for design snobs and Musk fanboys than practical transportation planners. The release might get the conversation going, but actual execution remains decades away.

5 years ago

Tesla’s new electric car charging expansion to allow coast to coast travel

Tesla’s new electric car charging expansion to allow coast to coast travel

Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News

5 years ago

Israel’s own version of Tesla calls it quits, will liquidate electric-car company

Israel’s own version of Tesla calls it quits, will liquidate electric-car company

Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times

Despite the headline, this electric car company was more about building the infrastructure that would support the vehicles rather than creating ambitious new technology that would lead the way. In this case, the ambitious beat out the prudent.

5 years ago

Electric car maker Tesla pays off U.S. government loan a decade early

Electric car maker Tesla pays off U.S. government loan a decade early

Alan Ohnsman, Bloomberg

If you're trying to argue that you are transforming transportation in one of the more radical ways since the invention of the car, it doesn't hurt to be able to make a splash now and then. Especially one that gets your critics wet.

5 years ago