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Jay Leno and Elon Musk caught driving a Cybertruck around L.A.

An episode of 'Jay Leno's Garage' can't be far behind

Elon Musk unleashes dance moves at Tesla Model Y launch in China

The first 10 customers from the public have received their China-made Model 3 sedans

Elon Musk showed off his dance moves at the launch of Tesla's Model Y electric sports utility vehicle programme at its new Shanghai factory on Tuesday, where the company delivered its first cars built outside the United States to the public. The $2 billion Tesla Inc factory started delivering cars in just 357 days, a record for global automakers in China. Billionaire CEO Musk danced enthusiastically on stage at the event, then stripped off his jacket and flung it aside to reveal a T-s

Elon Musk says underground ‘Loop’ tunnel could open in Las Vegas this year

It's part of Musk's controversial crusade against traffic congestion

Elon Musk says Boring Co's Vegas tunnel will 'hopefully' be operational in 2020

The company has completed a 'Test Tunnel' located in Hawthorne, California

"Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, then will work on other projects," Musk tweeted https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1210777395738734593 late on Friday, in reply to a user's question about the company's tunnels. In April the U.S. Transportation Department issued a draft environmental assessment for a Washington, D.C.- Baltimore tunnel, the first step in a governmental review of the project from Boring Co. In July, Boring Co r

Elon Musk says Tesla will add Disney to its vehicles 'soon'

Catch up with Baby Yoda at the Supercharger

Elon Musk spent some time over this past holiday week answering questions posed by fans on Twitter, and one addressed the growing catalog of entertainment options available in-car via the Tesla Theater software feature: Musk said that Disney+ will be "coming soon" to the list of available streaming services drivers can access in their cars. Tesla Theater was introduced in the V10 software update that went out in September via over-the-air-update, and added streaming media from Netflix and YouT

Elon Musk's defamation win may redraw the legal landscape for social media

'It is now said by this jury that insults are completely open season'

The victory by Tesla Inc's outspoken chief executive over a Twitter message describing a British cave explorer as "pedo guy" has raised the bar for what amounts to libel online, according to some legal experts. Musk defended his comments as trivial taunts made on a social media platform that he argued everyone views as a world of unfiltered opinion, which is protected as free speech, rather than statements of fact. "I think this verdict reflects that there is a feeling that internet tweets and

Jury says Elon Musk didn't defame British cave diver as 'pedo guy'

Verdict took less than an hour — here's what the jury foreman had to say

Elon Musk should pay $190 million for defamatory 'nuclear bomb,' plaintiff's lawyer says

It "would be a hard slap on the wrist" for Musk

Tesla founder Elon Musk should pay at least $190 million in damages for defaming a British cave explorer in tweets that suggested he was a pedophile and were like a "nuclear bomb," the plaintiff's lawyer said on Friday. In his closing argument at Musk's defamation trial, the lawyer for Vernon Unsworth said his client would feel the sting from Musk's calling him a "pedo guy" for many years to come, affecting his relationships and job prospects, and jurors should teach the "billionaire b

Elon Musk defamation trial in homestretch, jury may get case Friday

The latest in the 'pedo guy' tweet saga

Elon Musk arrived on Friday at a federal court in Los Angeles looking relaxed in a dark-colored suit, as a trial over whether the Tesla founder defamed a British cave explorer with tweets suggesting he was a pedophile approached its end. Lawyers for Musk and the cave explorer Vernon Unsworth are expected to deliver closing arguments later in the day, and the three-man, five-woman jury is expected to begin deliberating shortly afterward. Jurors must decide unanimously whether Musk, 48,

Cave diver testifies he felt 'branded a pedophile' by Elon Musk

He felt 'humiliated, ashamed, dirtied'

Elon Musk's defamation trial could be in the hands of jury by the end of Thursday after the billionaire and the diver who is suing him sparred over the meaning and impact of a "pedo guy" tweet at the heart of the case. British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth testified on Wednesday he felt "branded a pedophile" despite Musk's assertion that his "pedo guy" tweet was not meant to be taken literally. Unsworth's appearance in a packed federal courtroom in Los Angeles came hours after Musk, the chief

Elon Musk, in day 2 of testimony, says he wrote 'pedo guy' tweet 'off the cuff'

And now we know his net worth

Elon Musk, wrapping up two days of testimony at his defamation trial on Wednesday, insisted his "pedo guy" Twitter message at the heart of the case was an "off-the-cuff" insult hurriedly written in anger and not meant to be taken literally. The chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc and founder of rocket company SpaceX also acknowledged in a packed Los Angeles federal courtroom his net worth, mostly from stock holdings in those two companies, was about $20 billion (£15.59 billion). Mus

Elon Musk testifies at defamation trial he responded to 'unprovoked attack'

He says he was insulted for a 'good-natured attempt' to help trapped kids

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took the witness stand at his defamation trial on Tuesday, testifying that his inflammatory Twitter message at the center of the case was sent in response to an "unprovoked" insult he received from the man now suing him. Musk, the billionaire chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc , was the first witness to testify in the lawsuit brought by a British cave diver who gained fame for his leading role in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach f

Elon Musk 'pedo guy' jurors to be queried about billionaires, Thailand

Defamation trial begins today, with Musk first up to testify

Elon Musk is going on trial Tuesday for his troublesome tweets in a defamation case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly branded a pedophile. The Tesla CEO will be called to testify early in the case in Los Angeles federal court to explain what he meant when he called Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped underwater in a Thailand cave, “pedo guy” in a Twitter spat more than year ago. Musk later apologized for lashing out at Unsworth on Twitter

Tesla Cybertruck hits 250,000 preorders, according to Musk tweet

Potential buyers can book a truck with a fully refundable $100 deposit

Musk has been promoting the Cybertruck on Twitter and cryptically tweeting out updates to the number of orders the company has received since the launch late Thursday. After more than 50 interaction on Twitter since the launch, he tweeted "250k" on Tuesday night in an apparent reference to the number of orders. Tesla opened preorders immediately after the unveiling and allowed potential buyers to book the truck by depositing a fully refundable $100, compared with the $1,000 it charged for book

Elon Musk won't settle 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit, lawyer says

An attorney for Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of electric car maker Tesla, said on Tuesday that his client had no intention of settling a defamation suit brought by a British cave explorer before the case goes to trial on Dec. 3. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" in one of a series of tweets. Musk posted the tweets after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of grandstanding by offering to help Unsworth's diving team rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cav

Tesla shares rise as Musk says Cybertruck reservations hit 200,000

Could be on pace with the early interest the Model 3 received

Tesla opened preorders immediately, however, and allowed potential buyers to book the truck by depositing just $100, compared to the $1,000 Tesla charged for booking Model 3 sedans in 2016, drawing the flood of reservations and sending the company's shares back up on Monday. From touting the features of the new vehicle to taking a dig at Ford rival F-150 pickup truck, Musk has been tweeting furiously to boost sales since Thursday's launch. The billionaire has long been using his 30 milli

Elon Musk says Tesla has 200,000 Cybertruck orders so far

And Tesla is collecting $100 per deposit

"146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor", Musk said in a tweet, adding separately that the orders were achieved without any advertising or paid endorsements. At the launch, Musk had taken aim at the design, power and durability of mainstream trucks, only to be shaken when the windows of Tesla's new vehicle shattered while being tested. With a starting price of $39,900, the Cybertruck's angular body in gun-metal grey resembles an armoured vehicle.

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