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# Tesla

This year
# Elon musk
Elon Musk gives evidence in federal court on second day of Tesla tweet trial
Tesla investors are alleging he misled them with a tweet saying funding was secured to take his electric car company private.
Last year
# its a hard knock life
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
He has been knocked from top spot by French billionaire Bernard Arnault.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do emissions from making electric cars mean they are not ‘green’?
Tesla has been criticised over the mining needed to make their batteries.
# Elon musk
Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles in the US for tail light problem
It is the latest of multiple Tesla recalls in the United States in recent months.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk defends his $50 billion Tesla pay deal at US trial
Musk’s testimony took place in the same Delaware court where he faced a lawsuit by Twitter.
# Elon musk
Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court
The court date landed as Musk is facing a deluge of scrutiny over his $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
# Twitter
Elon Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ carrying a sink
“Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” he tweeted. Musk also changed his Twitter profile to refer to himself as Chief Twit.
# twitter spat
Elon Musk in Twitter row with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over Russia 'peace plan'
Musk sparked the controversy on Twitter by proposing a peace deal involving re-running annexation referendum under UN supervision.
# Peiter Zatko
Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower in bid to win buyout battle
The Tesla boss hopes that allegations made by the former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko will bolster his case.
# Tesla
Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show
Musk and Twitter are in a legal battle over his effort to walk away from the April agreement to buy the company.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant
Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, used the platform to respond to the allegation.
# twitter takeover
Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'
The Tesla chief executive tweeted the news this morning.
# known unknowns
Question marks hang over Elon Musk's plans after $44 billion Twitter takeover deal
What has Musk said about his vision for the social media platform and what do experts think is actually going to happen?
# Morning Memo
The Twittering classes: Elon Musk's $43 billion bid and Twitter's 'poison pill'
Twitter co-founder and board member Jack Dorsey has signalled his unhappiness with the board’s handling of the situation.
All time
# Sell Sell Sell
Elon Musk sells $5 billion of Tesla shares mostly to cover taxes, shortly after Twitter poll
Close to 58% of the 3.5 million votes were cast supporting a sale in the poll over the weekend.
# Not Rocket Science
Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification
# Artificial Intelligence
Tesla is building a humanoid robot based on self-driving technology
Elon Musk revealed the news at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’ conference.
# SolarCity
Debt, solar shingles and Desperate Housewives — Why are some Tesla shareholders suing Elon Musk?
The Tesla chief could be forced to pay $2 billion if he loses the court case.
# Tesla
Tesla's Elon Musk unveils new battery technology that will see more affordable cars
However Musk warned that the new technology might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022.
# neuralink
Elon Musk unveils brain-reading chip in pigs
The Tesla founder showed off the technology during a demonstration from his startup Neuralink.
# Thai cave rescue
British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet
Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation.
# Court Case
Elon Musk to face defamation trial today over tweets about diver who helped in Thai cave rescue
Musk claims the phrase “pedo guy” was a common insult where he grew up that is “synonymous with ‘creepy old man’”.
# Tesla
Elon Musk's net worth falls by €700 million in one day after failed Cybertruck stunt
The vehicle’s “indestructible” windows were smashed at a launch during the week.
# Uh oh
Elon Musk unveils Tesla's new Cybertruck but 'impact-proof' windows smash during demo
The Tesla co-founder unveiled the all-electric battery-powered pickup truck.
Poodle owner cleared of breaking animal welfare laws over locked Tesla during heatwave
The trial heard Ross Hunt’s small toy poodle dog was seen inside the Tesla for about an hour.
# Electric Cars
Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead
“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.
# Elon musk
SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'
The company employs over 6,000 people.
# Hot Water
Elon Musk is being sued by US authorities over his controversial go-private tweet
Musk tweeted that he was considering taking car maker Tesla private.
# industry report
Teslas are having a surge in interest among Irish drivers, according to DoneDeal search data
Highlights from the DoneDeal Motor Industry Review.
# Power up
Here's how much Tesla made in its first year of sales in Ireland
Elon Musk’s electric car outfit recorded turnover of €2.8 million here in 2017.
# u-turn
Tesla to remain public after shareholders tell Elon Musk 'please don't do this'
Shares at the company fell by 20% this month.
# move over tesla
Arms maker Kalashnikov has created a retro-looking electric car to rival Tesla
The brand is best known for its AK-47 machine gun.
# On the up
Elon Musk sends Tesla stock price soaring with a tweet
The controversial CEO says he’s considering taking the company private.
# Wild boars
Elon Musk has apologised to the Thai cave rescuer he insulted
Musk had insulted Vern Unsworth on Twitter.
# Utah
Tesla car, in autopilot mode, speeds up before crashing into parked fire engine
Two people were injured, including the owner of the car who has been charged with traffic offences.
# Tesla
Here's everything we know about the new Teslas (and what the experts are saying)
Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi Truck and the new Roadster at an event last week.
# Revolutionary
'It's designed like a bullet': Tesla unveils all-electric semi truck
The company says the truck can accelerate to 100 kilometres per hour in five seconds.
# swift
A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under
Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.
# a little patience
Tesla has opened its first Irish showroom - but buyers may wait four months for cars
Elon Musk’s company has also installed its first ‘Supercharger’ in the Republic.
# Vroom
Autopilot and Ludicrous mode: These high-tech Tesla electric cars have arrived in Ireland
The American motor and energy company opened its first showroom in Ireland this week.