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Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla has surprised stock-watchers with unexpectedly impressive vehicle deliveries in Q2 2020, despite COVID-19 putting production on hold for at least part of the quarter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been an outspoken skeptic regarding the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, had pushed aggressively to reopen the facilities in California, at times finding himself at loggerheads with officials there.

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Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Elon Musk has proven time and again that he is not one to be trifled with. He is definitely not one to take things sitting down when it involves the reputation of one of his most prized products. So when he said earlier this year that the EPA made an error when it tested its Model S Long Range Plus, the company set out to prove him right. The result is the new but not so new Model S Long Range Plus, not actually boasting of an EPA-rated 402-mile range.

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SpaceX to now make Starship its top priority

SpaceX to now make Starship its top priority

SpaceX has made history twice last week in launching two NASA astronauts and docking the Crew Dragon capsule with the International Space Station, a first for a commercial spacecraft. Although it was just the first of many planned crewed missions, CEO Elon Musk seems intent on making sure the company remembers what it's really all about, launching 100 or more people into space aboard the Starship and its future kin.

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SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites with sun-blocking visors

SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites with sun-blocking visors

It hasn't even been a week yet and SpaceX already made its second rocket launch. Of course, such frequent launches will be the norm if the company ever achieves its goal of economic commercial rocket launches. While last week's historic launch brought two astronauts to the International Space Station, this latest catapults non-living satellites into orbit. While comparatively less exciting, it still makes a few first for Elon Musk's highest-profile company after Tesla.

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Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla is working on a "million mile" battery for its future electric cars, cheaper and capable of holding more energy insiders claim, and which could help turn the automaker into a power company in its own right. The batteries are expected to launch first in China, as another way for Tesla to drive down the price of the Model 3, its most affordable car.

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Elon Musk spills details on when Starlink Internet service will go live

Elon Musk spills details on when Starlink Internet service will go live

Yesterday's launch of another 60 Starlink satellites raised questions over when initial service through the constellation will go live. Last we'd heard, SpaceX planned for a basic service to kick off sometime this year followed by expansions as more satellites were launched. In a tweet today, Elon Musk clarified the plans, revealing that a private beta will take place initially, among other things.

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Tesla Model 3 in-cabin camera is for robotaxis but there could be more

Tesla Model 3 in-cabin camera is for robotaxis but there could be more

Cars equipped with cameras facing outward is nothing new and is used for all kinds of safety and object-detection purposes. Cars with built-in cameras facing inside to record people are, however, almost unheard of. As one that often calls dibs of certain features, Tesla's Model 3 is indeed one such rare breed. But before you panic about your privacy, CEO Elon Musk officially confirmed it is not for that. It doesn't limit the company, however, from going beyond that initial purpose.

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SpaceX’s Starship SN3 prototype imploded on the test bed

SpaceX’s Starship SN3 prototype imploded on the test bed

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype trial didn't quite go according to plan, with a fairly dramatic implosion during cryogenic proof testing early on Friday morning. Started on Thursday, it was meant to show that the full-scale Starship prototype, known as SN3, was capable of surviving the sort of pressures it'll eventually face in flight.

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SpaceX launch today adds 60 satellites to controversial Starlink constellation

SpaceX launch today adds 60 satellites to controversial Starlink constellation

SpaceX successfully deployed 60 new Starlink satellites today, adding to its controversial internet constellation, though what happened down on the ground was arguably just as important. Falcon 9 launched from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:16am ET, the sixth Starlink mission and another opportunity for SpaceX to demonstrate the reusability of its rockets.

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster landing didn’t go according to plan

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster landing didn’t go according to plan

SpaceX started the week by launching another of group of satellites into orbit around the Earth. The actual satellite launch appears to have gone according to plan, with another 60 SpaceX satellites put into orbit this morning. However, the same can not be said for the launch as a whole, as the first-stage Falcon 9 booster that those satellites rode on failed to land successfully back on Earth.

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Elon Musk releases EDM track on SoundCloud and Spotify

Elon Musk releases EDM track on SoundCloud and Spotify

When he's not busy dominating the electric vehicle market and launching rockets into space, Elon Musk apparently spends some of his free time developing music. The entrepreneur recently released an EMD track on SoundCloud and Spotify called 'Don't Doubt ur Vibe' for which he says he wrote and performed the vocals. The track is listed under 'Emo G Records.'

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Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation may be starting to take shape in orbit, but we're only just starting to find out what the user-experience of the internet service will be like down on the ground. Elon Musk's ambitious plan to build a network of satellites tens of thousands in number will eventually, if the plan pans out, deliver internet connections to areas previously underserved by ISPs or offline altogether.

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