Elon Musk promises 100% Supercharger coverage in Europe in 2019

Good news, Tesla owners: Supercharger coverage in Europe will be 100% sometime next year, Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday.  “From Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey,” he said, specifying (in subsequent tweets) that Greece and Romania will be included as well.  Currently, the Supercharger network in Europe is solid in some places, such as Germany, Norway and the UK, spotty in others, such as Poland and Italy, and non-existent in several European countries, including Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Tesla’s map

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Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

That’s one big effing rocket. With the imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will be flying around the moon in SpaceX’s forthcoming BFR, Elon Musk tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft. SEE ALSO: SpaceX books its first passenger to fly around the moon The 106 metre (347 feet) long ship was first announced last year, and Musk said the ship will contain up to 40 cabins which will have enough space for 100 people.  BFR’s booster will be

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The Air Force is trying to figure out a response to Elon Musk's pot smoking

The Air Force is trying to figure out a response to Elon Musk's pot smoking

It turns out the Air Force isn’t quite sure what to make of Elon Musk’s pot smoking either. No, the military hasn’t launched a formal investigation into the SpaceX CEO. But it is trying to figure out how to respond to Musk’s latest antics. SEE ALSO: OK, everybody: Stop pot-shaming Elon Musk After setting the internet ablaze following an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, which featured Musk taking a single hit off a spliff, questions have been swirling about whether

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Update: New whistleblower claims against Tesla allege drug trafficking, theft and phone hacking coverup

Update: New whistleblower claims against Tesla allege drug trafficking, theft and phone hacking coverup

This post has been updated with a comment from Tesla and to indicate that a single employee was allegedly involved in the drug trafficking ring.  Employees at Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory were allegedly involved in a massive drug ring, stole $37 million worth of precious metals and equipment and illegally spied on former employees at the behest of chief executive Elon Musk, according to a new whistleblower complaint filed against the company. First reported by Jalopnik, the complaint is only the

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Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla has reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it paid them for work already completed. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week, the electric auto maker said it is asking suppliers for refunds to help it reach profitability. This stokes concerns about the company’s cash flow, despite earlier assurances from Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk that it will be profitable in the

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