SpaceX test fires Starship as FAA reviews key license for first orbital launch

A view from the launch tower as SpaceX stacks Starship prototype 20 on top of Super Heavy rocket Booster 4 on August 6, 2021. @elonmusk on Twitter Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed two test firings of the engines on its Starship 20 prototype on Thursday, as the company prepares for the rocket’s first orbital launch while …

NTSB finds driver seat was occupied in fatal Tesla crash in Spring, Texas

The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed in The Woodlands, Texas, April 17, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Scott J. Engle | via Reuters The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published an update Thursday on its investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla on …

Don’t bet against Tesla, says former president. But here’s why he’s not a shareholder

The former president of electric vehicle giant Tesla said Thursday he would not bet against the company, noting that it’s emerging as a “formidable competitor” to automakers around the world after the company beat third-quarter earnings expectations. Currently not a Tesla investor, Jon McNeill told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” the stock is “priced to perfection” right …

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set to drop after hitting an intraday record Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters 2. Southwest, American report …

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel says he ‘underinvested’ in bitcoin

Peter Thiel Adam Jeffery | CNBC Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, has said he feels like he’s underinvested in bitcoin as the world’s most popular cryptocurrency climbed to an all time high of just over $66,000 per coin. Speaking at an evening event in Miami on Wednesday, just hours after bitcoin hit …

Tesla will change the type of battery cells it uses in all its standard-range cars

Close up of Tesla logo on a charger at a Supercharger rapid battery charging station for the electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. Smith Collection/Gado | Archive Photos | Getty Images Tesla is changing the battery chemistry it uses in all its standard-range electric …

Tesla earnings are out – here are the numbers

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S car in Hawthorne, California October 9, 2014. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Tesla reported earnings after the bell. Here are the results. Earnings per share (adjusted): $1.86 vs $1.59 expected per Refinitiv Revenue: $13.76 billion vs $13.63 billion expected per Refinitiv The company previously …

Bill Gates says climate tech will produce 8 to 10 Teslas, a Google, an Amazon and a Microsoft

Bill Gates, the fourth-wealthiest person in the world, doesn’t need to make money by investing in climate change. But for those who are looking to strike it rich, Gates sees plenty of opportunities. In an interview that aired Wednesday as part of the virtual SOSV Climate Tech Summit, Gates said future returns in climate investing …

UAW tells members to urge Congress to back union-made EVs in the U.S.

UAW Local 5960 member Kinethia Black fills the brakes of a 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV during vehicle production on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet DETROIT – The United Auto Workers is telling its more than 400,000 members to urge …