Elon Musk Is Delighted Tesla Lover Jay Leno Says EVs Are the Future

Billionaire Elon Musk is thrilled that car aficionado Jay Leno is a Tesla lover who’s confident that electric cars are the future of the auto industry.
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Billionaire Elon Musk is thrilled that car aficionado Jay Leno is a Tesla lover who believes that electric cars are the future. | Source: (i) Frederic J. BROWN / AFP (ii) Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP, File; Edited by CCN

Billionaire Elon Musk is thrilled that car aficionado Jay Leno is a Tesla lover who’s confident that electric cars are the future of the auto industry.

Musk tweeted his approval of Leno’s prior remarks, when he said that the days of gasoline-fueled cars are coming to an end. “Jay Leno really knows his cars!” Musk gushed.

And @JayLeno really knows cars! https://t.co/QN3x0UzP4v

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2019

Leno: Tesla is very low-maintenance

Hours earlier, Leno told CNBC (video below) that gasoline-powered cars will eventually be replaced by electric cars.

Leno, the former host of the “Tonight Show,” currently stars on the CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Season five of the weekly show premieres on Aug. 28.

Leno is an avid car collector who owns 286 vehicles. Among his favorite is the Tesla, which he bought in 2016.

Leno says what he loves about his Tesla is how low-maintenance is it.

“I have a Tesla. I’ve had it for three years. I’ve never done anything. There’s no fluids to change.”

Leno: ‘There’s almost no reason to have a gas car’

Leno predicts that a child born today “probably has as much chance of driving in a gas car as people today have been driving a car with a stick shift.”

The comedian says gasoline-fueled cars will still be around in the future, but there won’t be many of them because electric cars will render them obsolete.

Leno says Tesla has been successful because it exceeded the market’s expectations of what electric cars can do.

“[Tesla] sort of solved the battery problem. It can go 350 to 400 miles at a charge. There’s no maintenance. They’re faster than the gas car. So there’s almost no reason to have a gas car unless you’re doing long-haul duty.”

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Tesla owner Jay Leno says he loves his Tesla and praised Elon Musk as a pioneer. | Source: screenshot

Leno: The Elon Musk haters are wack

Leno has long been a fan of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In 2016, Leno said Musk deserved a lot of credit for entering a tough, super-competitive industry as a pioneer in the obscure electric-car market.

Leno also said he didn’t understand why Musk has so many haters since he’s building a high-quality American car in the United States that pays fair wages.

“Here’s a guy building an American car in America using American labor and paying them a union wage. Why are you not rooting for it to be successful? I don’t quite understand that.”

In 2018, Leno featured the Tesla Roadster on his CNBC show. The segment was an immediate hit.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk recently won praise from another Tesla owner for fixing a flaw after it was brought to his attention on Twitter.

As CCN reported, Musk fixed the “Dog Mode” feature after a customer complained that it almost killed his pet. The “Dog Mode” feature regulates the car’s interior temperature to keep unattended pets cool until their owner returns.

NHTSA Sends Elon Musk a Cease & Desist Letter over Tesla Safety Claims

Tesla CEO Elon Musk received a cease-and-desist letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over his claims that the …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk received a cease-and-desist letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over his claims that the Tesla Model 3 is the safest car in the world.

Business Insider reports that in October 2018, the NHTSA sent a cease-and-desist letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk over his claims that the Tesla Model 3 sedan is the safest car in the world. Transparency group PlainSite published the cease-and-desist letter this week along with other correspondence between Tesla and the NHTSA obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

According to the letter dated October 17, 2018, Tesla made “a number of misleading statements” about the safety of its Model 3 sedan. CEO Elon Musk also promoted these claims via social media. This claim was linked to the 5-star rating that the NHTSA gave the Model 3 in Septembers, but according to the agency, the high rating does not equate to a car being “safer” than other cars with a 5-star label. The complaint highlights a Tesla blog post from October 7 in which the firm states that the Model 3 “achieves the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA.”

The NHTSA told Musk that this blog post along with his various other claims “misled customers.” At the time of the posting of the blog post, Musk shared a link to the post on his personal Twitter account and quoted Tesla saying: “There is no safer car in the world than a Tesla” and added himself: “The physics of how Tesla achieved best safety of any cars ever tested.”

The NHTSA issued a veiled response to Tesla which did not name the firm but stated that there was “no ‘safest’ vehicle among those vehicles achieving 5-star ratings.” In the published cache of correspondence between the NHTSA and Tesla, Tesla lawyer Al Prescott stated that “Tesla has provided consumers with fair and objective information.”

A lawyer for the NHTSA, Jonathan Morrison, stated that: “This is not the first time that Tesla has disregarded the guidelines in a manner that may lead to consumer confusion and give Tesla an unfair market advantage.” When questioned by Business Insider, Tesla referred to a letter from October 31st to the NHTSA in which the company states:

Tesla’s blog statements are entirely based on actual test results and NHTSA’s own calculations for determining relative risk of injury and probability of injury. Based on this published data, the Model 3 Long Range RWD has achieved a Vehicle Safety Score of 0.38 that translates to an overall probability of injury of 5.7%. NHTSA has rated almost 1,000 vehicles since the current NCAP began with the 2011 model year. We have compared these results to every other public test report. No vehicle has ever achieve an overall lower score.

Based on the foregoing, we do not see a reason to discontinue use of our safety blog or these statements as long as no other vehicle surpasses the Model 3 Long Range RWD’s Vehicle Safety Score and overall probability of injury. While we do not expect NHTSA to take sides among manufacturers, we had hoped NHTSA would welcome such an achievement because it was presented in an objective manner using the agency’s own data. Model 3’s achievement is exactly what NHTSA intended with the NCAP — to encourage manufactures to continuously improve safety.

Read the full report at Business Insider here.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolanor email him at lnolan@breitbart.com

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From $420 To $230: Where Tesla Stands One Year After Elon Musk’s ‘Funding Secured’ Tweet

It’s been exactly one year since Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk posted his “funding secured” tweet that sent Tesla’s share price soaring.

It’s been exactly one year since Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk posted his “funding secured” tweet that sent Tesla’s share price soaring. At the time, the future seemed as bright as ever for Tesla and its investors.

One year later, shareholders would like to forget the now-infamous tweet and most of the bizarre year that followed.

Funding Not Secured

The tweet that started it all was posted at 12:48 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2018.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,” Musk wrote.

Understandably, Tesla’s share price jumped 14% that day to an intraday high of $387 before closing at $379.

A week later, Musk provided an update on his mysterious funding, which he said in a blog post was coming from the Saudi Arabia sovereign wealth fund, a 5% owner of Tesla at the time. Musk said he left a meeting with Saudi representatives with “no question that a deal with the Saudi sovereign fund could be closed.”

On Aug. 15, the SEC sent subpoenas to Tesla for more information about Musk’s claims. On Sept. 27, the SEC filed a lawsuit against Musk accusing him of manipulating Tesla’s share price by making “false and misleading” claims in his “funding secured” tweet.

By that time, Tesla’s share price had sunk to $264, about 31.7% below its Aug. 7 peak.

SEC Settlement

After denying wrongdoing, Musk reached a settlement agreement with the SEC two days later in which Musk and Tesla were fined $20 million each and Musk would step down as Tesla chairman for at least three years. Soon thereafter, Tesla named Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm as its new chair.

On Oct. 4, Musk lashed out at the SEC, referring to it as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission” on Twitter.

In a December interview with “60 Minutes,” Musk said: “Let me be clear: I do not respect the SEC.”

Also in December, Tesla added independent board members Larry Ellison and Kathleen Thompson-Wilson as part of Musk’s SEC settlement.

Musk once again got in trouble on Twitter on Feb. 19, 2019 when he tweeted that Tesla would “make around 500,000” vehicles in 2019 before quickly correcting himself and stating Tesla would be delivering “about 400k” vehicles.

The SEC was quick to ask the judge who oversaw Musk’s settlement to hold him in contempt of court for violating the terms of the settlement, since the production estimate tweets were not approved by Tesla. Musk once again denied any wrongdoing by claiming that the tweets were irrelevant to Tesla investors, an explanation the SEC said “borders on the ridiculous.”

See Also: ‘Concerning Trend’: Wall Street Weighs In On Tesla’s Q2 Earnings

Tesla’s Struggles Continue

In March, CNBC reported that, in a third round of Tesla layoffs, the company cut down its workforce by 8% in an effort to reduce costs.

Tesla also announced it would be closing most of its physical retail stores and shifting its operations online. After stiff backlash, the company announced later in the month that it changed its mind and would only be closing about 10% of its stores.

On April 24, Tesla reported a first-quarter loss that was far below Wall Street expectations, and the stock fell below the $250 level.

Stock Bottoms Out

Tesla shares made new lows in May when the company announced a $2-billion stock and debt offering after telling investors throughout 2018 it was not in need of capital.

Tesla shares finally bottomed out in late May at $176 after Tesla’s vice president of internal engineering became the latest in a parade of executives to leave the company. The $176 bottom represented a 54.5% drop from the post-“funding secured” high.

Tesla shares bounced when the company reported record second-quarter deliveries in-line with its guidance, but dropped once again when second-quarter losses came in larger than anticipated.

Happy Anniversary?

Perhaps it’s appropriate that Tesla marks the anniversary of Musk’s bizarre “funding secured” tweet with some more controversy. On Wednesday, documents posted on the website PlainSite said the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a cease-and-desist order against Tesla back in October for making “misleading statements,” including claims that the Model 3 has “the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.”

Consumer Reports has also had multiple run-ins with Tesla, choosing not to recommend the Model 3 due to quality and safety concerns.

Now that all the dust has settled on Tesla’s crazy year, the stock is trading around $230 per share at time of publication, down 40.9% overall in the past year. In that same stretch, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) is up 0.4%.

For perspective, shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) are down 5.6% in that time, while shares of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) are up 4% in the past year.

Photo by Steve Jurvetson via Wikimedia.

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Elon musk’s iq, Spacex, his story and Top 10 Secrets of Success

Elon Musk has high interest in reading books since beginning. According to his father, he used to read books even while attending parties. He was 9 …

Elon Musk story

Elon Musk has high interest in reading books since beginning. According to his father, he used to read books even while attending parties. He was 9 when his South African father and Canadian mother got divorced.

He learnt programming and developed a game which earned him $500 when he was only 12 years old Due to his intelligence and smartness, he was always singled out in class and alienated to the extent that he was beaten and hospitalized. However, even in difficult times, he completed his secondary school in Pretoria. At 17, he moved to Canada, to a distant relative of his mother for completing higher studies.

After doing courses, he also enrolled in Ph.D but two days later backed out by taking bold step to start his career as an entrepreneur .

Elon Musk age and height

He was born on 28th June, 1971 and is 48 years oldHe is 1.88 m in height

Elon Musk net worth

2,010 crores USD

Elon Musk education

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He went to Canada to study in Queen’s university at 17. Two years later, he got economics degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and physics degree from College of Arts and Sciences. He even got enrolled in Ph.D but backed out to start a career as an entrepreneur

Elon Musk wife

His first wife was a Canadian author named Justine Wilson His second wife is Talulah Riley

Who Is Elon Musk?

Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman who is the founder of 3 companies namely:- • X.com (1999 which was later known as PayPal) • SpaceX (2002) • Tesla Motors (2003) • In his late 20s, he sold his company Zip2 which made him a millionaire

Elon Musk spacex

Elon Musk is dealing and manufacturing sophisticated rockets and spacecrafts such as SpaceX.

Elon Musk salary

Elon Musk earned whopping $45,936 as salary in 2016

Elon Musk schedule

Elon Musk has an extremely busy schedule. He tweeted that he works for 40 hours a week each in both his company which comes to 80 hours. It means that he works for more than 11 hours a day if considered without weekend. But, if a weekend is considered, then it may mean around 18 hours a day.

Elon Musk Starlink

Elon Musk Starlink network is an ambitious program where the satellite has gone off to a good start. Starlink is a cost-effective, high performance satellite meant for establishing enhanced communication system

Elon Musk school

Elon Musk is keen to give practical knowledge over traditional classes. He run a not for profit school name Ad Astra

Elon Musk space car

The space car was launched on 6th Feb, 2018. The name of the car is Tesla Roadster and it is an ambitious project dealing at a cost of $100k. Currently, the car has the credit of travelling the farthest in history

Top 10 Secrets of Success

‘Leader’ and ‘Game-changer’ are the two words which can best describe Elon Musk. What else to be said for a man who is the founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX? An “ordinary human being” with extra-ordinary qualities, he is intelligent, successful and highly ambitious. If you equally aim to chase your dream like Elon in order to become an entrepreneur, here are productive secrets of his achievement, you should follow:-

Continue to learn Elon Musk has a great appetite for learning and he equally expects people to continue gaining knowledge, even after school or college life. Learning is such a great wealth which not just makes a person confident but equally open horizons for earning as well.

Begin the day with significantly vital work Elon Musk has a vast number of people, professionally associated with him. He knows that his fame is due to their reason. Hence, he starts the day by replying to their emails so that they can equally start with their work and success. Since, it is a chain where a team leader with his extra-ordinary skills potentially lead the team to success.

Feedbacks are very important Musk says that getting a feedback is to know about “capabilities”, “drawbacks” and importantly, “suggestions for improvement”. Hence, for a business to grow, feedbacks help towards gaining further knowledge and information, by improving one’s mistakes.

Be ambitious The cause for business growth according to Musk is the “failure. He relates it with the human psyche where on failure, people don’t tend to learn and gain further experience.

Take risks while young Young people are free with minimal or no obligations and duties. Musk believes that obligations increase in proportion to age. He wants people to hone their personality, through taking risks and boldly taking the step further and by doing so, they won’t have to be “sorry”. On the other hand, a married man with family has endless obligations with limited time, where he may find difficulty in devoting proper time.

Time is the real soul A founder of three companies, Elon Musk has the view that time management has to be done perfectly. Having time management skills, helps in the level of productivity by accomplishing personal and professional objectives. He has chalked out his schedule where there is no room for time wastage. He has scheduled his time towards solving problems relating with engineering and manufacturing. He works with 5 minute slots or time blocks where each of his different time block has a prescribed activity or task such as eating a healthy diet, scheduling meetings, mediating etc.

Be hungry to succeed but ready to accept failure No one in the world can guarantee about the success right from the beginning. However, Musk has categorized the implementation of work according to its nature. For ex. if a certain work is important, then it should be done with full zeal and confidence, even if the result may not look too promising. It is like, follow your dreams, if you care for something and be ready to accept whatever results, coming your way. A backup plan does help to recover from the failure, so have it in place right from before.

Don’t follow trend, instead be a trend for others Musk doesn’t want people to follow things, just because they are in trend. Renowned companies have created their own innovation rather than copying their counterparts. People should work on the positive and unique things by honing their skills on the same front.

Multitasking Musk smartly multitasks in a strategic manner, which works wonders towards ensuring his productivity. For example, while having is lunch, he answers emails. It is no surprise, a man who has three companies right under him, is well versed with the same. Like, if he is with kids, he can still be answering email.

Leave your comfort zone Believing in oneself and leaving the comfort zone go hand in hand. The first step towards starting a business or company is always the hardest. However, according to Musk, if you care about the positive results, then it will motive you. Since, aiming for the goals tend to keep focus.

Final thoughts He has moved out of his comfort zone to strive against odds where challenges only made him stronger. Your ladder of success has to start with a single step like Elon Musk did. He has complete answers to be highly productive and ambitious as humanly possible and you can too. He has implemented insane practical tips which worked wonders in increasing the productivity of company. Dedication, will power, motivation and aim are few behavioral norms, which if followed can accomplish your desire and aim. I am sure, the above post has shared insights and practical tips about the man who has been smart enough in making the most of the available time. Importantly, you can now too

Adam Nurse

Adam Nurse was born and raised in Buffalo. He has written for the Huffington Post, MSNBC and Passport Magazine. In regards to academics, Adam earned his BBA from St. John’s University. Adam covers entertainment and culture stories here at Nosy Media.

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This Is Why Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Taxis Are Probably A Scam

Elon Musk claims that he will deliver fully autonomous self-driving urban taxis by next year. However, details of a different project that also involves …

Musk, the eccentric US entrepreneur, promised to roll out robotic self-driven taxis that will be able to function without input from passengers by 2020. There is, however, solid indication that these promises are little more than a PR stunt, says Jalopnik’s Aaron Gordon.

TechCrunch detailed that Musk’s The Boring Company seeks to push its Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop project, in competition with the Las Vegas Monorail. The LVCC Loop is described as a tunnel in which modified Tesla cars will self-drive, carrying up to 16 passengers at a time between three stations.

The modified vehicles will use “horizontal alignment wheels” for steering assistance.

The @boringcompany has bid on a private loop project at the Las Vegas Convention Center, LVCC board votes on proposal March 12 https://t.co/OMelCf16QHpic.twitter.com/Tzd8Fk7bsG

— TheTeslaLife (@TheTeslaLife) March 6, 2019

​According to Jalopnik, the modified Teslas will have human driver/observers “for additional safety.”

But the LVCC Loop, Jalopnik’s Gordon writes, is a single-lane tunnel without interference of other drivers and pedestrians, and is the most ideal medium for a self-driving car. Despite operating in an isolated environment and having alignment wheels – a car as a modified train – the LVCC Teslas must still require a human driver.

Considering the above, Gordon asks how Musk expects to roll out self-driving Teslas that are able to navigate without human input by 2020, particularly as the LVCC Loop is not slated to open until 2021.

“We’re supposed to believe Teslas will be capable of full-self driving in all conditions by next year even though, by the following year, a safety driver will be needed for a .8-mile tunnel with a dedicated right-of-way, the single simplest application of self-driving that could possibly exist,” Jalopnik writes.

“Not only does this lend serious doubts to the Tesla robotaxi promise, but it is also a definitive step backwards from better, existing technology,” he writes, pointing at driverless airport people movers released by several companies, including the Easy Mile and Local Motors over the course of the last couple of years.

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