Tesla

  • News

    Pervert caught having sex with pink Tesla for 3 hours

    A perverted man was caught on CCTV attempting to engage in sexual acts with a pink Tesla for over three hours at a motor show in Ilsan, South Korea. The incident, which occurred yesterday, has left many baffled as to his motivations. The car’s owner, a woman, had her husband share the bizarre encounter online. “Initially, the man wore a…

  • Business News

    Indonesia seeks Tesla EV battery plant with Musk’s interest

    Indonesia is once again courting Elon Musk’s interest in establishing an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant within its borders. After meeting with President Joko Widodo, the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is set to consider the proposal, as confirmed by Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan. Musk’s immediate response was not available following the announcement made by Luhut to…

  • Events

    DeeMoney gives away Tesla Model 3 and over 3.5 million baht in prizes

    DeeMoney, a leading Thai fintech company providing international money transfer services, successfully concluded its “OWNDEE Win Tesla” campaign, awarding a Tesla Model 3 and over 3.5 million baht prizes to lucky customers. The OWNDEE campaign embodies three core pillars: “Better rates,” as DeeMoney consistently offers superior exchange rates and lower fees compared to competitors. “Faster,” as DeeMoney guarantees swift transfers…

  • Automotive

    Exploring Tesla’s innovative edge: Is it the Apple of the car world?

    When you think of innovation and cutting-edge technology in the smartphone world, Apple likely springs to mind. But what about when we shift gears to the automotive industry? That’s where Tesla zooms into the picture, often hailed as the Apple of cars. This comparison isn’t just about sleek designs or market disruption; it’s about revolutionizing an industry against the odds.…

  • Business News

    Tesla’s South Korea sales slump amidst safety concerns, subsidy cuts

    Tesla Inc’s sales in South Korea took a hit in January, with the company selling only one electric vehicle (EV) in the entire month. The Austin-based automaker faced a range of challenges, including safety concerns, pricing issues, and inadequate charging infrastructure. Data from the Korean trade ministry and Seoul-based researcher Carisyou revealed that the single sale of a Model Y…

  • Business News

    Court cancels Elon Musk’s $56billion pay deal

    Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suffered a significant legal setback when a court nullified his US$56 billion pay package, marking one of the most substantial legal losses in US history. The suit was lodged by Richard Tornetta, a resident of Pennsylvania, who owned just nine shares in Tesla back in 2018. The case reached trial in late 2022 and…

  • Business News

    Elon Musk’s US$55 billion pay deal under threat after judge’s ruling

    Having spent several years as the wealthiest person globally, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, faces the potential of falling to the third position following a Delaware judge’s ruling on his US$55 billion pay deal. The judge, Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, sided with a Tesla investor who argued that the 2018 remuneration package lacked clarity on Musk’s performance expectations and that…

  • Business News

    BYD challenges Tesla’s supremacy with record EV sales in Q4

    Leading Chinese car manufacturer BYD reported selling 526,409 fully electric vehicles (EVs) in the fourth quarter, challenging Tesla’s global market leadership. According to a stock exchange filing, BYD’s sales, boosted by end-of-year discounting, hit 340,178 EV and hybrid units in December, including 190,754 all-electric models. Overall, BYD reported a 62% year-on-year increase in 2023, selling 3.01 million units. The Shenzhen-based…

  • Thailand News

    Tesla ghost hunt goes viral: Scientist on track to uncover cemetery mystery in Thailand

    A viral TikTok video featuring a Tesla car detecting a ghost in a cemetery sparked scientific analysis today by Dr Chetsada Denduangboripant, a lecturer in the Department of Biology at Chulalongkorn University. He suggested that the anomaly could be due to a malfunction in the car’s sensor and software systems. The viral video was posted by @aunnyc, who drove her…

  • Thailand News

    Thai prime minister zaps to police meeting in eco-style – EV-entful ride

    The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Srettha Thavisin, attended a National Police Office meeting today in an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce pollution. The meeting with Police Lieutenant General Torsak Sukvimol, the National Police Chief, was held in a white Tesla with Bangkok licence plates 2KHP5171. The 61 year old Thai prime minister personally stated that he chose a Tesla…

  • Thailand News

    Tesla’s safety feature confuses Thai Songthaew passengers with pedestrians, causing hilarity amongst netizens

    A Japanese YouTuber driving a Tesla in Thailand found himself perplexed when the car repeatedly warned him of pedestrians crossing in front. However, upon looking up, he saw nothing. The amusing reality emerged later when he realised the car was not identifying people cutting in front but mistakenly interpreting people hanging on the back of Thai Songthaew, or two-row pick-up…

  • Business News

    Tesla, Google, Microsoft eye US$5 billion investment in Thailand

    Thailand anticipates a minimum of US$5 billion (160 billion baht) investment from tech giants Tesla, Google, and Microsoft, as shared by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. Tesla is considering establishing an electrical vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility, while Microsoft and Google are exploring data centres, PM Srettha today stated, without specifying whether this projected US$5 billion was an aggregate investment or an…

  • World News

    San Francisco trial investigates Tesla’s Autopilot role in fatal collisions

    In the heart of San Francisco, begins the unfolding legal investigation into Tesla Inc’s inability to rectify limitations in its Autopilot technological system, post a fatal Florida-based collision three years prior, affirm multiple engineers tied to a lawsuit bolstered by a family who lost a loved one in an identical incident in 2019. The trial is due to go before…

  • Events

    DeeMoney launches “OWNDEE Win Tesla” campaign offering 3.5 million baht in prizes

    SawasdeeShop Co Ltd or DeeMoney, the foremost FinTech firm in Thailand, specialising in cross-border payments under the DeeMoney brand, is excited to announce the launch of the first movie advertisement, titled “OWNDEE Movie” as well as the biggest promotion of the year, “DeeMoney OWNDEE Win Tesla” campaign. DeeMoney, operational since 2017, has achieved an impressive total transaction volume of USD…

  • Business News

    Tesla to embrace advertising, Musk hints at unique approach

    Elon Musk has announced plans for Tesla Inc to venture into traditional advertising, marking a significant shift for the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer that has previously relied on its CEO’s star power and customer enthusiasm. Speaking at the company’s annual meeting, Musk stated that Tesla would “try out a little advertising and see how it goes.” The news led to…

  • Business News

    Tesla to test traditional advertising, Elon Musk reveals irony

    In a surprising move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the electric vehicle manufacturer would experiment with advertising to evaluate its effectiveness. This decision comes as a notable shift for Musk, who has previously shunned traditional advertising methods for Tesla. Interestingly, Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter, a platform heavily reliant on advertising, may have influenced his change of heart.…

  • Technology News

    Twitter poll respondents tell Musk to step down, so he changes rules

    Elon Musk’s Twitter has been the definition of a hot mess. After the latest round of controversies, Musk – now fallen to the world’s second richest man – launched a poll asking if he should step down. When the poll didn’t go the way he planned (or did it?!), he changed the rules of who could participate in future polls.…

  • Technology News

    For Tesla Thailand, all bumpy roads lead to China

    For newly-minted Tesla Thailand, there’s a bumpy road ahead, and it leads back to China. Tesla began sales in Thailand, just over a week ago, offering its popular Model 3 and Model Y at prices that compete with rivals like BYD. The company staged a glitzy showcase of its plans at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall with vehicles to be delivered…

  • Technology News

    Toyota ‘launches’ electric Hilux in Thailand

    Toyota has debuted, but not debuted, an electric version of its popular Hilux pickup in Thailand. Little is known about the specs, with Toyota Thailand glossing over battery size and power output details in a launch that was, to say the least, low-key. The assembled press corps was able to enjoy schmaltzy speeches and powerpoints from teary-eyed executives, without the…

  • Business News

    Tesla to launch in Thailand this month

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors aims to launch in Thailand this month after a period of recruiting in the kingdom. The company will sell electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand. Tesla registered as a company in Thailand in May this year with an initial registered capital of 3 million baht. The company is releasing two cars initially, the Model 3 and Model…

  • World News

    BOGOF Tesla+house offer fails to excite New Zealand homebuyers

    A BOGOF Tesla+house offer fails to excite New Zealand homebuyers. A homeowner in New Zealand is offering a “free” Tesla to anyone who buys his house. The house – a seven-bedroom, five-bathroom monstrosity – has been on the market for weeks. The Kiwi house price bubble is well-and-truly burst. Inflated prices fell more than 10% in October alone, the 11th…

  • World News

    ‘Give China some control of Taiwan,’ says Elon Musk

    United States business magnate Elon Musk embroiled himself in the politically sensitive One China-Taiwan debate over the weekend. Unsurprisingly, the Tesla CEO’s controversial comments in the Financial Times caused a backlash and, even more surprisingly, drew praise. The world’s richest man endeared himself to China, but not Taiwan, suggesting the mainland should have some control over the island to resolve…

  • Thailand News

    ‘Shark of Pattaya’ sinks teeth into ‘bullshit’ green EV claim

    The ‘Shark of Pattaya’ has sunk his jaws into the electric vehicle (EV) industry and doesn’t like the taste. Former Thai expat, Tim ‘Sharky’ Ward, once labelled Australia’s toughest gangster, let rip into the claim that EVs are saving the planet as “bullshit!” Ward fled the Gold Coast, Australia, to Thailand in 2009 after becoming a target of the Australian…

  • Thailand News

    Tesla registers as a company in Thailand

    Tesla Company (Thailand) Ltd is now a registered company in Thailand, according to information found on the Department of Business Development’s website. The company registered today, on May 25, with an initial registration capital of 3 million baht. The primary purpose of Tesla in Thailand is to sell electric vehicles, or EVs. The company will also install and sell energy…

  • World News

    Asia News Today | Hong Kong’s healthcare overwhelmed by Covid infections

    Hong Kong’s healthcare is being overwhelmed by a big surge in new Covid infections. Patients showing symptoms are now having to be treated outside the crowded hospitals. The government admits it is struggling to contain wave of Omicron infections, but is ruling out a Hong Kong-wide lockdown. A record 4,285 new infections were reported yesterday in the special administrative region…

  • World News

    Tesla stock dive costs Elon Musk $7 billion, World’s Richest Man title

    While it may have been a rough week for many in the stock market, sell-offs hit Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk particularly hard. The often provocative tech innovator, crypto agitator, and founder of Tesla lost more than US $7 billion in 24 hours, knocking him from his perch as the world’s richest man. Before anyone starts a GoFundMe, it…

  • Economy News

    Bitcoin dives to $30k, a drop to less than half its peak price

    Bitcoin saw the biggest drop of this year, returning it to levels it hadn’t seen since January, falling at one point to just over US $30,000. The past week has seen large amounts of selling of the cryptocurrency and value had dropped to less than half of its peak price last month of $64,829. Bitcoin experienced a 30% drop in…

  • World News

    Tesla becomes the world’s most valuable car maker

    Tesla has become the world’s most valuable carmaker, surpassing Japan’s Toyota after its stock rose to a record high. Shares in Tesla hit US$1,134 on Wednesday before dropping before the close, leaving it with a market cap of $209.47 billion (£ 165 billion), around $4 billion higher than Toyota’s existing market value. Shares in the electric car maker have risen…