Tesla

  • Technology

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Transport

    High-risk drivers to get full access to Tesla’s driver assistance system

    High-risk drivers in North America are now allowed full access to Tesla’s controversial driver-assistance system in a move that has some questioning the company’s intentions. Previously, the feature was only approved for buyers who were considered safe drivers, whatever that means, in North America, but now it is available to all. CEO Elon Musk says the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta…

  • World

    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

    ‘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

    ‘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…

  • Guides

    What you need to know before buying an EV Car (2022)

    Looking to make the transition from a traditionally powered car to a full eclectic vehicle (EV)? The EV market in Thailand is only getting started, and more people are becoming interested in driving EV cars. Given the skyrocketing price of oil and the negative environmental effects of emissions, it seems inevitable that EV cars will soon replace fossil fuel vehicles.…

  • Thailand

    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…

  • Thailand

    Asia News Today | North Korea missile launch rattles US/South Korea & Myanmar’s ‘sniper’ squads

    North Korea has fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile in more than four years. Well, that’s what Japan’s defence ministry is calling it. The suspected ICBM flew to an altitude of 6,000 kilometres and a distance of just over 1000 kilometres, flying around 70 minutes before splashing down in waters off Japan’s western coast yesterday. The provocative test is North…

  • World

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Hot News

    US Court gives go ahead for Musk to face defamation charges over cave spat

    PHOTO: Vernon Unsworth v Elon Musk. by ThaiVisa American tech entrepreneur, investor, and engineer, Elon Musk, is likely to face a lawsuit in the US over defamation after he described a British cave diver as a “pedo guy” on Twitter last year. Musk also described Vernon Unsworth, who was one of the divers who first discovered the Mu Pa football team…