Puerto Rico's governor was quick to respond to Musk, insinuating that the island could serve as a flagship project for expanding Tesla's methods of harvesting and storing solar power. Elon Musk of Tesla Technologies thinks so. At present, 7% of the inhabitants of San Juan, the island's capital, have mains electricity.
Musk says the delay is so that the company can focus on production 'bottlenecks' with its new Model 3 sedan. AAPL, +0.35% proving the viability and popularity of smartphones with the iPhone. When it does debut, the semi truck will come with a confirmed range of 200 to 300 miles (322 to 483 kilometers), and reported semi-autonomous capabilities. "That should provide that runway for us to complete recovery efforts". The vehicle will not have any autopilot capabilities (the company's signature "Ludicrous Mode" has been swapped out for "Sensible Mode") nor software available for over-the-air updates.
"Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas", Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk wrote in a tweet Friday.
"@elonMusk Let's talk", Rossello tweeted. Tesla representatives met with California and Nevada agencies this summer about testing an autonomous semi truck, fueling speculation the upcoming reveal will involve driverless technology.
That exchange led to Friday's phone call.
Toyota, meanwhile, is still producing and selling its Mirai fuel cell car, one of the first such cars in the U.S.
Even before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's electrical grid was antiquated and heavily in debt.
"The most optimum combination would be conventional power generation plus renewable energy sources". There would be a big jump in scale, however: Puerto Rico has a population of 3.4 million compared with Ta'u's 870 and Kauai's 66,000.
"We continue to maintain our more cautious Model 3 ramp, which is far below company targets", Goldman analyst David Tamberrino wrote in a note to clients on Oct. 3.
McDonald's Szechuan Sauce promotion backfires
Unopened packets and containers of the sauce were suddenly popping up on eBay and selling for hundreds or thousands of dollars . So, in efforts to make good on their sauce promise, McDonald's said it will release the Szechuan sauce again in the Winter.
Movie mogul takes leave amid harassment claims
And on Saturday, Lisa Bloom , the sexual harassment lawyer whom Weinstein had hired to help him do damage control, also quit. Weinstein seemed at the time like a NY media story with which a national television audience might not be familiar.
Gareth Southgate Impressed With Captain Harry Kane
Leicester City's Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Harry Winks were given their debut in an experimental side by Gareth Southgate . We obviously gave three full debuts and an opportunity to some players we wanted to see.
2nd African Nation To Qualify For World Cup Confirmed
Salah broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when he latched on to a through pass from midfielder Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal . Egypt became the second African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after defeating Congo 2-1 on Sunday evening.
'US will continue to put pressure on North Korea'
Democrats are calling this a new low and Republicans are cheering this as the president making good on a campaign promise. Investigative reporter Robert Parrybroke numerous Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s.
BlackBerry Motion leaks, headed to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint
It's making a go of things with Android , and it looks like a new full-touch-screen BlackBerry Android phone is on the way. According to Gadget 360, the smartphone will offer 4GB of RAM and will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 chipset.