What’s Up, Elon: Tesla’s Superchargers to Cover All Europe in 2019, New Look at Stainless Steel Starship + Elon Musk Interstellar Parody

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Nexter.org tells about the most interesting things and events that happened with Elon during the last seven days.

Tesla’s Supercharger network will cover all of Europe in 2019

Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning a Supercharger expansion that will cover “100 percent of Europe” next year. “From Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey,” he added, in response to a tweet that some parts of Ireland are badly in need of Superchargers.

Stainless Steel Starship

The SpaceX CEO took to the social media platform on Eve to share a new image of a prototype version of the Starship spacecraft at the company’s Texas testing facilities.

The massive rocket with the ever-changing name — it was previously known as the “Mars Colonial Transporter,” the “Interplanetary Transport System,” and the “Big Falcon Rocket” — could one day ferry passengers to Mars.

The new Starship is made out of stainless steel,  according to the tweet, a material which handles extreme heat very well — polish it up, and its mirror-like finish will reflect thermal energy far better than the carbon-based materials used for many rockets.

 $7,500 tax credit on Tesla

In January, the tax credit offered to Tesla customers in the United States will drop 50 percent, from $7,500 to $3,750. That’s making buyers who ordered a Tesla this year but got hit by delays grumpy.

But Tesla CEO Elon Musk has come to the rescue. In response a question on Twitter, Musk tweeted Saturday that Tesla will cover the difference for people who ordered on time and “made good faith efforts” to receive cars by the end of the year.

Originally, anyone who ordered a Tesla by October 15 was guaranteed the full tax credit. But Tesla later extended the deadline to November 30, a move that Ars Technica reported left customers confused as to whether or not they would actually get their cars by the end of the year.

Elon Musk Interstellar parody 

The video’s creator, who goes by @KaziooFX on Twitter, didn’t use AI or neural nets to create the video. Instead, Kazioo explained via Twitter that traditional manual editing methods were used to place Musk’s face over actor Matthew McConaughey, who was in the film.

The video features footage of Musk in various interviews, including his public pot smoking debut on the Joe Rogan Experience. The video also includes what appears to be footage of SpaceX’s 16th Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station.


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