What’s Up, Elon: Tesla Launches Amazon Store, SpaceX Starship Raptor Engines Fire Test, Model 3 Price Now Starts at $35k

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Tesla launches Amazon store

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Source: Amazon

That’s right, Tesla just launched its own Amazon store, and you wouldn’t believe the goodies for sale.

In the mood for a $250 1:18-scale Tesla Model S toy car with “Steerable wheels”? Or maybe a $45 iPhone X case with the word “Tesla” subtly emblazoned across the side? The Tesla Amazon store has you covered.

According to Electrek, the store launched Feb. 5, and suggests a possible future where Tesla customers might order some vehicle accessories through the online retail giant. In the meantime, however, the page’s offerings are limited to model cars, hoodies, hats, phone cases, and coffee mugs.

SpaceX Starship Raptor engines fire in ground test

On Sunday, SpaceX CEO shared photos and video of the company’s Starship Raptor engine firing in its first ground test.

A still shows a kaleidoscope of colors streaming from the engine, although that could be just the camera not quite keeping up with the fire’s intensity.

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“Green tinge is either camera saturation or a tiny bit of copper from the chamber,” Musk added in a tweet.

Two videos show the full force of the rocket.

 

Sunday’s test firing comes after Musk gave us a glimpse of the Starship’s first test vehicle in January, which will be used for suborbital take-off tests from SpaceX’s facility in Texas as soon as February.

The Starship, formerly known as the BFR, is slated to replace SpaceX’s existing family of vehicles. It will be used for a moon mission carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and a group of artists, which aims to takeoff in 2023.

Model 3 price now starts at $35k

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Source: Tesla

 

If you visit Model 3’s “Design Your Car” page, you’ll notice that it looks a bit more affordable than before. Tesla has lowered its price across versions by $1,100, so you can now get the mid-range battery option for $42,900 before incentives.

Meanwhile, the car’s long-range version now costs $49,900, while the performance option will set you back $60,900 before savings.

 said that means Model 3 now has a starting price of $35,000, though that’s after you apply tax credits and fuel savings – you’ll have to wait a bit more for a Tesla car with a $35,000 base price.

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“We’re doing everything we can to get there,” Musk tweeted. “It’s a super hard grind.”

Tesla’s CFO is retiring — for the second time

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Source: BI

 

Tesla’s chief financial officer, Deepak Ahuja, will retire in the next few months.

The company made the announcement during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call.

The new CFO will be Zach Kirkhorn, a nine-year veteran of Tesla who has been serving as Tesla’s vice president of finance.

Ahuja had already retired once, in 2015. He was succeeded by Jason Wheeler, who came over from Google. Ahuja later returned to the company.


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