Elon Musk had a hilarious response when his cousin asked for a Tesla discount

Look, I’ll be honest — if I had Elon Musk as a family member I’d hit him up for a Tesla. So it only makes sense that Lyndon Rive, SolarCity CEO and Musk’s cousin, figured it was worth asking Musk for a discount on a Tesla. (Musk is also chairman of SolarCity.) But when Rive finally got around to asking Musk for the discount, he was met with a pretty funny burn. “I asked, ‘Elon, hey can I have a family discount’ and his answer is, ‘Yeah absolutely. Go to TeslaMotors.com, buy the car online, and the price you see

A Grain of Salt

A few things need to be cleared up about the supposed safety of Model S suspensions: First, there is no safety defect with the suspensions in either the Model S or Model X. Since we own all of our service centers, we are aware of every incident that happens with our customer cars and we are aware of every part that gets replaced. Whenever there is even a potential issue with one of those parts, we investigate fully. This, combined with extensive durability testing, gives us high confidence in our suspensions. With respect to the car that is discussed in the blog post

Tesla needs to start monetizing everything in sight

One of the big takeaways from Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting this week was that future owners of the electric-vehicle company’s $35,000 mass-market Model 3, unlike Model S and Model X owners, will have to pay to use Tesla’s extensive Supercharger fast-charging network. Supercharger access has always been free, but for the past year Tesla has been discouraging owners from using it for anything but long trips to get them through the “range anxiety” that even Tesla’s 200-plus-mile electric vehicles provide. With the Model 3, which will be far less profitable for Tesla, the gloves are off. According to CEO Elon