Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) May Come Together At Last
It’s been a good week for the stock market, with the S&P 500 closing above 2,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday, and the three major indexes all advancing approximately 1 percent for the week from Tuesday 8/19 to Tuesday 8/26. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) did even better, rising 1.94 percent.
Musk Says He Will Act on Suggestions in Ad
CEO Elon Musk, whose Twitter account is @elonmusk, showed he was responsive to customer input by sending out a tweet on Saturday, which said, “Ad taken out in Palo Alto Daily by two Model S owners is right. Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon.”
The two customers, who took out a full-page newspaper ad entitled “Open Letter to Elon Musk, Automotive Visionary” started off by thanking Musk for “building the great American car.”
The ad then asks Musk to consider a list of a variety of suggestions for improving the Model S, including blind-spot monitors, sound sensors to detect close objects, voice activated phone dialing, moving the cup holder, and promoting the car more to the general public. Tesla did not reveal which of the suggestions it will be acting on..
Budget Watchdogs Urge States to Use Restraint in Offering Incentives for Gigafactory
Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas are all competing to be the site selected for Tesla’s soon-to-be-built gigafactory, which will bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the state where it is built.
Now budget watchdogs, including a national group and organizations in each of the five competing states, have written an open letter to the states, urging them not to give away too much to Tesla in incentives and tax breaks. Given the benefits that would come to the state that lands the project, however, it seems doubtful that state officials will pay much attention the watchdogs’ pleas.
Supercharger Station Being Built in Sierra Nevada
A new supercharger station will be built on I-80, north of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada, near Truckee, California. The site is 45 miles from Sparks, Nevada, which is currently under consideration as a possible site for the much-anticipated gigafactory. The new station will add to the current total of 106 supercharging stations in North America.
Rumor — iPhone Will be Able to Start Tesla Model S
One of the things that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)