Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive  of Tesla Motors, speaks during the unveiling of the company’s “Powerwall’ in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

There are few more fascinating figures in business today than Elon Musk, the PayPal co-founder who has gone on to specialise in attention-grabbing tra(...)

The unveiling of the Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery   during an event in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Reuters

Electric car company Tesla has announced plans to expand into battery technology to power homes and businesses.The firm’s CEO, Elon Musk, unveiled the(...)

Maybe it wasn’t just the lack of grub that got to Jeremy Clarkson, and perhaps the thought of having to turn into a tech hack in the future pushed him(...)

The driverless Lutz Pathfinder pod vehicle. The technology has become something of a trend among Silicon Valley heavyweights. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

With trials of driverless cars coming to several British cities, the UK has joined the autonomous driving revolution alongside technology giants like (...)

Elon Musk told reporters that he’s “committed to staying at Tesla as long as I’m alive. I might not be the CEO, but I will be with the company forever.”

Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of electric-car maker Tesla, said the company might become profitable by 2020 when annual sales reach 500,000 a(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Tesla Model S: priced at €100,000, three have been registered in Ireland this year

While most car makers have been developing pure electric and hybrid models for the past decade, it has seemed as if most of their efforts were lip-s(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

The new lithium battery  promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges. It’s headed for production in just over a year.

A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges - is headed for shop floors (...)

Is the five-and-a-half-year US bull market breaking down?Nobody rings a bell when the market peaks, but this ageing bull is certainly tiring. Accordin(...)