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Elon Musk Works 90 Hours Per Week to Keep Tesla Alive

However, Musk “hopes to reduce (work) to 80 hours next year”

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Elon Musk works more than 90 hours a week because he thinks if he does not, his Electric Vehicle (EV) company Tesla would die, as per a report.

While chatting with people on Twitter, Musk confirmed that he indeed works more than 90 hours a week, Metro.co.uk reported on Wednesday.

“In recent years, hours were much higher. Don’t recommend though – bad for health and happiness. But no choice or Tesla would die,” Musk wrote while replying to a Twitter user.

According to the Tesla CEO, the reason for the hectic amount of work was to do with ramping up production of the Model 3 in the face of increasing competition from the larger, traditional car companies, the report said.

Previously also, the billionaire has mentioned that sometimes he puts in 120 hours in seven days to keep Tesla functioning smoothly.

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Visitors inspect Tesla electric cars at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2019. VOA

In his own words, he has described the schedule “excruciating”.

However, Musk “hopes to reduce (work) to 80 hours next year”.

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Taking a dig at his rival companies, he suggested that Tesla’s success is the “biggest forcing function” in making them produce electric cars, the report added.

According to information available on public domains, currently Tesla’s market value is worth $61 billion and Musk has an estimated net worth of $20.1 billion, making him the 80th richest person in the world. (IANS)

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Tesla Updating its Supercharging Stations to Limit the SoC to 80%

Few supercharger stations have been reported to get very busy during holidays, causing long wait times

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Visitors inspect Tesla electric cars at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2019. VOA
Electric vehicle-maker Tesla is updating some of its supercharger stations to limit the top state of charge (SoC) to 80 per cent at busy stations to reduce wait times.
“The limit will be enforced at 8 per cent of the stations 24/7, while the rest will be affected by the limitation at peak hours. Tesla says owners that stop by at an affected station will receive a notification,” the Engadget reported on Saturday.
The EV-maker claimed the new feature, combined with other recent updates to its supercharger network, may cause a 34 per cent improvement in throughput at the charging stations.
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A sales staff chats with a customer at a Tesla store near a poster announcing orders of the Model 3 electric cars in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA
“When combined with the recently-released On-Route Battery Warmup feature and V2 supercharger upgrades (to 150 kW), we expect 80 per cent SoC limit enforcement to result in a 34 per cent improvement in throughput at our busiest supercharging locations — creating a better, more efficient supercharging experience for owners,” the Electrek quoted the company as saying.
Few supercharger stations have been reported to get very busy during holidays, causing long wait times. (IANS)