Why Elon Musk should forget Twitter and stick to Tesla

23 April 2022 9:00 am

I spent Easter agonising over whether to throw the considerable weight of this column behind Elon Musk’s maverick $43 billion…

The hypocrisy of Elon Musk

5 January 2022 2:31 am

Tesla’s sleek, if expensive, electric cars are leading the battle against climate change. Its batteries are moving renewable energy into the…

How we did the locomotion: A Brief History of Motion, by Tom Standage, reviewed

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Audi will make no more fuel engines after 2035. So that’s the end of the Age of Combustion, signalled by…

Why I won’t buy a Tesla

3 July 2021 9:00 am

I loved the Ford Mustang Mach-E which I had on loan for four days. It was gorgeous to drive, and…

Charging ahead: how to get the best out of an electric car

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Where do you want to go? China or India? I have always found India infinitely more fascinating — for a…

Up Crash: why are markets soaring as the economy tanks?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

The economy is tanking but stock markets are soaring. Why?

Sell bitcoin, buy Tesla

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Which is madder, bitcoin at $41,500 — oops, make that $31,000 on Monday — or Tesla shares at $880 apiece?…

The surprising brilliance of meal kits

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Ford’s Kumar Galhotra once remarked that carmaking is 100,000 rational decisions in search of one emotional decision. You spend five…

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The stock market isn’t the success story Trump thinks it is

20 August 2020 2:02 am

COVID-19 is still raging, with little sign of coming under control. The economy is already a tenth smaller than it…

Cars weren’t invented for transportation, but conversation

20 June 2020 9:00 am

When I first heard Abba’s magnificent 1982 swansong ‘The Day Before You Came’, I’d never come across the Americanised use…

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

It’s mavericks like Elon Musk who’ll get us through this crisis

16 May 2020 9:00 am

This month’s most significant corporate deal attracted less attention than it might have done in normal times, crowded out by…

Portrait of the week: Europe’s lockdowns ease, England stays alert and Broadway stays shut

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Home The government changed its slogan from ‘Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives’ to ‘Stay alert, control the virus,…

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Elon Musk slays California’s anti-business beast

15 May 2020 6:49 am

After a lengthy battle with public health officials in Alameda County, California, Elon Musk has emerged victorious. Tesla — the…

The dream of driverless cars is dying

7 July 2018 9:00 am

I was worried that going to the autonomous vehicle exhibition in Stuttgart would be tantamount to an atheist walking into…

My £30k alternative to HS2

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Someone in New York told me this story. I admit that I didn’t believe it when I first heard it.…