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tesla drops 'motors' from name as ceo musk looks beyond cars, auto news, et auto


new delhi: tesla motors inc changed its name to "tesla inc" as chief executive elon musk looks to transform the silicon valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company. in october, musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer solarcity corp. tesla won approval in november from its shareholders to acquire solarcity, for a stock swap deal worth about $2 billion, in which musk was the largest shareholder. the new name is effective feb 1, tesla said in a filing on wednesday.






tesla chief elon musk shifts beyond cars with name change


tesla motors has changed its name to "tesla inc" as chief executive elon musk looks to transform the silicon valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company.in october, musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer solarcity corp. the new name is effective immediately, tesla said in a filing. p o: aptesla won approval in november from its shareholders to acquire solarcity, for a stock swap deal worth about $us2 billion, in which musk was the largest shareholder.the new name is effective immediately, tesla said in a filing.






tesla motors is now ‘tesla inc.’


tesla motors changed its name to “tesla inc.” as chief executive elon musk looks to transform the silicon valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company.in october, musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer solarcity.tesla won approval in november from its shareholders to acquire solarcity, for a stock swap deal worth about $2 billion, in which musk was the largest shareholder.the new name is effective feb 1, tesla said in a filing on wednesday.share this:






tesla drops 'motors' from its name


the obvious, tedious comparison to make is with apple, which chose to ditch "computer" from its name way back in 2007. it was the moment that the company signposted that the ipod wasn't simply a fluke and that it saw its future in consumer electronics. after all, the change was announced on the same day that it announced the first generation iphone.last summer, elon musk unveiled the second part of tesla's grand master plan for his transportation business. the document included merging the energy generation and storage businesses he was involved with, as well as widening tesla's vehicle portfolio. but beyond that, musk wants to build super-safe autonomous vehicles and enable people to rent those cars out when they're not in use.all of that would turn tesla into a conglomerate with division






seeking attention, lithuania builds virtual tesla factory


vilnius, lithuania — lithuanians badly want tesla motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the california tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the “minecraft” video game.vladas lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to tesla ceo elon musk that lithuania “has plenty of skillful” people as well as a perfect factory site. he said urday that 41 computer geeks spent two days building the virtual factory in kruonis in central lithuania near a hydroelectric plant and two airports.tesla tweeted friday: “lithuania knows the way to our heart.”no date has been set for the announcement of where the factory — estimated to cost 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion) — will be built.copyright 2017 the ociated press.






seeking attention, lithuania builds tesla virtual factory


vilnius, lithuania — lithuanians badly want tesla motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the california tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the “minecraft” video game.vladas lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to tesla ceo elon musk that lithuania “has plenty of skillful” people as well as a perfect factory site. he said urday that 41 computer geeks spent two days building the virtual factory in kruonis in central lithuania near a hydroelectric plant and two airports.tesla tweeted friday: “lithuania knows the way to our heart.”no date has been set for the announcement of where the factory — estimated to cost 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion) — will be built.copyright 2017 the ociated press.






tesla ceo elon musk won't quit trump's advisory council


there have been reports of customers canceling preorders due to musk's participation in the council, however, it has not received the level of focus directed at uber last week. the way musk sees it, participation does not indicate agreement with the administration's, and he can help "the greater good" by engaging. of course, only two weeks in, there have already been multiple m protests in response to president trump's administration. particularly as tesla becomes a company serving a wider range of people, it will be interesting to see how customers react to its ceo's decisions, even when they're away from the main product lines.






tesla, bmw electrics fall short of highest crash-test rating


two luxury electric vehicles — the tesla model s and the bmw i3 — fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry.the insurance institute for highway safety tested 2017 models of both vehicles. neither earned the institute's "top safety pick" award, which is given to vehicles that get the highest rating in five different crash tests and offer a crash-prevention system with automatic braking. to get a highest "top safety pick-plus" designation, vehicles must meet all of those criteria and have good headlights.in the 2017 model year, 38 vehicles have won the "top safety pick-plus" designation, including two plug-in hybrids: the toyota prius prime and the chevrolet volt. but no all-electric vehicles are on the list. the institute hasn't yet tested






tesla, bmw electrics fall short of highest crash-test rating, auto news, et auto


tesla will stop selling the old base model s called 60. the $70,000 rear-drive car with a 380-horsepower motor could go 208 miles on a single charge.  detroit: two luxury electric vehicles - the tesla model s and the bmw i3 - fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. the insurance institute for highway safety tested 2017 models of both vehicles. neither earned the institute's "top safety pick" award, which is given to vehicles that get the highest rating in five different crash tests and offer a crash-prevention system with automatic braking. to get a highest "top safety pick-plus" designation, vehicles must meet all of those criteria and have good headlights. in the 2017 model year, 38 vehicles have won the "top safety pick-plus" design






model x expands tesla's reach to a more diverse set of buyers, says edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — september 21, 2016 — the model x is bringing some much-needed diversity to tesla's customer base, according to a new analysis from edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network. the analysis suggests that the utility ev attracts a younger, more female, more affluent and less west coast-centric crowd than tesla's model s.edmunds' study looked at all 5,523 model x registrations recorded by polk during the model's first nine months on the market, and compared them to all 4,242 model s registrations during the sedan's first nine months of sales. among edmunds' findings: model x makes strides with women. in the first nine months of its life, only 14 percent of model s buyers were women. the model x, on the other hand, has more than doubled that figure, with wo






uber ceo travis kalanick leaves trump's advisory council (updated)


on urday evening, the company turned off surge pricing during a protest and taxi strike at jfk of trump's executive order banning refugees as well as others from seven nations with large muslim populations, which, combined with kalanick's presence on the council, be e perceived as a move against the strike/protest. the company claims it was not, however, people protested uber by deleting their accounts and its app, despite the creation of a legal defense fund for affected drivers that would also pay them even if they're unable to work.while announcing the fund, kalanick expressed his disapproval of the ban, and also went out of his way to mention other business execs on the council, like tesla's elon musk, gm ceo mary barra and disney ceo bob iger. the next day, he tweeted his plan to "use






tesla's electric car falls short in iihs crash tests


tesla model s hits the crash wall(p o: iihs)tesla motors' luxury electric sedan fell short of receiving the highest crash-protection ratings in testing by the insurance industry's safety arm, but two other plug-in cars earned top marks.the insurance institute for highway safety said wednesday that the tesla model s, a hit in the high-end luxury sedan segment, failed to win the top ratings in its crash tests because it fell short in a few key areas. bmw's i3 electric car e up short as well.but two other popular plug-ins, the chevrolet volt and toyota prius prime, made the grade. they were designated as top safety pick plus vehicles. they excelled in front, side and roof crash protection and safety of their head restraints. they also had good headlights."there's no reason the most efficient






tesla's electric car falls short in iihs crash tests


tesla model s hits the crash wall(p o: iihs) 1 connectlinkedinemailmoretesla motors' luxury electric sedan fell short of receiving the highest crash-protection ratings in testing by the insurance industry's safety arm, but two other plug-in cars earned top marks.the insurance institute for highway safety said wednesday that the tesla model s, a hit in the high-end luxury sedan segment, failed to win the top ratings in its crash tests because it fell short in a few key areas. bmw's i3 electric car e up short as well.but two other popular plug-ins, the chevrolet volt and toyota prius prime, made the grade. they were designated as top safety pick plus vehicles. they excelled in front, side and roof crash protection and safety of their head restraints. they also had good headlights."there's no






tesla's powerpacks are now lighting up california's grid


electric utility company southern california edison (sce) teamed up with tesla to bring one of the world's largest electron-storing solutions to life in less than six months. in fact, it only took three months to go from groundbreaking to running. the urgency e down to a gap in the grid created by the loss of the aliso canyon natural gas storage facility.while getting both a large company like sce and the local government to move quickly on a project is difficult, tesla had no problem delivering its large batteries to the site; the powerpack containers and companion inverters are pretty much plug and play. once the concrete was poured, the companies installed the system and connected it to the grid.when the energy-storage station went online, the large batteries began pulling power from th






does anyone here know how to park? bedlam reigns in tesla's fremont lot


p o: instagram image 1of/35captioncloseimage 1 of 35hi, honey. i'm held up at work. don't plan on me for dinner: this boxed-in car is just one example of the creative parking at tesla's fremont factory that inspired the tesla parking lot instagram account. click for more. (note: p os were not modified by sfgate. license plates were obscured prior to being posted on the account.) lesshi, honey. i'm held up at work. don't plan on me for dinner: this boxed-in car is just one example of the creative parking at tesla's fremont factory that inspired the tesla parking lot instagram account. click ... more p o: instagram image 2 of 35the sorting hat says …the sorting hat says … p o: instagram image 3 of 35eat your heart out, christmas lexuses.eat your heart out, christmas lexuses. p o: instagram






tesla avoided a recall, but that doesn't mean its autopilot is always safe


dan edmunds is a mechanical engineer by trade and spent 16 years developing new cars for two automakers before coming to the edmunds testing department.our 2013 tesla model s did not have autopilot when our p og her, kurt niebuhr, and i drove it to new york city and back. if it had, the two of us might not have finished the trip in one piece.perhaps i should explain.we were crossing south dakota on an empty four-lane highway in broad daylight. i was behind the wheel in the left lane as we approached an unregulated t-intersection at 55 mph. a minivan was stopped on our right waiting to turn onto the highway while a semi truck coming from the opposite direction started to slow and ease its way into the left turn lane. it looked as though both were waiting for us to p before they made their t






will present objections to donald trump’s immigration order: tesla ceo elon musk


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 3, 2017 8:57 am tesla inc. ceo elon musktesla inc. ceo elon musk said on friday that he would raise his objections against us president donald trump’s immigration ban during the first meeting of the presidential advisory forum slated to take place on urday. in a statement released today, musk said, “in tomorrow’s meeting, i and others will express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy.”also read |  uber ceo travis kalanick quits donald trump’s business advisory groupkeeping in mind the criticism faced by uber ceo travis kalanick, musk said, “advisory councils simply provide advice and attending does not mean that i agree with actions by the administration… i understan






elon musk's tesla sheds 'motors' moniker


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musk to trump: what we really need is emigration, to mars


published 5:58 pm, thursday, february 2, 2017 p o: evan vucci, ociated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1tesla ceo elon musk listens as president-elect donald trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at trump tower in new york in december. musk said thursday he would not quite a presidential advisory board, as uber ceo travis kalanick did, but would share the industry’s concerns with the president. lesstesla ceo elon musk listens as president-elect donald trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at trump tower in new york in december. musk said thursday he would not quite a presidential ... more p o: evan vucci, ociated press musk to trump: what we really need is emigration, to mars1 / 1back to galleryelon musk isn’t quitting president t






6 things that cost as much as the average u.s. wedding


(istock)it’s that time of year again. the knot released its annual report on wedding trends, and the average cost for 2016 comes to … drum roll please … $35,329. this is an 8 percent increase from the 2015 average of $32,641.that’s a national average, with a lot of variation across the country. according to the knot’s study of 13,000 hetero ual couples who married in the united states last year, the most expensive place to get hitched is manhattan, with the average wedding there costing $78,464; and the most affordable spot is arkansas, at an average of $19,522. the survey found that, on average, a bride’s parents cover 44 percent of the overall wedding budget; the couple contribute 42 percent; and a groom’s parents’ pay for 13 percent. however, 10 percent of couples pay for their weddings






uber ceo travis kalanick leaves trump's advisory council


on urday evening, the company turned off surge pricing during a protest and taxi strike at jfk of trump's executive order banning refugees as well as others from seven nations with large muslim populations, which, combined with kalanick's presence on the council, be e perceived as a move against the strike/protest. the company claims it was not, however, people protested uber by deleting their accounts and its app, despite the creation of a legal defense fund for affected drivers that would also pay them even if they're unable to work.while announcing the fund, kalanick expressed his disapproval of the ban, and also went out of his way to mention other business execs on the council, like tesla's elon musk, gm ceo mary barra and disney ceo bob iger. the next day, he tweeted his plan to "use






starbucks, google react to trump


president trump’s executive order on refugees has prompted strong action from google and starbucks, criticism from goldman sachs and a pragmatic approach from tesla ceo elon musk, a south african immigrant who is a trump adviser.google has created a crisis fund that is likely to raise $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations.the mountain view company confirmed a usa today report that it is funding an initial $2 million for the fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees. the money will go toward the american civil liberties union, the immigrant legal resource center, the international rescue committee and the u.n. refugee agency.the search engine’s doodle on monday also recognized what would have been the 98th birthday of fred korematsu, an american






97 tech firms team up against trump's immigration ban


after suits were filed against the order in washington and other states, us district judge james robart blocked the order, effective immediately. the department of homeland security said it would return to normal screening procedures, so many immigrants, including students with visas, green-card holders and others scrambled to get flights in case the restrictive rules were reinstated.however, the us justice department under trump has vowed to appeal. "we'll win. for the safety of the country, we'll win," trump told reporters at the mar-a-lago golf club in florida. the new president also criticized robart in a series of tweets, saying "the opinion of this so-called judge ... is ridiculous and will be overturned."the letter, which has been in the works since before the order was overturned,






tesla ceo to attend meeting with donald trump, flag immigration worry


new york: automaker tesla ceo elon musk today said he will attend the presidential advisory forum meeting tomorrow and express opposition to the recent executive order on immigration. uber ceo and former member of the forum, travis kalanick has already withdrawn from the forum, following criticism by various groups opposing the new administration's immigration policies. trump's advisory group was established last year and includes names like ibm chief executive ginni rometty and indian-american pepsico chief indra nooyi. "in december, i agreed to join the presidential advisory forum to provide feedback on issues that i think are important for our country and the world," musk said in a statement. he further said: "in tomorrow's meeting, i and others will express our objections to the recen






the morning after: thursday february 2nd, 2017


moving forwardtesla pulls an apple, drops 'motors' from its namereflecting the company's ambitions for solar and electric energy in more places than just your car, tesla motors has chopped off a bit of its name. now known as simply tesla (which you probably called it anyway), the company can push its powerwall batteries and solar city roofs under one brand name along with its famous evs.after all these yearsnintendo's first-ever super bowl ad is for the switchyou don't have to wait for the big game to watch nintendo's big ad. its first-ever super bowl ad is up in an extended cut on youtube, trying to sell the upcoming switch console to hardcore gamers, casuals and families alike.who hasn't wanted to do this?the state of new york sues charter over slow internet speedsaccording to ny ag eric






elon musk says he put immigration ban on trump council agenda


it's hard to verify the claims without being privy to the content of council meetings (whose secrecy may be violating the law). however, gm's mary barra tellstechcrunch that "environmental issues" did come up as part of the discussion. the question is: are any of these discussions making an impact? a judge's temporary block on the immigration ban may have more of an immediate effect, and there are no signs that the white house will rethink attempts to suppress climate change science and prop up fossil fuels. musk may put key issues on the table, but he can't guarantee that trump, bannon and crew will change their minds.as it stands, musk faces the same risk that uber's chief did: staying on the council may pose a threat to his bottom line. some model 3 customers are cancelling their pre-or






uber ceo travis kalanick leaves trump's advisory council (updated)


on urday evening, the company turned off surge pricing during a protest and taxi strike at jfk of trump's executive order banning refugees as well as others from seven nations with large muslim populations, which, combined with kalanick's presence on the council, be e perceived as a move against the strike/protest. the company claims it was not, however, people protested uber by deleting their accounts and its app, despite the creation of a legal defense fund for affected drivers that would also pay them even if they're unable to work.while announcing the fund, kalanick expressed his disapproval of the ban, and also went out of his way to mention other business execs on the council, like tesla's elon musk, gm ceo mary barra and disney ceo bob iger. the next day, he tweeted his plan to "use






elon musk says he's hopeful more changes to immigration ban are coming


spacex and tesla ceo elon musk (l) talks with white house chief strategist steve bannon (c) at the beginning of a policy forum with president trump in the state dining room at the white house. (p o: chip somodevilla/getty images)elon musk, who promised to use his spot on a trump administration business advisory council to request alterations to the president's controversial muslim immigration ban, said he was encouraged by recent changes to the order — and expected more to come.friday evening, he tweeted, "there has already been and there will be progress on this matter," and then elaborated, in response to twitter user @mcun1 (who describes himself as a vancouver-based ian), that he was referring to "the ban.""green cards & dual citizens already ok. work & spousal visas not yet, b






elon musk says he's hopeful more changes to immigration ban are coming


spacex and tesla ceo elon musk (l) talks with white house chief strategist steve bannon (c) at the beginning of a policy forum with president trump in the state dining room at the white house. (p o: chip somodevilla/getty images)elon musk, who promised to use his spot on a trump administration business advisory council to request alterations to the president's controversial muslim immigration ban, said he was encouraged by recent changes to the order — and expected more to come.friday evening, he tweeted, "there has already been and there will be progress on this matter," and then elaborated, in response to twitter user @mcun1 (who describes himself as a vancouver-based ian), that he was referring to "the ban.""green cards & dual citizens already ok. work & spousal visas not yet, b






president trump to meet with 15 ceos to discuss creating jobs


jobs czar stephen schwarzman and donald trump will sit down friday with 15 of the nation’s biggest ceos — the first official gathering of the president’s advisory council on job creation. among the high-profile business gurus who will join schwarzman and trump at the white house are jpmorgan chase head jamie dimon, mary barra, who runs general motors, elon musk of space x and tesla, bob iger of walt disney co., doug mcmillon of walmart, indra nooyi of pepsico, ginni rometty of ibm and larry fink of blackrock. uber ceo travis kalanick was supposed to be the 16th member of the advisory team. but he dropped out of the meeting ahead of an #uberrideswithhate protest organized by a taxi drivers group.steve schwarzman, a member of trump's business advisory panel, will join the president at a mee






elon musk says he's hopeful more changes to immigration ban are coming


spacex and tesla ceo elon musk (l) talks with white house chief strategist steve bannon (c) at the beginning of a policy forum with president trump in the state dining room at the white house. (p o: chip somodevilla/getty images)elon musk, who promised to use his spot on a trump administration business advisory council to request alterations to the president's controversial muslim immigration ban, said he was encouraged by recent changes to the order — and expected more to come.friday evening, he tweeted, "there has already been and there will be progress on this matter," and then elaborated, in response to twitter user @mcun1 (who describes himself as a vancouver-based ian), that he was referring to "the ban.""green cards & dual citizens already ok. work & spousal visas not yet, b






google's self-driving cars are getting better at autonomy


in 2015 the cars ran 424,331 miles with 341 disenga ents, and last year mileage increased to 635,868 while disenga ent sharply fell to 124 times. comparatively, general motors' bosch logged 9,895.21 miles and 568 disenga ents. tesla only tested (pdf) in california last october through november and its 550 miles on public streets resulted in 182 disenga ents.waymo says that all of its testing time has taken place on "complex" urban and suburban roads versus testing facilities and that its these conditions that've caused the increase in performance."this has given us valuable experience sharing the road safely with pedestrians and cyclists," head of waymo's self-driving tech dmitri dolgov writes on medium. "for each [disenga ent] event we can create hundreds -- and sometimes thousands -- of






musk's dance with trump courts controversy, but could pack rewards


closeskip in skipxembedxshare elon musk's tesla has changed its name to reflect its changing business model. buzz60elon musk arrives at trump tower in new york in december, joining a group of tech ceos who met with then president-elect donald trump.(p o: drew angerer, getty images)san francisco — on friday, elon musk will complete a journey almost as improbable as his vaunted quest for mars.in attending president trump’s first business advisory council meeting, the south african-born, self-made billionaire who is bent on saving the world from global warming will have become counselor to a new york real estate mogul and u.s. president who is eager to bring back the age of coal.the move has many musk-watchers scratching their heads. he had not supported candidate trump.“elon has always been






musk's dance with trump courts controversy, but could pack rewards


closeskip in skipxembedxshare elon musk's tesla has changed its name to reflect its changing business model. buzz60elon musk arrives at trump tower in new york in december, joining a group of tech ceos who met with then president-elect donald trump.(p o: drew angerer, getty images)san francisco — on friday, elon musk will complete a journey almost as improbable as his vaunted quest for mars.in attending president trump’s first business advisory council meeting, the south african-born, self-made billionaire who is bent on saving the world from global warming will have become counselor to a new york real estate mogul and u.s. president who is eager to bring back the age of coal.the move has many musk-watchers scratching their heads. he had not supported candidate trump.“elon has always been






musk's dance with trump courts controversy, but could pack rewards


closeskip in skipxembedxshare elon musk's tesla has changed its name to reflect its changing business model. buzz60elon musk arrives at trump tower in new york in december, joining a group of tech ceos who met with then president-elect donald trump.(p o: drew angerer, getty images) 74 connect 12 linkedinemailmoresan francisco — on friday, elon musk will complete a journey almost as improbable as his vaunted quest for mars.in attending president trump’s first business advisory council meeting, the south african-born, self-made billionaire who is bent on saving the world from global warming will have become counselor to a new york real estate mogul and u.s. president who is eager to bring back the age of coal.the move has many musk-watchers scratching their heads. he had not supported candid






musk's dance with trump courts controversy, but could pack rewards


closeskip in skipxembedxshare elon musk's tesla has changed its name to reflect its changing business model. buzz60elon musk arrives at trump tower in new york in december, joining a group of tech ceos who met with then president-elect donald trump.(p o: drew angerer, getty images) 6 connect 12 linkedinemailmoresan francisco — on friday, elon musk will complete a journey almost as improbable as his vaunted quest for mars.in attending president trump’s first business advisory council meeting, the south african-born, self-made billionaire who is bent on saving the world from global warming will have become counselor to a new york real estate mogul and u.s. president who is eager to bring back the age of coal.the move has many musk-watchers scratching their heads. he had not supported candida






ford starts exporting tor pickups to china


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study: storing solar power is a bad idea


p o: ryan jones, mbr image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5file - this aug. 27, 2015, file p o shows a solar power array that is part of sustainability improvements at the lamar buffalo ranch in yellowstone national park, wyo. in recent years, huge solar and wind farms have sprouted up on public desert land in the western united states buoyed by generous federal tax credits. a group of lawmakers in the most republican statehouse in the country is bucking the nationwide trend toward stricter renewable energy requirements with a plan to do the opposite: require utilities to get their electricity from fossil fuels or face fines. (ryan jones/jackson hole news & guide via ap, file) lessfile - this aug. 27, 2015, file p o shows a solar power array that is part of sustainability improvements at






donald trump likely to face questions over travel ban in meeting with ceos


washington: us president donald trump will likely face questions about his executive order restricting some travel to the united states when he meets with the ceos of major us companies at the white house on friday. companies whose chief executives are expected to attend the meeting of the president's business advisory panel include jpmorgan chase & co, general motors co, blackstone group lp, ibm corp, uber technologies inc and walt disney co, two officials briefed on the meeting said on wednesday. activists are already pressuring the ceos to raise concerns about the travel restrictions at the meeting, which comes at the end of another turbulent week for the trump administration. trump's order last friday, barring travel into the united states by people from seven muslim-majority coun






musk defends decision to stay on trump advisory council


closeskip in skipxembedxshare uber ceo travis kalanick said wednesday he would leave president trump's economic advisory group after taking heat for his involvement. newsytesla motors ceo elon musk unveils the company's newest products, in hawthorne, calif.(p o: ringo h.w. chiu, ap)san francisco — tesla and spacex ceo elon musk will keep his appointment at a friday gathering of ceos advising president trump on business matters.musk tweeted a long statement late thursday indicating that his decision was motivated by the belief that being part of such a committee was the best way "to provide feedback on issues that i think are important for our country and the world."the decision comes on the heels of uber ceo travis kalanick, who would have been musk's tech world colleague on the business a