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Tesla Productions to be Taken Over by NCP Robotics

Tesla Productions to be Taken Over by NCP Robotics

By Joshua Savitzky

During a surprise and secret visit to Northside College Prep in January of last year, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk witnessed the bustling NCP Pep Rally, where Musk got to see the school’s T-shirt cannon robot, Zeke. Musk was reportedly floored by the genius of the robot, and, after a fierce battle with the shareholding committee, Musk returned to Northside last week to announce that he would be giving the NCP Robotics Club, Axiom 4787, the rights to design and produce the next line of Tesla self-driving electric cars, the Tesla E.

The announcement came as a surprise to Kevin Rueda, Adv 003, a member of the management team for Axiom. Musk met with Axiom last Friday to discuss the deal. Rueda reported that it went very well and said that “Axiom is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Tesla. Seeing our hard work pay off is truly rewarding.”

A spokesperson for Musk told the Hoofbeat, “It was a hard choice to be sure, but we are certain that Northside students are more than capable of developing the future of Tesla and technology in general. We are proud that Northside is able to accept our offer.”

After the meeting, Musk took the team out for lunch to have a good time before he had to take off. “Having Elon’s personal phone number is pretty cool,” said Rueda.


The first model of the new line is rumored to have T-shirt cannons on both sides as well as have remote control features for easy driving even when the car is not in self-driving mode. Axiom will be receiving both sponsorship from Tesla and payment for designing the new cars. Rueda was particularly excited about the sponsorship: “Going forward, we plan to continue competing at robotics competitions. With Tesla as a partner, we might actually stand a chance.”

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