Tesla offers less powerful Model X for $80,000

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Tesla plans 90D and 70D variants of the Model X crossover, the latter of which will include a 70 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a sticker price of $80,000, plus a $1,200 shipping charge.... Read More »

Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Tesla Motors, unable to fully explain a broken seat belt discovered in early November by a European owner of the all-electric Model S sedan, has decided to recall the entire Model S fleet.... Read More »

Tesla in talks with Germany over possible battery factory

Nov. 17, 2015 16:17 CET

Tesla is in discussions with the German government about building a battery factory in the country. Tesla has said that Germany is a key market for its household battery-storage systems.... Read More »

Model S option becomes police matter: We've got a report of a kid in the trunk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Done with shopping, a mom and dad toss their bags in the back seat, their daughter in the trunk and drive off. A watchful bystander takes notice and alerts the police. Except, this is a Tesla Model S, which has third-row, rear-facing child seats as an option.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Tesla leads larger auto players in big data

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Tesla could give established automakers lessons on how to maximize big data. “They are already more advanced,” says Matthias Bentenrieder, who specializes in big data at consultancy Oliver Wyman.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Tesla leads larger auto players in big data

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Tesla could give established automakers lessons on how to maximize big data. “They are already more advanced,” says Matthias Bentenrieder, who specializes in big data at consultancy Oliver Wyman.... Read More »

Karma Automotive links with BMW for electric drive technology

9:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned company once known as Fisker, is working with BMW to access some of the German automaker's electric drive and charging technology.... Read More »

Suppliers give Tesla high praise for innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Tesla has cracked the ranks of top-performing OEMs in a survey that measures carmakers on their ability to foster innovation and adopt new technology from suppliers. BMW again ranked first.... Read More »

Chinese-backed startup targets Tesla with $1 billion U.S. plant

11:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of taking on Tesla Motors, starting with a $1 billion investment in a new U.S. factory that will build electric cars starting in 2017.... Read More »

Tesla's Model X output could be the focus of Q3 report

6:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

When Tesla Motors releases third-quarter results after the market closes today, analysts and investors will be focused on how production of the Model X SUV is going -- and if it is increasing fast enough to get Tesla to its ambitious target of delivering at least 50,000 autos this year.... Read More »

Tesla's loss triples to $230M on Model X hiccups

4:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Despite building and delivering a record number of vehicles in the third quarter, Tesla Motors on Tuesday reported that its net loss tripled to $230 million, a result of the long-delayed rollout of the Model X crossover.... Read More »


Tesla ends $100 flat fee service promise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Tesla once pledged door-to-door “Ranger” service for covered repairs for $100. The company is now charging some customers much more than that, triggering owner complaints.... Read More »

Swatch mulls IPO for EV battery unit as VW scandal boosts interest

9:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek is considering an initial public offering for the clean-power unit that builds batteries for electric cars as Volkswagen's diesel emissions violations boost interest in energy-efficient technology.... Read More »

Hardware glitches could come to haunt Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Tesla Motors designed the Model S as the car of the future. Yet the automaker is still learning to deal with old-school hardware problems.... Read More »

Musk says Tesla negotiating with China on local production

7:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Tesla Motors is negotiating with the Chinese government on potentially producing cars domestically, CEO Elon Musk said.... Read More »

Tesla, Musk shine from free celebrity marketing, but will it last?

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Stephen Colbert's glowing report about his Tesla show how the automaker benefits from celebrity enthusiasm -- for free, from customers that include Oprah Winfrey -- to promote the brand. Throw in some viral Internet clips, test drives and customer referral programs, and Tesla is able to spend money on developing products instead of on marketing.... Read More »

Nissan exec leads $10 billion quest to discover the next Elon Musk

7:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga is on a $10 billion quest to discover Japan’s top entrepreneurs, who can start companies as globally competitive as Tesla and Apple.... Read More »

Tesla beams down 'autopilot' mode to Model S

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Tesla Motors, in its most ambitious step toward self-driving cars, is rolling out a long-awaited software package called Autopilot for its Model S sedan, rivaling features from luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

Tesla says 2 journalists caught trespassing at Nevada plant site

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Two journalists were caught trespassing at Tesla's $5 billion Gigafactory site in Nevada on Friday, one of whom drove into security employees, the electric carmaker said in a blog post.... Read More »

Audi will build Q6 e-tron SUV in Belgium, paper says

Oct. 14, 2015 11:24 CET

Audi will build the Q6 electric SUV, the brand's rival to the Tesla Model X, at its factory in Belgium, a report said. The Q6 is Audi's first electric model designed for series production.... Read More »

Aston Martin seeks 'beauty and soul' in all-electric sports cars

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Aston Martin, the 102 year-old maker of high-performance cars featured in the next James Bond film, is envisioning a future when its engines are fueled by electricity instead of gasoline.... Read More »


BLOG: Tesla a disrupter? Uber is the real threat, Nissan N.A. exec says

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

So, which outsider is going to disrupt the auto industry? Tesla? Apple? Google? Uber? A senior Nissan executive said Friday that Uber will force traditional competitors to reinvent themselves or die -- even as he discounted efforts by Apple, Google and Tesla to do the same.... Read More »

Model X madness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

“I think we got a little carried away,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk said of the Tesla Model X, the all-electric, three-row crossover he unveiled last month. Was it really too much? Here are some first impressions of the X.... Read More »

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work. The Tesla CEO, in an interview with a German newspaper, dismissed the notion that Apple hires top engineers away from his company.... Read More »

A Stanford professor's quest to fix driverless cars' major flaw

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

As the autonomous car movement barrels ahead, Chris Gerdes is raising questions about ethical choices that must inevitably be programmed into the robotic minds expected one day soon to be driving along the nation's highways.... Read More »

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