Executives
UPDATED: 8/15/18 4:20 pm ET - adds closing stock price

More evidence suggests Musk tweeted Tesla plans too soon

A week after Elon Musk shocked the markets by proclaiming Tesla may become a private company, evidence has piled up that the mercurial CEO was tweeting too soon.


Mercedes turns its vans into "end-to-end" solutions

It's no longer enough to simply build and sell commercial vans. Mercedes is turning it into a services concept.

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UPDATED: 8/15/18 4:17 pm ET
Musk may face national security review in a Tesla-Saudi deal

Elon Musk will likely need clearance from U.S. national security officials for any proposal to take Tesla private with financing from Saudi Arabia, just as the Trump administration steps up scrutiny of foreign investment in American technology.

UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A case for Chrysler's brand

Reader calls for FCA to "do the right thing" and preserve Chrysler's legacy in the wake of CEO Sergio Marchionne's death.

Saudi fund in talks to invest in Tesla buyout deal

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks that could see it becoming a significant investor in Tesla as part of Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric car maker private, according to a person with direct knowledge of the fund’s plans.

Is Tesla better off private?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent tweet that he was considering taking the company private raises the question: Do public markets, with the huge amount of capital they provide to new mobility companies, hurt or help those operations?

Tesla seeks wide investor pool in push to go private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and advisers are seeking a wide pool of investors to back a potential take-private of the automaker to avoid concentrating ownership among a few new large holders, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.


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