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 »

Tesla's Model X: What critics, analysts are saying

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Tesla's Model X is one of the most anticipated new nameplates of the year. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover unveiled last week at the company's factory in Fremont, Calif.... Read More »


Tesla prepped its crossover for tight parking spots, apocalypse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Tesla delivered the first few units of the Model X to a select group of investors and showed off features that include falcon-wing doors, a sky-view windshield and an enormous air filter with a maxed-out option that CEO Elon Musk dubbed "bioweapon defense mode."... Read More »

Musk: Tesla Model X crossover debut stokes 'strong' demand for sedan

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Tesla Motors saw strong orders of the Model S sedan tied to the launch of its new crossover this week, relieving some concerns that the new model might siphon away sales of the sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Friday.... Read More »


BLOG: Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Facing a rising tide of disruptors, Old Auto desperately needs to stop being its own worst enemy.... Read More »

Google co-founder Sergey Brin got Tesla's fourth Model X, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, an early investor in Tesla Motors, was one of the first customers to take delivery of Tesla's all-electric SUV, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »


All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Tesla gave journalists a chance to drive the new Model X and fiddle with the crossover's avant-garde features, from the “falcon-wing” doors to the motorized second-row seats. The basic design has hardly changed since a prototype debuted in early 2012, but Tesla kept some surprises up its sleeve.... Read More »

Tesla begins deliveries of Model X electric SUV to take on luxury rivals

Sept. 30, 2015 11:14 CET

Tesla began deliveries of its Model X electric SUV, a product the automaker hopes will help it compete with future battery-driven SUVs from Audi and Porsche.... Read More »

Musk says diesel-cheating is bad, but CO2 emissions are worse

10:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, speaking in Germany today, said revelations that Volkswagen AG cheated on diesel emission tests is “obviously bad,” but that the issue the world should really be concerned about is carbon dioxide emissions.... Read More »

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass market that includes an assortment of cameras, radar, lidar and computer chips that make up collision avoidance systems. The suppliers that will profit are a well-defined group of big suppliers with production-ready components.... Read More »

Tesla struggles in Germany with consumers unswayed by Model S cult

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Tesla has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. But in Europe's biggest car market, consumers are proving harder to convince.... Read More »

Audi's EV push won't stop with e-tron quattro

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

A second EV will join Audi’s U.S. lineup after the e-tron quattro concept. In a strategy similar to Tesla, Audi aims to introduce battery-electric EVs that provoke desirability, with a long driving range, high design and performance, to fuel consumer demand and command strong transaction prices.... Read More »


BLOG: VW Group boldly takes up Tesla's electric challenge

11:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Had Elon Musk attended the Volkswagen Group's brand cavalcade last night, he probably would've left with a smile on his face.... Read More »

After Model X, Tesla will make a mass-market shift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

After introducing the Model X crossover this fall, Tesla will turn to the next chapter in its product plan: the smaller, more affordable Model 3, due in late 2017.... Read More »

Porsche, Audi EVs zero in on Tesla

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

The high-performance electric car market is shaping up to be a high-profile battleground featuring some of the world's most glamorous brands after Porsche and Audi unveiled models to challenge pioneer Tesla Motors.... Read More »

Luxury brands hit the gas on new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

With U.S. auto sales booming, the ultraluxury brands are stepping up development of new products. At the top of the list for each is a crossover or SUV - unthinkable several years ago but now a must.... Read More »


German luxury brands take aim at Model S and Model X

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

German premium-car makers are taking Tesla very seriously. Four have vehicles in the works or under consideration that take dead aim at the upstart U.S. electric vehicle maker. The latest to join the chase: Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

Tesla chief Musk offers chilly warning about global warming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Tesla founder Elon Musk does not pull any punches when it comes to global warming, which he says poses a real and present danger. Speaking to Tim Urban, proprietor of the Wait But Why blog, Musk said “the indefinite extension of the fossil fuels era [is] the dumbest experiment in history.”... Read More »

Massive windshield, 'sculptural' seats: A glimpse inside Tesla's Model X

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

New images suggest the Tesla Model X will have a windshield so large that it doubles as a moonroof, stretching well above the driver's head.... Read More »

Ex-Tesla engineer charged with illegally accessing employee evaluations

4:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015

A former Tesla Motors engineer has been charged in federal court with felony computer intrusion for accessing his manager's email account, sharing employee evaluations with others and posting confidential information on the Web.... Read More »

Mercedes is working on Tesla Model S fighter, r&d chief tells paper

Sept. 3, 2015 12:08 CET

Mercedes is working on an electric car to compete with the Tesla Model S and the vehicle will be launched "soon," the automaker's development chief, Thomas Weber, told a German auto magazine.... Read More »

Tesla will begin deliveries of Model X on Sept. 29

Sept. 3, 2015 11:17 CET

Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month. The Model X will launch with a premium-priced special version called the Signature series that will cost between $132,000 and $144,000.... Read More »

First Tesla Model X buyers now picking colors, 'Ludicrous Mode'

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

The first customers who reserved Tesla's Model X all-electric SUV have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size and whether they want to drive ludicrously fast.... Read More »

Tesla names new Germany chief amid slow sales

Sept. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

Tesla named a new top executive in Germany, where the U.S. electric car maker is struggling to gain a foothold.... Read More »

Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese electric vehicle startup, NextEV

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors.... Read More »