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Tesla idles California plant to retool for electric SUVs

3:37 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Tesla Motors today halted production at its sole assembly plant for the first time for a revamp the company said is necessary to speed Model S output and prepare it to make electric crossovers....
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BMW open to sharing battery technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
BMW is open to sharing with rival automakers the electric-vehicle battery cell technology it co-developed with Samsung SDI....
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Musk pledges $1 million to help build Tesla Science Center

12:22 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Center, a museum to be built on the site of 20th-century inventor Nikola Tesla's lab on Long Island in New York....
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EDITORIAL

Musk makes auto industry rethink basic assumptions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is exerting an inordinate influence over the auto industry in many ways. But his biggest waves come in the area of factory-dealer relations....
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Tesla expands charging network across Europe

June 20, 2014 12:38 CET
Tesla plans to expand its network of fast-charging stations to allow its customers to drive across Europe. Tesla opened three stations along German highways to facilitate travel from Germany to Switzerland and Austria....
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Musk says Tesla's patents are open to all automakers

1:13 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
Tesla Motors will relinquish its legal right to defend its electric vehicle patents “against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology," CEO Elon Musk said today....
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Tesla could open factory in Europe, CEO Musk says

June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will build a factory in Europe once sales of its cars reach 160,000 a year in the region, CEO Elon Musk said. The electric-car maker also plans to open a European r&d center "next year or the year after," Musk said....
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Why Ford just said no when Musk tried to put the 'E' in SEX

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Elon Musk says he wanted to name Tesla's planned third model, a compact, battery-powered sedan, the Model E....
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Tesla won't select final gigafactory site until late 2014, Musk says

4:50 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Tesla Motors won't decide until year end where to build a battery “gigafactory” even as it readies multiple plant sites, CEO Elon Musk told investors on Tuesday....
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Tesla's Musk says Space Taxi could ferry astronauts by 2016

8:47 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Space Exploration Technologies, the private rocket maker controlled by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, said its reusable Space Taxi capsule will be ready to take astronauts to the International Space Station within two years....
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Fisker boss will 'burn as much cash as it takes' as it takes on Tesla

7:05 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
The Chinese billionaire who bought Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. at a bankruptcy auction is planning to build a new slate of electric-drive cars in the United States, challenging Tesla Motors Inc. on its home turf....
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Musk sees need for many 'gigafactories' for battery demand

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the need for lower-cost batteries for autos and power storage means there will need to be hundreds of “gigafactories” like the one the carmaker is planning to build....
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Tesla posts Q1 net loss of $49.8 million

7:21 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Despite record production of 7,535 Model S electric vehicles, Tesla Motors posted a $49.8 million net loss in the first quarter while revenue rose to $620 million....
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Tesla should ditch carmaking business for batteries, bond manager says

8:46 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Jeffrey Gundlach has some advice for billionaire Elon Musk: Get out of the car business....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET
Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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Tesla plans at least 2 battery sites in U.S., Musk says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Tesla Motors is close to naming sites in at least two U.S. states for a planned battery "gigafactory" and will break ground at each to ensure one is ready to supply lithium ion packs within three years....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tenacity serves Tesla CEO well

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Don't forget how far Elon Musk has already brought Tesla into the automakers' world....
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Musk's pay as Tesla CEO drops 99.9% to less than $70,000

5:49 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2014
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO and one of the wealthiest U.S. entrepreneurs, saw his take home pay from the automaker plunge by more than 99.9 percent last year after a surge in his 2012 stock options....
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Tesla, lawyer trade grenades in lemon-law suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
When life hands you lemon-law suits in Teslatown -- hey, forget lemonade; come out swinging....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why new world Tesla needs old world factory relief

7:27 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Despite all the ongoing Wall Street chatter about Tesla, there really is a larger issue closer at hand worth watching: How long will it take Tesla to sort out its manufacturing blocking and tackling?...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Tesla wasting time? Maybe not

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Just because Automotive News' entire readership is scared is no reason to declare it a waste of time, energy and money....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The National Automobile Dealers Association is one large gorilla, and Crain certainly does not want to cross it....
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KEITH CRAIN

Tesla's wasting time, energy, money

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
If you care about customers, you have to be able to take care of them when they need help. For some reason, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has decided to wage war with the retail business to the detriment of his customers....
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YANG JIAN

In China, Musk rivals Jobs as tech superstar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Never before has a car model created such a big splash in China as the Tesla Model S electric sedan. Most observers here admire the company's innovative business model of selling the Model S through its own stores....
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Tesla finds way to share the road with dealers in Washington state

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2014
On President's Day last month, about 40 electric-car advocates gathered under the rotunda at the state capitol in Washington state, where a lobbyist for Tesla Motors urged them to rally against a bill that would prevent the carmaker from opening new sales offices in the state....
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