Tesla

Ohio Senate panel approves bill allowing Tesla retail stores

6:16 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
An Ohio Senate committee approved a bill barring automakers from selling directly to consumers except for three stores operated by Tesla Motors. The compromise was approved by Tesla and the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, which had sought to block the automaker's sales model, said Senator Scott Oelslager, the committee chairman.... Read More »

 

N.J. bill would let Tesla sell cars directly, reversing ban

9:04 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow Tesla Motors to continue selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers, a practice banned by the state two weeks ago.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Why Tesla vs. dealers debate could become a 2016 presidential talking point

12:17 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
It’s looking like Tesla’s corporate-owned showrooms could be a political flashpoint in the 2016 presidential election now that Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has come out as a defender of Tesla’s right to sell cars without franchised dealers.... Read More »

 

Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles.... Read More »

 

AN reporter Mark Rechtin is Neal winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mark Rechtin, West Coast editor for Automotive News, won a first-place prize in the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards, a prestigious journalism contest that recognizes the nation's finest business-to-business media.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

GM asks Ohio governor to not allow 'different set of rules' for Tesla stores

4:27 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
GM earlier this month sent a letter to Ohio Gov. John Kasich expressing concerns into whether the state was going to permit electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. to expand beyond its two Ohio storefronts.... Read More »

 

Tesla direct sales bill moves forward in Arizona

4:13 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
An Arizona Senate committee has pushed forward a bill that would let electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors sell its cars directly to consumers.... Read More »

 

Google co-founder would send his money to Tesla's Musk

3:38 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page says that when he dies he has a plan for where his billions should go -- not to charity, but to people like Tesla founder Elon Musk.... Read More »

 

Musk touts Tesla video ad made by recent college grads for $1,500

11:48 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Tesla Motors doesn't spend a dime on paid advertising, but a group of recent college graduates decided to make a video spot for the electric car company anyway -- much to the delight of CEO Elon Musk.... Read More »

 

Tesla: N.J. can't pull plug on us

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the electric-vehicle maker will explore "judicial remedies" to restore its ability to sell directly from two factory-owned stores in New Jersey.... Read More »

 

Tesla will expand European outlets

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will open more than 30 new service centers and stores in Europe as it anticipates a jump in sales in the region.... Read More »

 

Tesla vs. dealer issue creates political firestorm in N.J.

12:13 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
The controversy surrounding Tesla Motors selling cars directly to consumers has become part of New Jersey's ongoing political drama involving Governor Chris Christie -- one of the Republican Party's top potential candidates to run for president in 2016.... Read More »

 

Tesla hires Renault-Nissan chief spokesman Sproule in global push

March 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla is hiring a veteran of Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan alliance to manage its marketing and message as it prepares to push into China.... Read More »

 

Tesla hires Renault-Nissan chief spokesman Sproule in global push

1:55 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
Tesla Motors, preparing to sell electric cars to China as it fights car dealers in the United States, is hiring a veteran of Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan alliance to manage its marketing and message.... Read More »

 

Tesla may be forced to shut N.J. stores after state commission vote

12:22 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Tesla may have to shut down its factory-owned stores in New Jersey starting April 1 after the state's motor vehicle commission on Tuesday adopted new rules on dealership licensing.... Read More »

 

Tesla, Apple supplier Amtek bets auto industry will fuel its growth

9:30 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Amtek Engineering, the Singapore maker of auto parts for Tesla Motors and chargers for Apple iPhones, plans to double sales to $2 billion in five to seven years through acquisitions.... Read More »

 

Tesla expects Europe, Asia sales to nearly double N.A. by end of the year

6:27 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Tesla said it will open more than 30 new service centers and stores in Europe as it anticipates a jump in sales in that region and Asia.... Read More »

 

SPLIT DECISION FOR TESLA?

Latest battles in states likely to yield mixed results for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
A new round of state legislative battles between Tesla Motors Inc. and dealers looks like a draw so far.... Read More »

 

Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit.... Read More »

 

INTERACTIVE

Tesla's state-by-state battle with dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
A breakdown of where states with Tesla storefronts stand on the issue.... Read More »

 

Tesla and its high-flying shares defy odds, still face skeptics

10:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Tesla, propelled by praise from Consumer Reports and plans to build a better battery and expand in Asia, has cemented its place as the highest-flying automobile stock in at least two decades.... Read More »

 

Tesla's $5 billion gigafactory may spark state bidding war

10:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Tesla's plan to build what co-founder Elon Musk bills as the world's largest battery factory could shake up the power industry and trigger a bidding contest between 4 states eager for the 6,500 jobs the $5 billion investment could create.... Read More »

 

Tesla to invest $2 billion in U.S. gigafactory

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
Tesla said it plans to invest $2 billion in a U.S. car battery plant that will be capable of supplying lithium ion packs for 500,000 vehicles a year by 2020. The factory, which is expected to go online in 2017, is part of Tesla's blueprint for a more affordable electric vehicle and would be the first major, integrated U.S. facility producing battery cells for electric cars.... Read More »

 

Tesla plans $1.6 billion offering to fund gigafactory

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
Tesla is offering $1.6 billion of convertible senior notes to help fund a battery factory.... Read More »

 

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