Tesla applies for dealership license in Michigan

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Tesla Motors has applied for a Michigan dealership license, a move the automaker said is intended to test a state law effectively banning the electric-vehicle maker's direct-sales model....
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Michigan may see ballot petition to allow direct vehicle sales

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

A recent University of Michigan graduate who aspires to work in politics is launching a ballot petition drive to allow automakers to sell new vehicles directly to Michigan consumers....
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Over-the-air updates on varied paths

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Over-the-air vehicle updates aren't just for Tesla anymore. But other manufacturers lack such easy remote access to their vehicles in service. So they're choosing from several ways to get software updates into cars, including options that loop in the owner's smartphone....
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Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Back in 2008, with gas prices averaging nearly $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama set a goal of getting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the roads by 2015. Yet today -- with gas prices near $2 a gallon -- only about 400,000 electric cars have been sold....
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FTC workshop on auto retailing examines regulation, factory-direct sales

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

How much regulation is too much? That was the core question at a daylong hearing Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission on state laws and auto retailing, including the issue of direct factory-to-consumer vehicle sales....
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Tesla sues German supplier over Model X falcon doors

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Tesla Motors sued a German parts supplier for misrepresenting its ability to design and build the signature falcon-wing doors on its long-delayed Model X crossover....
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The auto world according to Jonas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments....
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Tesla curbs autopilot functionality in Model S cars

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Tesla Motors said it was updating the Autopilot driving systems in Model S sedans to put new limits on its hands-free operation, which has been both praised for its innovation while criticized for having been launched too early....
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Fire consumes Tesla Model S in Norway at recharging station

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Tesla officials are investigating a mysterious fire that destroyed a Model S sedan Friday at one of the company's Supercharger stations in Kristiansand, Norway, about 200 miles southwest of Oslo, the capital....
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Faraday Future loses battery designer before EV's debut at CES

6:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Faraday Future Inc., the electric-car startup backed by Chinese Internet billionaire Jia Yueting, lost its chief battery architect ahead of introducing its concept vehicle at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas....
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Charging up the cheaper EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Tesla has a loyal base of wealthy customers, but its growth hinges on the Model 3, which is due to go on sale in late 2017....
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Tesla delivers 17,400 vehicles in Q4, hitting target

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2016

Tesla delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter, hitting its target of at least 50,000 vehicles for the year....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

People, vehicles and other stuff we spent some time on in 2015...
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Jia Yeuting: Raiding Tesla's ranks to build an EV empire

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

Faraday Future, a Los Angeles enterprise financed by Beijing media mogul Jia Yueting, is determined to get up and running in the electric-vehicle market with autonomous-drive technology as quickly as possible....
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Elon Musk: Challenging the franchise system

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

When Elon Musk laid out his blueprint for electric vehicle-maker Tesla Motors in 2004, he proposed many approaches that ran counter to accepted car business practices. But none of them upset the American industry status quo quite so much as his plan to retail Teslas directly to consumers, without going through a network of independent franchised dealers....
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Fiat Chrysler buys emissions credits from Tesla, Toyota, Honda

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Fiat Chrysler, which lags the auto industry in fuel efficiency, purchased U.S. greenhouse gas emissions credits from Toyota, Tesla and Honda, a government report said today....
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NextEV picks ex-Cisco tech chief to lead U.S. operations

6:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

NextEV named Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems' former technology chief, to lead U.S. operations for the Chinese electric-car startup. Warrior, 55, will be U.S. CEO and head of development for software and user experience....
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Faraday picks Las Vegas suburb for $1 billion EV plant

9:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, selected Nevada for the company’s planned $1 billion U.S. factory....
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Tesla's 1,656 job openings underpin quest to become profitable

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Tesla Motors had 1,656 job openings posted as of Monday afternoon. After losing $1.88 billion since 2007, Tesla is piling on the personnel as it offers more models, builds the world's biggest battery factory and expands globally, including stores opening this week in Mexico City and Edinburgh....
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Porsche approves Tesla Model S rival in push to move beyond VW scandal

Dec. 4, 2015 16:43 CET

Porsche will build a production version of the Mission E concept as the brand's first all-electric vehicle to take on the Tesla Model S. The VW Group division approved a $1.09 billion project to produce the battery-powered sports car....
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Tesla, Mini to skip Detroit auto show

11:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Tesla and Mini have joined Jaguar Land Rover in skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show next month....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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