Elon Musk

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tesla's conundrum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Elon Musk's ambitious plans for Tesla by 2020 require two strategic moves he now underestimates or ignores. Both, unless he spends a minimum of $4 billion by 2020, will doom Tesla, which will be reduced to an "ex" date brand rather than a marrying brand.... Read More »

 

Tesla completes L.A.-to-New York Model S charging network

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Tesla said it expanded its U.S. network of rapid chargers to allow owners of the battery-powered Model S sedan to drive their cars from coast to coast for the first time.... Read More »

 

Musk: Model S demand will spur Tesla assembly plant in China

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said sales of electric Model S cars in China should match U.S. levels as early as next year, with demand from the world's largest auto market eventually requiring a local plant.... Read More »

 

Musk’s English lesson risks wrath of U.S. regulator on fires

8:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Elon Musk, the billionaire co-founder of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, is sniping over semantics with the industry’s regulator, the latest step in what he calls a crusade to revolutionize the automobile.... Read More »

 

TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade.... Read More »

 

The 4 stages of 'crossing the chasm'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A startup company faces four “inflection points” to reach a successful mass-market position.... Read More »

 

COMING MONDAY

Tesla faces toughest challenge yet to meet expansion goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
Tesla Motors, on a roll this past year with its highly praised Model S electric vehicle, faces its hardest challenge is yet to come: achieving CEO Elon Musk's bold goal of increasing the company's estimated 2013 volume of 20,000 units to 250,000 in the United States -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade.... Read More »

 

Tesla to upgrade wall adapters after reports of garage fires

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Tesla Motors, which is under investigation by federal regulators over fires in its Model S sedan after battery punctures, will upgrade wall charger adapters following reports of overheating in garages.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Quips and jibes that caught our attention.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

Stories of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Light-vehicle sales in the United States continued to climb in 2013, but the year's most stunning news was the executive reshuffling at the top of General Motors.... Read More »

 

Fortune helps Musk continue his banner year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
There's no getting around it: This has been the year of Elon Musk.... Read More »

 

Tesla fire investigation records sought by NHTSA

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked Tesla Motors to submit detailed records as part of its investigation into battery fires that occurred in Model S vehicles.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Helpful perspective on Musk, Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Keith Crain is the senior statesman of our industry. His views and perspective have always represented the best for everyone involved in this business.... Read More »

 

Tesla woos car-guy lawmakers with rides to counter dealers' cash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2013
At both the state and federal level, Tesla Motors is running a risk Microsoft faced in the 1990s, when it found itself in the midst of a government antitrust action without an experienced advocacy team to shepherd it through the system and build allies for the future. As a result, CEO Elon Musk is putting his star power against one of the best connected and most experienced lobbies, which has outspent Tesla by multitudes in state capitols and often has some of their own serving as legislators.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Musk can run, but he can't hide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
When you decide to get involved in the automobile industry, you quickly discover that there are more touch points with government, both state and federal, than probably in any other industry in the world.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Has Elon Musk's PR machine met its match?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stridently insisted that the recent spate of battery fires in Model S sedans is being blown out of proportion. He may be right, but a good public relations strategy requires more than that.... Read More »

 

Ghosn joins Tesla's Musk in questioning viability of fuel cell vehicles

Nov. 20, 2013 09:49 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the market won't be ready for fuel cell vehicles before 2020, joining Tesla's Elon Musk in questioning the future of hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

 

Tesla Model S probed by U.S. after three fires in five weeks

5:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Tesla Motors' Model S, the plug-in electric sedan marketed by the company as “the safest car in America,” is being investigated by federal auto regulators in a possible precursor to a recall.... Read More »

 

Tesla Model S probed by U.S. after three fires in five weeks

Nov. 19, 2013 11:58 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the plug-in electric sedan marketed by the company as “the safest car in America,” is being investigated by U.S. federal auto regulators in a possible precursor to a recall.... Read More »

 

Tesla says 3 workers hurt in industrial accident at U.S. plant

Nov. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Tesla says three employees at its California plant that builds electric Model S sedans were injured by hot metal from a casting press during an industrial accident.... Read More »

 

Tesla's Musk says Model S recall 'definitely' won't happen, but decision up to regulators

7:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk says “there's definitely not going to be a recall” of the company's Model S sedan. Ultimately, it's not up to him.... Read More »

 

Tesla's Musk says there 'definitely' won't be recall of Model S

Nov. 12, 2013 22:38 CET
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said there ''definitely'' won't be a recall of the company's Model S sedan as the electric-car maker waits to see if U.S. regulators investigate crash-related fires involving the vehicle.... Read More »

 

Tesla's Musk says there 'definitely' won't be recall of Model S

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said "there definitely won’t be a recall" of the company’s Model S sedan as the electric-car maker waits to see if federal regulators investigate crash-related fires involving the vehicle.... Read More »

 

Tesla mulls 'giga-factory' for EV batteries, Musk says

6:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Tesla is mulling plans to create a "giga-factory" to manufacture electric vehicle battery packs for the automaker's consumption, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Musk said Tesla's long-term ambitions to build 500,000 electric vehicles annually could chew up the vast majority of current lithium ion battery supplies globally -- for all industries, including computers and cellphones.... Read More »

 

Power play: 3 auto guys are in the mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Last week Forbes issued its list of the world's "most powerful people," 72 in all, and found spots for three car guys. The magazine calls it "an annual snapshot of the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world."... Read More »

 

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