Elon Musk

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Tesla stock soars amid talk that 'gigafactory' could transform power industry

10:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc.'s plan to ramp up battery production by building what CEO Elon Musk calls a “gigafactory” may do even more to transform the power industry than it does to advance the electric car....
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Tesla cuts losses but sees costly year ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Tesla Motors finished its first year as a full-fledged automaker with 22,477 cars sold, $2 billion in revenue and a net loss of $74 million....
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Tesla's Musk confirms Apple talks, says deal 'unlikely'

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc has had "conversations" with Apple, CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg TV today, responding to speculation that the iPhone and iPad maker had shown interest in the electric car company....
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Tesla stock hits new high on Apple rumors

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Tesla Motors shares traded at a record high today amid speculation about the nature of a 2013 meeting between the electric-car maker's CEO, Elon Musk, and Apple's head of mergers and acquisitions, four analysts said....
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Tesla probing cause of Toronto garage fire with Model S

7:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors, awaiting results of a federal probe into crash-related battery fires and which updated software to prevent overheating when recharging, said it's looking into a fire involving a Model S in Canada....
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C-SUITE TWEETS

For executives, Twitter is a chance to serve the brand and show their human side

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The Twittersphere is probably the last thing on the mind of new General Motors CEO Mary Barra....
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Fisker assets spur Chinese duel with patents as top prize

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Two Chinese-backed companies are locked in a bidding war, culminating next week, to take over bankrupt carmaker Fisker Automotive. The prize is 18 patents and a possible toehold in the U.S. and Chinese markets....
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Musk holds swagger in check after Tesla's wild ride in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla Motors, is known for speaking out even on some of his most ambitious ideas. Now he says he's trying to show restraint and let the company's actions do the talking....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 3. This edition looks at Europe's 2013 winners and losers in terms of sales and features interviews with BMW development chief Herbert Diess and new Mercedes sales boss Ola Kaellenius....
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AMY WILSON

Tesla is the latest chapter in factory vs. dealer franchise fights

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
When it comes to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the franchise system, Connecticut dealer Jeff Aiosa says he's seen this movie before. Manufacturers will keep challenging dealer protection laws, and dealers will keep pushing back....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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