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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Musk urges automakers to move faster on EVs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Established car companies must accelerate the development and sale of electric vehicles, despite a drastic decline in oil prices, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said today during a speech to auto executives at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Tesla offers Roadster upgrade package to reach a 400-mile range

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2014

Tesla Motors is offering a suite of upgrades to its sporty two-seat roadster, which it no longer sells, giving owners as much as a 400-mile range, enough to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles....
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Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I won't be at the conference

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise system....
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Tesla, BMW in talks over batteries, light-weight parts, Musk says

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2014

Tesla Motors is in talks with BMW over a possible alliance in battery technology and light-weight components, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a German weekly magazine....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A retail system can work for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

There is solid logic in having Tesla's growth channeled through a retail system that can expand quickly and give the consumer a first-rate shopping and ownership experience....
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Tesla expects 50% jump in deliveries this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc. said last week it expects to deliver 33,000 units of the Model S sedan in 2014, a 50 percent increase over 2013, due to the completion of assembly-line upgrades at its Fremont, Calif., factory this summer....
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Tesla stock bounces back 10% after Musk disputes WSJ on Twitter

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that sales of the electric Model S rose 65 percent in North America last month and reached a “record high” worldwide....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014

Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. Daimler sold its 4 percent Tesla stake for $780 million....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014

Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. On Tuesday, Daimler decided to cash out on its 4 percent stake for the price of $780 million....
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Tesla to end 'The D' suspense

12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk today will unveil new technology that helps keep drivers from drifting off the road and what analysts predict will be an all-wheel-drive variant of its Model S....
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Tesla spokesman Sproule leaves to be CMO at Aston Martin

11:05 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Aston Martin, the British sports car brand, said today it hired Simon Sproule, the vice president of communications at Tesla Motors, to serve as chief marketing officer under new CEO Andy Palmer. The move is effective November 1....
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Tesla's trump card? Used cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Tesla is developing a program to sell the Model S secondhand in a bid to lower the cost of entry for the $71,070 sedan and unlock the earnings potential of Tesla's factory-owned retail network....
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Tesla prepares to join automated-driving race

7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Tesla Motors will make its first foray toward automated driving, joining luxury rivals in offering high-tech features, including one that can keep the car in its lane, said a person familiar with the carmaker's plans....
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Tesla set to introduce automated-driving functions, report says

12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014

Tesla will make its first foray toward automated driving with a suite of new high-tech features including one that can keep the car in its lane, said a person familiar with the carmaker's plans....
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GABE NELSON

BLOG: Musk's mysterious 'D' is probably an awd Model S

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

With his 1 million-plus Twitter followers and his celebrity status, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a tendency to act like a one-man marketing department....
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Tesla's Musk hints at a new model and 'something else'

6:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out a cryptic tweet, saying it is "about time to unveil the D and something else," with an accompanying photo which mentioned a date, Oct. 9....
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2014 Eurostar winner Elon Musk

Oct. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk is this year's Eurostar winner for Entrepreneur....
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Tesla's Musk will speak at Automotive News World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., will be a featured speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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Tesla's Musk named Vanity Fair's top 'disrupter'

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk can add another accomplishment to his resume today: Vanity Fair has named him the top disrupter in its New Establishment list of influential players in technology, entertainment, finance and politics....
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Musk anticipates another Tesla-Toyota project in 2-3 years

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company and Toyota could team on another “significant” joint project in two or three years, and at higher volumes than the soon-to-end RAV4 program....
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Musk sees Tesla's future in diamond-shaped Nevada 'gigafactory'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk plans "romantic" touches for the company's multi-billion-dollar battery plant in Nevada that he says is vital to Tesla's goal of mass-market electric car sales. Aside from its scale, the factory will be diamond-shaped, aligned to true north and able to get all its power on site from wind, solar and geothermal systems....
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