Elon Musk

Why Ford just said no when Musk tried to put the 'E' in SEX

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Elon Musk says he wanted to name Tesla's planned third model, a compact, battery-powered sedan, the Model E....
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Tesla won't select final gigafactory site until late 2014, Musk says

4:50 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Tesla Motors won't decide until year end where to build a battery “gigafactory” even as it readies multiple plant sites, CEO Elon Musk told investors on Tuesday....
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Tesla's Musk says Space Taxi could ferry astronauts by 2016

8:47 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Space Exploration Technologies, the private rocket maker controlled by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, said its reusable Space Taxi capsule will be ready to take astronauts to the International Space Station within two years....
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Fisker boss will 'burn as much cash as it takes' as it takes on Tesla

7:05 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
The Chinese billionaire who bought Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. at a bankruptcy auction is planning to build a new slate of electric-drive cars in the United States, challenging Tesla Motors Inc. on its home turf....
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Musk sees need for many 'gigafactories' for battery demand

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the need for lower-cost batteries for autos and power storage means there will need to be hundreds of “gigafactories” like the one the carmaker is planning to build....
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Tesla posts Q1 net loss of $49.8 million

7:21 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Despite record production of 7,535 Model S electric vehicles, Tesla Motors posted a $49.8 million net loss in the first quarter while revenue rose to $620 million....
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Tesla should ditch carmaking business for batteries, bond manager says

8:46 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Jeffrey Gundlach has some advice for billionaire Elon Musk: Get out of the car business....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET
Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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Tesla plans at least 2 battery sites in U.S., Musk says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Tesla Motors is close to naming sites in at least two U.S. states for a planned battery "gigafactory" and will break ground at each to ensure one is ready to supply lithium ion packs within three years....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tenacity serves Tesla CEO well

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Don't forget how far Elon Musk has already brought Tesla into the automakers' world....
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Musk's pay as Tesla CEO drops 99.9% to less than $70,000

5:49 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2014
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO and one of the wealthiest U.S. entrepreneurs, saw his take home pay from the automaker plunge by more than 99.9 percent last year after a surge in his 2012 stock options....
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Tesla, lawyer trade grenades in lemon-law suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
When life hands you lemon-law suits in Teslatown -- hey, forget lemonade; come out swinging....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why new world Tesla needs old world factory relief

7:27 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Despite all the ongoing Wall Street chatter about Tesla, there really is a larger issue closer at hand worth watching: How long will it take Tesla to sort out its manufacturing blocking and tackling?...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Tesla wasting time? Maybe not

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Just because Automotive News' entire readership is scared is no reason to declare it a waste of time, energy and money....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The National Automobile Dealers Association is one large gorilla, and Crain certainly does not want to cross it....
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KEITH CRAIN

Tesla's wasting time, energy, money

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
If you care about customers, you have to be able to take care of them when they need help. For some reason, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has decided to wage war with the retail business to the detriment of his customers....
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YANG JIAN

In China, Musk rivals Jobs as tech superstar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Never before has a car model created such a big splash in China as the Tesla Model S electric sedan. Most observers here admire the company's innovative business model of selling the Model S through its own stores....
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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....
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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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