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Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit.... Read More »

 

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.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Tesla says Model S to retain 5-star rating amid NHTSA safety review

6:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Tesla said the safety rating for the Model S sedan is reaffirmed for 2014 while it is under review by U.S. regulators over battery-related fires.... Read More »

 

Tesla says Germany clears Model S after fires

Dec. 3, 2013 12:50 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the electric car being investigated for a possible U.S. recall, was cleared of any safety defect in a review by Germany's transportation regulator, the company said.... 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 »

 

DUTCH MANDEL

The Great Tesla bubble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Do I go too far out on a limb to suggest that Tesla is the modern-day version of the Great Tulip Bubble of March 1637? Remember, that was when speculators drove prices of just-introduced tulip bulbs to astronomical heights. Some single bulbs cost more than 10 times an average working man's annual salary. That's Tesla.... Read More »

 

Tesla Model S is the hot ticket in Norway

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Tesla Motors' electric Model S became the top-selling car in Norway last month, and drivers even paid a premium to buy the sports car secondhand to avoid having to wait five months for a new one, dealers said.... Read More »

 

Tesla's Model S overtakes VW Golf as Norway's best-selling car

Oct. 8, 2013 15:37 CET
The Tesla Model S became the top-selling car in Norway last month, pushing the VW Golf into second place. Electric cars are popular in Norway because of generous subsidies.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tell the whole story about Musk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
I'm not betting on or against Elon Musk. That's surely best done on Wall Street.... Read More »

 

BMW sees no rival in Tesla as it readies plug-in i8 supercar

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW's rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. The German automaker, however, isn't worried about competing with Telsa in the niche because BMW says the cars target different buyers.... Read More »

 

Errant EV turns out the lights in Tennessee

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Tesla's battery-powered Model S uses a lot of juice, but that's not why one of the high-performance sedans caused an energy crisis in Tennessee last week.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW set to join Tesla in green supercar battle

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
The early success of the Tesla Model S, with about 10,000 North American deliveries in the first half of 2013, is signaling there's a market for premium rechargeable autos. BMW's rechargeable i8 sports car is entering the soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. While they tap into Tesla's popularity, they're all for different buyers.... Read More »

 

Chevy Impala is first Detroit 3 car to top Consumer Reports' sedan rankings

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2013
The Chevrolet Impala, a former GM top seller that degenerated into a lackluster staple of airport car-rental lots, has morphed into the best sedan on the American market with its latest redesign, Consumer Reports said today.... Read More »

 

Tesla's 'III': Leaf's price, 200-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Tesla Motors will launch a small electric sedan in late 2016 with a range of at least 200 miles and a price point "half" that of the flagship Model S, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last week. The Model S starts at $62,400, after a $7,500 federal tax incentive, meaning the so-called "Gen III" vehicle will start at about the same price as the Nissan Leaf SV and have triple the real-world range.... Read More »

 

Tesla loses its battle to sell directly in Texas

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
The showdown between Tesla and Texas dealers is over -- for now -- with Tesla founder Elon Musk suffering his second straight setback in his fight to sell electric cars directly to consumers.... Read More »

 

Tesla hikes guaranteed residual value on Model S

4:16 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2013
Tesla increased the guaranteed residual value of its electric Model S sedan to 50 percent after its lease-to-own period of three years. The car's guaranteed residual value had been tied to that of the Mercedes-Benz S class, which, at 43 percent after 36 months, is relatively low compared with the overall luxury segment.... Read More »

 

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