| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Shares of Wall Street darling Tesla Motors fell 6% Wednesday after the high-flying stock was downgraded by an investment house and pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet.
The shares dropped $12.05 to close at...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Tesla Motors of Palo Alto announced Thursday that it has hired Apple vice president Doug Field to oversee its new vehicle programs.
While at Apple, according to Tesla's news release, Field "led the development of many new products at Apple including the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tesla Motors Model S has quietly become the third-bestselling luxury car in California, trailing only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5-Series.
Tesla has sold 4,714 of its Model S electric cars in the state during the first half of the year,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations.
But you can't just put one on every corner next to the gas station. The cars can take hours to fully charge, which would...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Inch by inch, hybrids and electric cars are gaining ground in the U.S. auto market.
Automakers sold 54,855 hybrids in August, reports Autodata Corp., a sales tracking firm. That is a 32% gain from the same month a year earlier and an industry record...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:26 PM
The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The trade group for California’s new car dealers wants the state Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motors’ advertising practices, alleging that the upstart automaker is violating various state and federal laws in marketing...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You can invest in the companies we have long known as the U.S. auto industry. Or you can invest in Tesla Motors (symbol TSLA).
In reality, of course, you can buy both. But it's clear that investors view Tesla as a different breed of automaker. Tesla...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Last week, a Tesla Model S in Kent, Washington had an accident that did more than take out one car — it threatened to bring down the company. The car wasn't merely wrecked, it burst into some healthy looking flames after hitting what was described...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Elon Musk, the billionaire innovator behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal, revealed his alpha design for the buzzworthy Hyperloop on Monday, a proposed high-speed alternative that would carry passenger pods on airflow from Los Angeles to San Francisco...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk has already revolutionized spaceflight business for NASA. He has shaken up the automotive industry. Now he's turned his attention to public transportation.
On Monday, Musk wrote a blog post revealing the design of his...