| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
I was front and center in Fairfield when the Green Coast Awards (www.greencoastawards.com) were handed out last week, recognizing area companies such as Xerox and Sikorsky Aircraft for their commitment to sustainability.
Also in that packed,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand.
The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Lyndon Rive, founder and CEO of SolarCity Corp., was at the company's brand new Rocky Hill office just after 4 p.m. Thursday when Ed Steins, his Northeast regional vice president, read aloud the closing price of the company's shares on its first day of...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:29 AM
What would it take to get you into an electric car today?
Forced by state regulators to sell more zero-emission vehicles, automakers are tripping over each other to offer consumers rock-bottom lease deals. For the first time, electric vehicles are...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have quit Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's political advocacy group Fwd.us after protests from environmentalists and liberal groups, a person familiar with the situation said late...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
What was the government thinking? President Obama's Energy Department handed out a $529 million loan to Fisker Automotive, a sexy startup headed by a dashing Dane that sought to put a $104,000 plug-in hybrid car on the market. It looked too good to be...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:57 PM
When Tesla Motors reports its first-ever profit Wednesday, much of the money will come courtesy of the state of California.
In its zeal to push electric cars into the market, the state has created a system in which Tesla can make as much as $35,000...
| May 14, 2013
PARIS - A fleet of little silver cars in Paris is showcasing France's gamble on electric vehicle technology in a project that backers say is even helping to narrow the capital's social divide.
Modeled on the Velib bike-sharing program, Autolib has won...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Tesla Motors reached an important milestone in the first quarter as its high-end electric Model S sedan outsold the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the electric Nissan Leaf.
Tesla is expect to announce in its upcoming quarterly earnings report in...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Tesla Motors has worked out a deal with several banks to sell its pricey electric sports sedan with a guaranteed buyback after 36 months.
The transaction is meant to be competitive with leasing, a key component of luxury auto sales. In a lease,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
NEW YORK CITY — I'm sitting here exhausted, spent, barely mobile. It's the end of an intensive four days of auto coverage. Normally, the press block at the New York International Auto Show is two days, but the industry is on such a high — with...