| 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,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Is the Tesla Model S really the safest car on the road?
One key fact went unnoticed this week as Tesla Motors Inc. trumpeted its "best" crash-test rating in the media: The federal government doesn't test most other luxury cars.
So the Model S may be...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:24 AM
With eco-friendly cars taking center stage at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, it was no surprise luxury carmakers wanted to tout their stuff too.
And not just far-off concepts that drivers will need to wait years for, either. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Just three days after Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled plans to greatly accelerate the rollout of his company's coast-to-coast fast charger network, an expert in a competing technology was saying wait a minute, not so fast.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Tesla Motors’ fight over direct sales went grass-roots earlier this month with the launch of a petition to allow straight-to-consumer transactions in all 50 states.
The Palo Alto maker of high-end electric cars has been in a tussle with...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Shares of electric car company Tesla Motors continued to fall Thursday after pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet.
The fire raised concern the popular luxury car -- Tesla is selling all it can make -- might...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Add another first to electric car company Tesla Motors’ list of accomplishments -- its first recall of its Model S sporty sedan.
Tesla will recall about 1,228 of its expensive Model S because of a problem with a seat latch, Elon Musk, the...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Tesla Model S may be a silent car, but other automakers will no doubt hear it coming.
In its first crack at a premium sedan, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has matched or beaten the likes of the Audi A7 or Mercedes-Benz CLS — products...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.
Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk delivered a teaser for the electric carmaker’s second-quarter earnings this week, divulging that Model S output had surged past its initial weekly goal.
That target was to build 400 sedans a week, the pace of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Tesla Motors Inc., will join the Nasdaq 100 stock index beginning Monday to fill the spot of computer technology company Oracle Corp., which announced last month it would move to the New York Stock Exchange.
Headed by Elon Musk, the billionaire also...