| Jun 5, 2015
| 5:05 AM
It's a predictable truism of gas prices that what goes down eventually climbs back up. In the last month alone, gasoline has increased 75 cents per gallon in California, nudging it over $4 for the first time since last year.
Hybrids, it seems, might...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 10:15 AM
To the editor: As long as our economy runs on subsidies, I celebrate the government incentives given to Elon Musk's trailblazing corporations. ("Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies," May 30)
The article on the...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Elon Musk says his companies don't need the estimated $4.9 billion they enjoy in government support, but the money will help them move faster to transform the dirty business of energy.
"If I cared about subsidies, I would have entered the oil and gas...
| May 30, 2015
| 6:33 PM
Elon Musk's California companies — Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX — have enjoyed at least $4.9 billion in government support.
Here's how the subsidies add up:
TESLA MOTORS: $2.391 billion total
$1.29 billion — Nevada tax incentives...
| May 21, 2015
| 4:18 PM
The House of Representatives voted Thursday for a controversial bill to allow luxury Tesla cars to be sold directly to consumers and outside the traditional dealership system in Connecticut.
The bipartisan bill passed 116-32, with three members absent,...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.
And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies....
| Jun 1, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Readers reacted strongly to a Times story this weekend reporting that Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk's companies -- Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX -- have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support.
The figure comprises a variety of...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:23 PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation.
Scott breezed into Los Angeles on Monday preaching the old-time gospel of hands-off government. He...
| May 13, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Entrepreneur Elon Musk pushed back Tuesday on Twitter against some claims made about him in a forthcoming book, Ashlee Vance's "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future."
Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX and co-...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:47 PM
Tesla Motors is offering a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan, the 70D, for less than $70,000 after government incentives.
It's the latest in a string of recently announced Model S variants that might help the company sustain consumer...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:15 AM
DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.
But the added features at the low end of the Model S lineup will come...