| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The strategy of Tesla Motors to sell its electric Model S sports sedan through company-owned stores took a hit this week when New Jersey required that autos sold in the state have to move through a middleman, namely a dealer.
At the urging of auto...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Tesla Motors has crossed another hurdle in its attempt to create a nationwide network of dealerships.
The state of Pennsylvania has voted to allow the Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer to sell cars directly to the public. The state's governor,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once thought the electric car company’s lineup would spell out SEX. There would be the Model S sedan, the upcoming Model X sport-utility vehicle and later, the Model E, a smaller, less expensive vehicle for the masses....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Tesla Motors confirmed plans for a compact all-electric sedan priced at an estimated $35,000 and due in 2017.
The Model 3 will be the third Tesla in the lineup, excluding the discontinued Roadster, and will compete against the BMW i3 plug-in hybrid....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California.
The potential savings is buried in...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Toyota Motor Corp.'s move to Texas will mean the transfer of 3,000 marketing and finance jobs from its sprawling Torrance campus to a new North American headquarters.
The shift, announced Monday, is part of a strategy to consolidate corporate management...
| Mar 20, 2014
Re "The car dealers' racket," Opinion, March 17
So New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed a decision last week by the Motor Vehicle Commission to "protect consumers" and effectively kick Tesla out of the state by prohibiting it from selling its...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
(Reuters) - On President's Day last month, about 40 electric-car advocates gathered under the rotunda of the state capitol in Olympia, Washington, where a lobbyist for Tesla Motors Inc urged them to rally against a bill that would prevent the carmaker...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Like young bucks at a county fair kissing booth, states are lining up for a chance to court Tesla Motors and its planned $5-billion battery factory. But fair warning, fellas: The intoxicating fragrance of Musk and his money masks a cold business heart....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Consumer Reports named the Tesla Motors Model S electric car the best vehicle on the road Tuesday.
The magazine called the luxury sports sedan its top pick of all 2014 model year autos. This was the first time since 2010 that Consumer Reports named a...