| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles.
The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:40 AM
(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc said on Wednesday it plans to raise $1.6 billion from investors to finance a new battery factory that will help the upstart U.S. automaker reach its goal of producing a lower-priced, mass-market electric car by 2017.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
No one can deny that Elon Musk of Tesla Motors is a great promoter, and possibly a great motivator of engineering manpower. As a seller of electric cars at a profit ... well, let's just say the jury is still out. But it can't be good for Musk or his...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media.
Answer: about two nanoseconds....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Our pans fall into two categories: companies with poor prospects and those with better prospects that trade at absurdly high prices. If you own any of these five stocks, consider dumping it, or at least paring back, especially if doing so won't result...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Mini has announced that it will use the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January to flex a little bit of muscle and reveal the John Cooper Works concept.
The car is a high-performance iteration of the all-new 2014 Cooper Hardtop that Mini showed off at the L....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ford has announced it is joining a growing list of automakers who are taking a serious look at the future of self-driving cars.
The automaker has teamed up with the University of Michigan and State Farm Insurance to develop an autonomous Ford Fusion...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:14 AM
While designing the next generation F-150 truck, Ford Motor Co. secretly substituted the steel body on some of its current pickups with an aluminum shell and delivered them to business customers.
The automaker was looking to test how lightweight aluminum...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Tesla Motors executives criticized the National Highway Traffic Agency’s use of the word “recall” even as they had to recall their expensive Model S electric sports sedan because of a part of the electric car company’s charging...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Tesla Motors said it would sell the big battery version of its Model S electric sports sedan in China for about $121,000. While that’s an eye-popping number to American car shoppers, it actually represents a restrained, strategic approach for the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Consumer Reports said Thursday that the Tesla Motors Model S electric car has generated the highest consumer loyalty of any car it has surveyed in years.
Owners of the luxury sports sedan, which sells for $70,000 to $100,000 depending on equipment and...