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  • Upstart Tesla wins top U.S. safety rating; what will competitors do?

    Upstart Tesla wins top U.S. safety rating; what will competitors do?
    Adding to a growing list of accolades, Tesla Motors' Model S has secured the title of safest car on the road. In its first model year, the premium electric sport sedan is one of just seven cars since 2011 — among hundreds — to receive a...
  • Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?

    Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?
    Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart Palo Alto automaker? Plenty. What Tesla has accomplished is...
  • On-the-job jolts

     On-the-job jolts
    Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations. But you can't just put one on every corner next to the gas station. The cars can take hours to fully charge, which would...
  • Going electric? Hybrid and electric cars set sales records in August

    Going electric? Hybrid and electric cars set sales records in August
    Inch by inch, hybrids and electric cars are gaining ground in the U.S. auto market. Automakers sold 54,855 hybrids in August, reports Autodata Corp., a sales tracking firm. That is a 32% gain from the same month a year earlier and an industry record...
  • SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea

    The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
  • Luxury auto brands give eco-friendly a spin

    Luxury auto brands give eco-friendly a spin
    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...
  • Elon Musk spends $6.75 million for former Gene Wilder home

    Elon Musk spends $6.75 million for former Gene Wilder home
    Elon Musk, who heads electric-car company Tesla Motors, has shelled out $6.75 million on the former Gene Wilder estate in Bel-Air, property records show. That's a lot of clams for a cracked driveway. [Updated 10:59 a.m. PST Nov. 5: The sellers are...
  • L.A. Auto Show 2013: What digital language should your car speak?

    Today's cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don't always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks. At the core of the problem: The cars and devices...
  • Why your car's technology doesn't work

    Cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don’t always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks. At the core of the problem: The cars and devices...
  • Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems

    Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems
    Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback. The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning...
  • Feds investigate Tesla fires: Elon Musk's idea? NHTSA disputes that

    Feds investigate Tesla fires: Elon Musk's idea? NHTSA disputes that
    Federal safety regulators opened a probe into a series of fires in Tesla Motors Inc. electric cars following crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that it would investigate why two of the expensive Tesla Model S sporty...