| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:00 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 15, 2014
| 6:39 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - In an escalation of the auto industry's war of words over future green technologies, a senior Toyota Motor Corp executive singled out Elon Musk and other rival executives on Tuesday and made a bold prediction for its hydrogen car.
| 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 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market.
Shares of the automaker dropped 16%...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:48 PM
For most of this year, Tesla Motors has looked like the next Google or Apple.
Its stock soared about 470% as Wall Street analysts characterized the business as a small but revolutionary automaker that acted like a tech company — disrupting the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:24 AM
With reports of car fires and other bad news driving the price of Tesla Motors shares down 30% from its all time high reached almost six weeks ago, is this the time to start buying into the electric car company?
Not yet, said Efraim Levy, a S&P...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
At least three workers at a Tesla Motors car factory in Fremont were hurt Wednesday by "hot metal" from malfunctioning equipment.
The incident, which occurred shortly after noon, did not involve a fire or explosion, Fremont Fire Department spokesman Dan...