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Tesla Is California's Biggest Automaker (And Toyota Hasn't Even Packed Its Bags)
Tesla Is California's Biggest Automaker (And Toyota Hasn't Even Packed Its Bags)

Toyota has been based in California since arriving in the U.S. in the late 1950s, but last month, the company announced plans to pack its bags and move to Texas. Thought the U-Hauls won't arrive for at least two more years, Bloomberg reports that Toyota has already lost its crown as California's...Read More»

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Good News For Missouri's Tesla Fans: Direct-Sales Ban Shelved (For Now)

It's a beautiful day for electric car fans in the Midwest: according to Auto News, Missouri's efforts to prevent Tesla from selling directly to consumers have been put on hold for at least another year. This time last week, the forecast in Jefferson City wasn't quite so rosy. Tesla had learned of a...Read More»

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Toyota Consciously Uncouples From Tesla, Choosing To Focus On Fuel Cells

In 2010, Toyota teamed up with Tesla to develop electric cars. According to Green Car Reports and the New York Times, that partnership will soon expire, and Toyota isn't planning to renew it. Why? Because Toyota has seen the future, and it doesn't involve conventional battery electric vehicles. For...Read More»

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Tesla Model X Delayed Until 2015; Model E Name Will Change

Between battery fires and issues with retail stores, Tesla has had anything but a smooth road with the rollout of the Tesla Model S, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the electric automaker has a hit a couple of speed bumps while attempting to prepare for its next products. First, the...Read More»

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Tesla Hits A Speed Bump In Missouri

It's been a weird week for Tesla. On the one hand, the company issued a first-quarter report that showed the automaker meeting sales goals, making a strong entry into China, and laying the groundwork for its eagerly anticipated battery-development "gigafactory". On the other hand, even though...Read More»

Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
Tesla Wins Support From FTC Heads To Sell Directly To Consumers

You have to hand it to Elon Musk: he doesn't shy away from a challenge. In launching Tesla, he faced three. First, like any startup, Tesla had to let consumers know about its products. Because of Musk's outgoing personality and Tesla's attractively designed cars, that wasn't hard to do -- though...Read More»

Jens Kratholm with two of his six Tesla Roadsters (via the Tesla Motors blog)
Norwegian Man With Seven Teslas Says Electric Cars Work Just Fine In Winter Weather

Last year, the auto world watched Tesla CEO Elon Musk carry out a very public feud with New York Times writer John Broder, who'd published a damning story about his travels in a Tesla Model S. Musk claimed that negative publicity generated by the piece cost Tesla $100 million in revenue. Among...Read More»

Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
Musk vs. Christie: Tesla Sues New Jersey For The Right To Sell Cars

General Motors isn't the only car company that's spending its Thursday in court: According to NJ.com, Tesla is getting in on the fun, too, filing suit in the hopes that it can continue selling vehicles in New Jersey. To recap: last month, in a 6-0 vote, New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission adopted...Read More»

Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_
NHTSA Closes Safety Probe Of Model S After Tesla Adds Upgrades

Last week, Tesla announced a series of safety upgrades to existing and future Model S vehicles. Apparently, those improvements were enough to assuage investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who've pulled the plug on a probe of the Model S. The investigation began last...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Now Comes With Titanium Shield To Ward Off Pesky Fires

Tesla Motors is on a roll: Sales projections are strong. The company's attempts to upend the conventional manufacturer-dealer model seem to be working. (Except in New Jersey -- though that could change.) And Tesla's efforts to boost battery capacity could usher in a new Energy Age. In fact, the...Read More»

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9 Things Elon Musk Could Do With Larry Page's $32.3 Billion

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprising statement at this week's TED conference in Vancouver. During an interview with Charlie Rose, Page said that, instead of leaving his fortune to charity, he'd rather give it to Elon Musk. It's not necessarily a bad idea. Charities do great work in communities...Read More»

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Fake Tesla Ad Is Better Than Most Car Ads We've Seen (Even Elon Musk Loves It)

Put yourself in these shoes: you've just graduated from college, and you love using video to bring stories to life, so you've started a company to do just that. That's the good news. The bad news is that you're based in the intensely competitive arena of Los Angeles, California, and you have just...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Christie Allows New Jersey Agency To Block Tesla Store Sales

Just as New Jersey governor Chris Christie is struggling to distance himself from one scandal, he’s becoming embroiled in another polarizing controversy—by expediting a rule proposal that would effectively block electric-car maker Tesla Motors’ direct-sales model in the state. The...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Tesla Begins Sales & Supercharging Blitz; Growth In Europe & Asia To Outpace North America By 2015

Tesla is America's golden child. Its Model S sedan is hugely popular (and hugely stunning). Its earnings and stock prices are up. And now, it's being hailed as America's leading eco-minded company, thanks not only to its all-electric cars, but also to its battery technology, which could give a...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
McKinsey Envisions Big Change For Car Buyers: Is Tesla Right?

Americans sure don't research new cars—or even shop for them—in the ways that we used to. Why then should we have to buy them the same way? That has been one of the hot-button issues of the past year for those involved in the auto industry, and it's not going away any time soon. With...Read More»

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What Would Apple Have Gained From Buying Tesla (And Vice Versa)?

The San Francisco Chronicle has suggested that tech giant Apple seriously considered purchasing start-up automaker Tesla. How seriously? Reporters Thomas Lee and David R. Baker say that Apple's mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring, presumably to...Read More»

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Another Tesla Model S Catches Fire -- This Time, While Parked & Unplugged

Tesla was in the headlines a lot last year -- not only because of its over-the-top safety rating for the Model S sedan, but also because three of those same vehicles caught fire after their undersides were damaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to get to the root of...Read More»

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Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chevy Make Big Impression On U.S. Drivers, But Tesla, Subaru Are Closing In

If you're a fan of European auto brands, we have some bad news: by and large, your car companies are being left in the dust by their American and Asian competitors. At least that's what Consumer Reports claims in its latest Car-Brand Perception Survey. To create the survey, the magazine polled...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000 yuan, or just over $121,000. In America, the same vehicle would run closer to $81,000. And that 50 percent premium helps...Read More»

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