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Will Tesla Do to Cars What Apple Did to Smartphones?

The company’s fate rides on the answers to three unresolved questions about the auto industry’s future: driven or self-driving? Electric or gas? Private or shared?<p>As Tesla surged past Ford and General Motors last week to become the most valuable car company in the United States, here was the …

Boston Consulting Group

Tesla’s least expensive vehicle is now the Model S 75 at $69,500 after overnight price drop & newly included options [Updated]

<b>Update/editor’s note:</b> the article was updated to correct information on previous pricing and to include a statement from Tesla about the changes made today – read at the end of the article.<p>Tesla has updated their design studio overnight and made significant changes to pricing and options for the …

Model 3 Demand Will Exceed 500,000 Units Per Year & Drive Tesla To $500 Per Share

Tesla had nearly 400,000 reservations for the Model 3 as of April 2016, by now they are likely 500,000+.<p>If the Model 3 grabs similar marketshare to …

The market has spoken, and it says electric cars are the future.

Ford had a 100-year head start on Tesla, but Elon Musk’s company has caught up. With a market value of $53 billion, Tesla Motors overtook Ford ($45 …

Lack of financial literacy hurting women in retirement, say industry professionals

Women typically earn less, live longer, making them more likely to suffer low income in retirement than men<p>A group of financial analysts is warning …

Tesla Autopilot: Insurer claims to take Autosteer usage into account to reduce your bill

A startup insurance company called ‘Root’ is using a mobile app to track its customers’ driving habits in order to offer discounts based on performance.<p>They took noticed of Tesla’s crash rate being reduced by 40% after the introduction of Autopilot based on data reviewed by NHTSA and they now want …

The Prime Minister of Ukraine contacted Elon Musk after he pledged to fix South Australia's energy crisis

The Prime Minister of Ukraine contacted serial entrepreneur Elon Musk on Twitter about implementing a potential energy solution for his country, CNBC first reported.<p>Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine's Prime Minister, contacted Musk after the billionaire pledged to help fix South Australia's blackout …

South Australia

A Solar Bet to Recharge Buffalo

Andrew Cuomo and Elon Musk are the faces of a $750 million plan to revitalize Buffalo's economy with a factory for SolarCity. There’s little reason to believe in their vision so far.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on power—the political kind, the stuff inside batteries and gas tanks, and the</i> …

If the U.S. Government Nixes the $7500 EV Tax Credit, Then What?

While many will welcome the long-awaited tax reform recently championed by President Trump, it could prove to be a nail biter for electric-vehicle shoppers and enthusiasts. That’s because many buyers of electric vehicles, including relatively affordable ones like the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Lovers Anxiously Wait For a Fully Self-Driving Model 3

Without a doubt, the successful release of the Model 3 sedan will be Tesla Motors’ greatest achievement this year. It also promises to be the most …

Five questions about future of electric cars under Trump administration

Among the things to consider are the future of incentives, infrastructure, and legislation encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, …

The Simple Reason I Won't Buy Tesla

The integrated renewable-energy company's valuation is getting a little out of hand.<p><b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) is, arguably, the quintessential story stock. …

Elon Musk Says Powerwall Batteries Will Fix Australia's Blackout Problems in 100 Days or They're Free

This guy!<p>Since September, the Australian state of South Australia has suffered a string of blackouts, which has triggered fierce political debate …

Elon Musk says he can fix Australia in 100 days. He might be telling the truth.

“That serious enough for you?”<p>Elon Musk, the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who heads such companies as Tesla and SpaceX, has a plan to save Australia.<p>On Thursday, Tesla’s vice president for energy products, Lyndon Rive, told the Australian Financial Review that he would “commit” to …

US electric car sales up 68% in February

I know I sound like a broken record, but disruption to the oil industry's business model may be much nearer than we think. Take this latest sign, …

Electric Vehicles

New battery can power your phone for a week and charges in minutes

The genius who came up with the lithium-ion battery found in your phone, and nearly everything else, has come up with a new version that’s way better.<p>…

Big Tech Stocks: Technical Analysts Are Bullish (APPL, NVDA) | Investopedia

Several technical analysts say that big technology stocks in the Nasdaq 100 will continue to rise even after major gains in the last year, including …

The Guardian view of the car industry: an electric future

The world is moving faster than we think towards more automated vehicles powered by renewable energy<p>Gone are the days when cars made in Britain were British. Monday’s sale of Vauxhall/Opel to Peugeot meant only the transfer of two large English factories from the German subsidiary of an American …

New York State To Offer $2,000 Rebate On Purchase Of Electric Vehicles: Report

New York state is expected to provide a $2,000 rebate to customers purchasing electric vehicles starting April. The incentive is a part of the …

15 surprising facts about Tesla cars you probably didn't know

Tesla said it's on track to begin Model 3 production in July with deliveries slated to begin late this year.<p>But while we wait for the Model 3, it's worth remembering some other hidden features that make current Tesla vehicles so great.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

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Tesla Drivers Are Paying Big Bucks to Test Flawed Self-Driving Software

Owners of newer Tesla models are driving cars with imperfect code, risking accidents.<p>On a recent Saturday evening in South Carolina, Ward Mundy had …

In market value, Tesla now rivals the 'Big Three' US automakers

The wisdom of the market appears to believe that Tesla is now a competitor to General Motors and Ford, and well ahead of Fiat Chrysler.<p>February 28, …

Tesla

Tesla releases a series of new promotional videos with people swapping their car for a Model S for one week

Last year, Tesla launched a new program called ‘Drive to Believe’ in order to invite car owners across European markets to swap their car for a Tesla Model S for a whole week.<p>Apparently, the participants completed their week and Tesla is now featuring some of them in a series of promotional videos …

Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index funds.<p>"When trillions …

Tesla “Getting Very Close to the Edge” as it Readies Critical Model 3

South African entrepreneur Elon Musk has a history of taking big risks, whether launching a battery-electric car company or rockets bound for the International Space Station. But some observers are wondering whether he might be pushing things a little too far this time.<p>Musk's Tesla is burning …

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Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

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Trump’s draconian budget proposals will destroy US clean energy innovation

The opening weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have been a storm of activity. He has released controversial executive orders on everything from immigration to drug trafficking, and faced near-unrelenting scrutiny on the bureaucratic infighting and security concerns that have dogged his young …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Hedge Funds Having a Great 2017, So Far (GOOGL, FB) | Investopedia

The Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Trend Monitor parses out broader commonalities and patterns within the hedge fund industry periodically. In its most …