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Elon Musk Admits to 'Conversations' With Apple About Tesla

Yesterday morning, shares of electric car company Tesla Motors were trading up due to reports that founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk had met with executives from Apple's acquisitions team. By yesterday afternoon, as Tesla was reporting its fourth quarter earnings, Musk had confirmed those …

Tesla will have a $35K car that can go 1,000 miles on a single charge by 2020

When designing the Tesla Model S, Elon Musk wanted an electric motor that had the same horsepower as the most powerful internal combustion engine but with nearly-instantaneous torque. And he wanted it to be the size of a watermelon. Engine manufacturers told him this couldn’t be done. So the Tesla …

Will Tesla's China Story Lose Its Charge?

When 35-year-old Eric Zhu deliberated to which car his family should buy, Tesla Motors didn’t stay long in the race.<p>Zhu, who works as a senior manager at a Western industrial firm in Beijing, is drawn by Tesla’s 100% electric power and zero emissions promise. As a father of a two-year-old boy, Zhu …

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: 'This Musk guy, he wants all the profits for himself'

The war of words heats up between the tech billionaire and defiant local salesmen<p>Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s …

Why Larry Page Would Give His Savings to Elon Musk Instead of Charity

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page says he'd rather leave his savings to inventor Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and founder of Tesla, when he dies than …

Tesla Model S Disrupts Big Auto's Stalled Business Model

<i>The car dealership model no longer provides the value it once did. Letting market forces prevail is what’s best for customers.</i><p>Last week New Jersey started enforcing a ban on direct sales by Tesla Motors of its path-breaking model S. Tesla’s direct sales have also run into hot water in a number of …

Reservations already in place for 12,000+ Tesla Model X SUVs

Depending on how particular you are about automobile taxonomy, the Tesla Model X can be called an SUV or a crossover. I've heard Tesla CEO and Chief …

Feds Close Tesla Battery Fire Investigation

The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install …

Government ends investigation into Model S fires, absolving Tesla of blame

It looks like Tesla Motors‘ brief firefight is now over.<p>Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire incidents towards the end of 2013, but the NHTSA has now closed its probe into the fires–absolving the Model S of blame.<p>Last …

Tesla reaches agreement with auto dealers lobby to keep selling EVs in New York State

It's a bit ridiculous that they even have to fight for their right to sell their products (where are free markets when you need them?), but you have …

Morgan Stanley predicts radical auto industry consolidation

A lack of technological foresight and changing economic conditions may bring dramatic consolidation to the auto industry in the next 15 to 20 years. Industry analyst Adam Jonas at Morgan Stanley believes that the number of major automakers could go from around 30 today to as few as 6 in that time. …

Why Tesla Is The Apple Of The Auto Industry: Part Two

Last week, Eugene Groysman called Tesla the “Apple of the auto industry,” and made the case that in order to double its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has to create a nationwide system of charging stations, build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory, and overcome strong political …