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Tesla's Challenge to Franchise Dealers Could Be Just What the Industry Needs.

<i>This is part one of a two</i><i>-</i><i>part series on Tesla. Today we look at the controversy surrounding Tesla’s retail stores.</i><p>It didn’t garner much attention, but on April 24 three Federal Trade Commission officials (FTC) issued a joint statement strongly supportive of Tesla in its battles with auto dealers …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

After New Jersey Defeat, What Now for Tesla?

The Garden State moves to block Tesla's direct-to-consumer car sales, in the latest battle between Elon Musk and local car dealerships.<p>Entrenched interests in the Garden State won this round. Barring some last-minute turnaround, Elon Musk's Tesla Motors will not be allowed to sell its cars in New …

Elon Musk Takes His Fight Right to Chris Christie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk has some choice words for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over new …

Tesla’s Gigafactory Promise and Why We’re Scaling It Back to Reality

By now, you’ve read bullish reports gushing over the Tesla Gigafactory, a proposed battery plant that would become the world’s single biggest source of lithium-ion cells by the decade’s end. Indeed, unlike CEO Elon Musk’s white paper on “hyperloops,” the Gigafactory is a genuine plan to make Tesla …

MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer

Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that’s about the same size as the one they’ve sold for years (now just the “Replicator”). With a new smart leveling system and built-in webcams for monitoring prints, these …

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Tesla Stock Soaring on Morgan Stanley Report

Another day, another $1 billion for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. No joke: That’s how much Musk’s net worth increased yesterday thanks to a zealous Morgan Stanley report that helped balloon the car company’s stock by as much as 18 percent in just hours.<p>If one man can claim the most credit for triggering …

The New Tesla Convertible: You Heard It First Here, And It's All About Volatility

Just after 3pm today I suggested that Tesla Motors, which issued a $600 million convertible just under a year ago, could and probably should do a bigger one now, with its stock up over 150% from the time of the first deal.<p>Well, what do you know. As soon as the market closed, Tesla announced a $1.6 …

Why Tesla's Vertical Manufacturing Move Could Prove Essential To Its Success

As anyone who’s ever taken an economics course can attest, the automotive industry is literally built on the concept of vertical integration – that is, one company owning both the manufacturing and as much of the supply chain that leads to the factory floor as possible.<p>Sure, economic woes and other …

The Continental: Tesla's Swiss Woes, French Minis, and Australian Speed

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>Switzerland has taken umbrage with one of the Tesla Model S’s most …

Tesla Beats In Q4 With Adjusted Revenues Of $761M, Expects 35,000 Car Deliveries This Year

Today after the bell, Tesla reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including non-GAAP revenue of $761 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33. In the period, the company delivered 6,900 cars, a figure that it pre-announced in January.<p>The company’s revenue grew 26% from the …