Washington state officially approves Tesla’s direct-sales model

Tesla Motors Inc. can now continue its direct-sales operations and even expand in Washington state after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the electric-vehicle maker to continue... Read more about Washington state officially approves Tesla’s direct-sales model


Tesla and Alliance ask NHTSA to allow side-view cameras

Mirrors have been a critical part of a vehicle since 1911, when Ray Harroun installed one in his Marmon Wasp race car for the first Indianapolis 500. Prior to that, the rear of a vehicle... Read more about Tesla and Alliance ask NHTSA to allow side-view cameras


Tesla sets up finance unit for Model S corporate buyers

Tesla Motors Inc. is establishing a financing unit aimed at corporate buyers for its Model S premium electric sedan. This will allow small and medium-sized businesses to estimate the cost... Read more about Tesla sets up finance unit for Model S corporate buyers


Tesla to get fewer ZEV credits under modified California program

Tesla Motors Inc. will receive fewer California environmental credits for each Model S sold as the state overhauls its zero-emission vehicle program. Tesla sold $129.8 million in ZEV... Read more about Tesla to get fewer ZEV credits under modified California program


Tesla bids to overturn New Jersey commission’s March 11 ruling

Tesla Motors Inc. has filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court to overturn the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s March 11 ruling barring it from directly selling its electric cars... Read more about Tesla bids to overturn New Jersey commission’s March 11 ruling


Saleen to unveil first renderings with its customized Tesla Model S on April 12

On April 12, 2014, things will never be the same for Saleen as the company is preparing to enter a new era. Apparently, the company known for tuning muscle cars or for its supercars, will... Read more about Saleen to unveil first renderings with its customized Tesla Model S on April 12


Tesla and Alliance seeks to replace side mirrors with cameras

Tesla Motors and the 12-member Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers -- which represents carmakers like General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen) has filed a petition with the United States... Read more about Tesla and Alliance seeks to replace side mirrors with cameras


NHTSA closes probe into Tesla Model S fires

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed a four-month probe into fires in the Tesla Model S. According to NHTSA documents, impacts with road debris are... Read more about NHTSA closes probe into Tesla Model S fires


Tesla and New York dealers reach deal allowing 5 stores for the EV maker

Tesla Motors Inc. and lobbying groups for New York auto dealers inked a deal that enables the EV maker to keep its five retail stores in the state, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.... Read more about Tesla and New York dealers reach deal allowing 5 stores for the EV maker


Panasonic is not yet committed to Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic Corp. has yet to commit to investing in the "Gigafactory" battery project in the United States as proposed by Tesla Motor Inc.’s Elon Musk since it would raise investment risks,... Read more about Panasonic is not yet committed to Tesla Gigafactory


Bill allowing Tesla to open 3 outlets in Ohio passes committee

An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill that formally bars carmakers from selling directly to consumers, with the exception of up to three outlets for Tesla Motors Inc. The measure... Read more about Bill allowing Tesla to open 3 outlets in Ohio passes committee


Washington state bill to let Tesla operate direct sales model

Following heart-breaking setbacks in Texas and New Jersey, Tesla Motors Inc. won ground in the Washington state. On President's Day in February, around 40 electric-car advocates gathered at... Read more about Washington state bill to let Tesla operate direct sales model


Arizona Senate committee okays bill allowing Tesla’s direct sales model

The Commerce, Energy and Military Committee of the Arizona Senate has approved a bill, on a 3-2 vote, that would allow Tesla Motors Inc. to sell its cars directly to consumers in the state.... Read more about Arizona Senate committee okays bill allowing Tesla’s direct sales model


Renault-Nissan’s Simon Sproule will be communications chief at Tesla starting April

Tesla Motors Inc. is tapping Simon Sproule, as its vice president of communications and marketing effective next month. Sproule is currently director of communications for Renault-Nissan,... Read more about Renault-Nissan’s Simon Sproule will be communications chief at Tesla starting April


Double standards seen in New Jersey Guv’s move against Tesla

When Chris Christie became governor of New Jersey four years ago, he vowed to revive the private sector and hold back benefits for public workers. But his administrations’ recent spat with... Read more about Double standards seen in New Jersey Guv’s move against Tesla


Tesla will open over 30 new service centers and stores in Europe

Tesla Motors is planning to open over 30 new service centers and stores in Europe, expecting a surge in demand in the region and Asia, which may rise to almost twice those in North America... Read more about Tesla will open over 30 new service centers and stores in Europe


Tesla may close New Jersey stores as state adopts new licensing rules

Tesla Motors may have to close its factory-owned stores in New Jersey by April 1, 2014 after the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission adopted new regulations on dealership licensing. The... Read more about Tesla may close New Jersey stores as state adopts new licensing rules


Tesla to open 30 service centers and stores in Europe

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open over 30 new service centers and stores in Europe, expecting a surge in sales in the region and Asia. Tesla said in a statement that it expects combined sales... Read more about Tesla to open 30 service centers and stores in Europe


Tesla locked in store battles against dealers in six states

The state legislative battles between Tesla Motors Inc. and dealers continue to rage on and results could be mixed. For instance, a pro-Tesla bill in Arizona that would release the EV maker... Read more about Tesla locked in store battles against dealers in six states


Tesla’s new battery plant could spark bidding war

A plan by Tesla Motors Inc. to build what co-founder Elon Musk described as the largest battery site in the world could prompt a bidding war between states wanting the 6,500 jobs the $5... Read more about Tesla’s new battery plant could spark bidding war


Tesla S named best overall pick by Consumer Reports

The Tesla Model S became the first American car to be named “best overall” pick from Consumer Reports and beat the Audi A6, Toyota Prius and BMW 328i in the independent product-testing... Read more about Tesla S named best overall pick by Consumer Reports


Gigafactory: Tesla to invest $2 billion into a US car battery plant

Tesla Motors Inc. is intending to invest $2 billion into a car battery site in the United States that could supply lithium ion packs for 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of the decade.... Read more about Gigafactory: Tesla to invest $2 billion into a US car battery plant


Tesla expects more challenging 2014 as it sets higher sales goals

Tesla Motors closed 2013, its first year as a full-fledged carmaker, posting $74 million in net losses on the back of $2 billion in revenue and 22,477 cars sold. Tesla is expecting a more... Read more about Tesla expects more challenging 2014 as it sets higher sales goals


Tesla CEO confirms 2013 conversation with Apple

Tesla Motors Inc. chief executive Elon Musk has confirmed to Bloomberg TV has had "conversations" with Apple Inc. but wouldn’t provide details on the nature of the talks. He, however,... Read more about Tesla CEO confirms 2013 conversation with Apple


Tesla narrows net losses for Q4 and full year 2013

Tesla Motors Inc. was able to cut its net losses in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $16 million from $90 million a year earlier. The carmaker posted a 43-percent year-on-year rise in... Read more about Tesla narrows net losses for Q4 and full year 2013


Tesla Model S involved in fire incident in Toronto, Canada

Tesla Motors Inc. is looking into a fire incident that involved a Model S in Toronto, Canada this month. The fire occurred as the car's owner returned from a drive. The Model S, however,... Read more about Tesla Model S involved in fire incident in Toronto, Canada


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