Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

2013 Chevrolet Volt

GM Faces Greater Failure of Chevy Volt

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) plans to invest a great deal more than it has in the past to drive sales of its failed Chevy Volt. GM has for years ...
Read Full Story »
BMW i8

Tesla Faces Challenges From Mercedes, Porsche and Audi

Germany’s three top automakers have not been asleep while upstart Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) proves that there is a market for a luxury version of an all-electric car. Daimler’s ...
Read Full Story »
Model_S_touchscreen

Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla

In an announcement released after U.S. markets closed on Tuesday, Daimler AG, Germany-based maker of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler cars and trucks and smart cars, said it was “reorganizing its cooperation ...
Read Full Story »
tesla-model-s-blue

Michigan Governor Outlaws Tesla Sales

In a move that was expected by everybody, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan Tuesday signed legislation banning Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) from selling directly to Michigan consumers. As interpreted ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla_lineup

Michigan to Join States That Ban Tesla Sales?

Legislation banning Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) from selling its cars to consumers in Michigan has been approved by Michigan legislators and now awaits only a signature from Governor Rick ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla

Is Tesla a Car or an iPad?

A Model S sedan from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) carries a low MSRP of $69,900 for a 60 kWh battery version and a high of $93,400 for the recently ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla Model S

Will New Tesla Cost Over $150,000?

The new Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) model will have nearly all the features that $150,000 to $200,000 BMWs, Mercedes and Porsches have, along with most features of super cars ...
Read Full Story »
Model_S_touchscreen

Is the New Tesla Too Fast to Be Safe?

The latest Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) model will likely top the Consumer Reports list of best cars, best reliability and perhaps best zero-to-60 time. The trouble is that the ...
Read Full Story »
Mazda MX5

Auto Fuel Economy and Emissions Improvement Led by Mazda, Honda, and Subaru

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2014 report on fuel economy trends and carbon dioxide emissions Wednesday. The data includes fuel economy ratings through model year 2013 and ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla_lineup

Will Tesla Offer Used Cars?

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set to release its Model X crossover next year and a third new model (the Model D?) may follow the year after that. But ...
Read Full Story »
fuel gauge

Average Fuel Economy of Cars Drops Sharply

Low gasoline prices and a move to SUVs and crossovers have caused fuel economy to drop at a nearly unprecedented rate. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute: ...
Read Full Story »
The_Googleplex

Will Google Buy PayPal?

Now that we know that eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has caved into the demand from activist investor Carl Icahn and agreed to spin off its PayPal division, we can’t help ...
Read Full Story »
tesla-model-s-blue

Iowa Gets Tough With Tesla

Iowa is one of the 26 states we identified last week where a customer can neither kick the tires nor buy a Model S sedan from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla_lineup

States Where You Can’t Buy a Tesla

Every one of the 50 U.S. states has laws that govern the relationship between automakers and auto dealers and other types of franchise operations. Among other things, state franchise laws ...
Read Full Story »
Tesla charging station

States Where You Can’t Charge a Tesla

Most of the public battle over Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) ability to sell and service its cars is whether dealers, state by state, can keep Tesla out of their ...
Read Full Story »