Tesla Motors

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

US safety agency opens probe into Tesla fires

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars. The National Highway Traffic Administration says fires broke out in two of the […]

11/19/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO: ‘Definitely’ no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks. “The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire […]

11/12/2013

This image released by Tesla Motors shows a conceptual design sketch of the Hyperloop passenger transport capsule. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

Group of engineers, entrepreneurs working to bring LA-SF ‘Hyperloop’ from concept to reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs has been working to turn one man’s vision of zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco in half an hour into a reality. Now […]

10/31/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery that caught fire in a Tesla vehicle was apparently impaled by a metal object. Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Friday […]

10/04/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla shares fall further on Model S fire

Shares of Tesla Motors fell another 5 percent Thursday as investors in the high-flying company assessed the fallout from a fire in one of its $70,000 electric cars. The fire began in the car’s battery […]

10/03/2013

Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (AP Photo)

Tesla stock tumbles after Model S catches fire

SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of electric car company Tesla sank more than 6 percent Wednesday after an Internet video showed flames spewing from one of the company’s vehicles near Seattle. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. […]

10/02/2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, […]

09/16/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ travel idea gains fans if not backers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through […]

08/23/2013

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Traveling on the ‘Hyperloop’

L.A. to Frisco in 30 minutes? Sounds a little like a pipe dream. Or maybe a tube is more like it. That’s the premise behind the “Hyperloop,” a travel system that’s twice as fast as […]

08/13/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine stepping into a car-sized capsule in downtown Los Angeles and, 30 minutes later, emerging in San Francisco On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said […]

08/12/2013

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