Tesla’s Chinese Eco-mark Lawsuit

A previous post reported on Tesla’s Chinese trademark problem.  Apparently, a businessman named Zhan Baosheng had registered the TESLA (or “Te Si La” transliterated) trademark in China, blocking  the American automaker from using the mark there. Mr. Zhan was also operating a web site using the Tesla China domain (www.teslamotors.com.cn), and operating a Tesla-branded account on the […] Read more

In Focus: The Tesla-Dominated Future

By 2026, Tesla revenues could be 60 times what they are, according to a Morgan Stanley stock analyst who is as bullish as it gets on the electric automaker.Between this prediction, and the announcement of the Gigafactory, Tesla stock prices leapt up…

Tesla’s Giga Factory Will be INSANE

Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided some more details on the proposed battery factory: Pioneering EV maker Tesla just announced a $1.6 billion convertible debt offering. Tesla looks to offer $800 million of convertible senior notes due 2019 and $800 million due 2021 to build the world’s largest battery factory. Musk predicts that the new factory […] Read more

The Tesla Giga Factory

Last week EV pioneer Tesla Motors announced strong fourth-quarter results with record shipments and gross margin. Its investor newsletter also included a tantalizing paragraph: Very shortly, we will be ready to share more information about the Tesla Giga factory. This will allow us to achieve a major reduction in the cost of our battery packs and accelerate the pace of […] Read more

Tesla Stock Hits New Highs After Earnings Report

Tesla shares rocketed to new highs Thursday after the luxury electric carmaker reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results and forecast a big boost in 2014 sales. Shares in Tesla lifted eight percent to $209.11 in morning trade, extending the…

Autonomous Tesla from Rinspeed Predicts a Driverless Future

Meet the XchangE, an autonomous Tesla Model S built by the visionaries at Rinspeed. Take note, everyone, because Rinspeed is a company that is so in tune with real modernity, so in touch with the needs of the marketplace, that it was, in fact, the only…

Why Elon Musk is a ROCKSTAR

The man is a rockstar. A solar superhero. Websters Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as a person who organizes, manages, and assumes considerable risk of an enterprise. Creator of Zip2, which he sold and pocketed over $22 million, and X.com, which later became PayPal and made him more than $165 million in stock options, Elon Musk […] Read more

Tesla Destroys Earnings

Tesla (TSLA) shares surged 14 percent in after-hours trading on better than expected revenue and gross margin. The EV pioneer’s Q2 revenue of $405 million beat estimates by $22 million and its Q2 EPS of $0.20 beat estimates by $0.37. Tesla sold 5,150 Model S vehicles in North America during Q2. The EV builder’s surge […] Read more

Tesla Introduces Battery Swapping

Just after Better Place went out of business because it couldn’t gain traction for its battery swapping technology, Tesla Motors has debuted a system that does the same thing. Tesla want to give people who buy its electric cars a choice – they can either swap the battery when it needs to be charged or hook up […] Read more

How the Tesla Model S is Killing It

Tesla’s Model S has redefined the concept of eco-friendly vehicles. It has set the new benchmark in green technology and is the most practical and stylish electric car in the market. What makes it so unique is the fact that it has an absolutely phenomenal range – a staggering 300 miles (480 km) for the […] Read more

Take That Haters! Tesla Now Profitable

The purchase of just 250 extra cars is bring Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) over the finish line to its first quarter of profitability, says the company. For the first quarter, Tesla will deliver 4750 Model S electric sedans, surpassed the expected 4,500 units. The car won the coveted “Car of the Year” award from Motor Trend magazine. “I am […] Read more

Tesla Stock Down After Earnings Release

Tesla Motors (TSLA) reported earnings last night that provided a bit of fuel for skeptics, but hope remains and the company has indicated profitability is just around the corner.  In the near term though, the stock is getting hit hard today and slicing through key support at the 50 day moving average this morning.  Let’s […] Read more

Tesla Superchargers Attack Eastern Seaboard

Which comes first the chicken or the egg? The highway-ready electric vehicle (EV) or the power network that makes highway-distance travel possible. In Tesla Motors’ case it’s happening at the same time. Earlier in 2012 Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its Supercharger photovoltaic-powered electric vehicle (EV) chargers specifically designed to fast charge its new […] Read more

Tesla’s Solar Charged EV Plan

Many people dream big, but relatively few follow through and make those dreams a reality. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is one of them. And, no, I’m not talking about Musk’s electric car company, which, of course, is a great example of a big dream transformed into reality. What I’m talking about is Musk’s dream […] Read more