3 Tesla Execs Dead In Palo Alto Plane Crash

A twin-engine Cessna piloted by a Tesla manager crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood today killing the pilot and two other Tesla employees on board. » 2/17/10 1:31pm 2/17/10 1:31pm

Tesla CEO Used Private Jet To Fly To D.C. And Beg For Money

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a fancy private jet to Washington, D.C. and then begged for money. Hmm... seems to us like someone already got yelled at for doing this. Jeez, he's already acting like a soon-to-be-bankrupt automaker. » 2/10/10 5:30pm 2/10/10 5:30pm

Tesla To Kill Electric Roadster In 2011

Who killed the electric car? Well, a closer evaluation of today's Tesla's IPO filing with the SEC reveals Tesla will. They plan to kill the Tesla Roadster after 2011. No, seriously. » 1/29/10 7:05pm 1/29/10 7:05pm

Tesla Files IPO Paperwork, Plans To Go Public

Tesla Motors filed paperwork Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering hoping to raise as much as $100 million. Oh, good, because they lost $31.5 million in the first nine months of 2009. » 1/29/10 6:15pm 1/29/10 6:15pm

Elon Musk And His Tesla Model S Design Team

Tesla's Elon Musk, pictured with his children for a New Yorker photo shoot in front of a clay model of the not-anywhere-close-to-production Tesla Model S sedan. [New Yorker] » 8/17/09 11:00am 8/17/09 11:00am

SpaceX Launches Second Successful Orbital Rocket

As the Space Shuttle Endeavor waits on the launch pad for optimal weather conditions, the Elon Musk-founded SpaceX launched its second successful rocket into orbit late Monday night carrying a Malaysian satellite into orbit. » 7/15/09 1:00pm 7/15/09 1:00pm

Elon Musk Smacks Down Eberhard, Predicts Tesla Profitability Next Month

Tesla-cofounder Martin Eberhard's lawsuits and smack-talking of the electric automaker's got current CEO Elon Musk deciding to set the record straight in a ginormous blog post. Bottom line: He expects the company to be profitable next month. Also, Eberhard sucks. » 6/22/09 4:45pm 6/22/09 4:45pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Wants $10 Gas, To Build A Kabillion Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is speaking right now at Wired Live. What's he saying? For starters, he wants to buy a car factory from a Detroit automaker so he can produce 100,000 cars per year. More craziness below. » 6/15/09 1:30pm 6/15/09 1:30pm

Tesla Co-Founder Eberhard Sues Elon Musk, Tesla

Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard, ousted from the company in November 2007 by then-chairman Elon Musk, has now filed suit in Califonria Superior Court against both Musk and Tesla Motors alleging slander, libel and breach of contract. » 6/10/09 11:01pm 6/10/09 11:01pm

Tesla Now Worth Less Than Twitter

Daimler's 10% stake in Tesla for "double digit millions" pegs Tesla's value at less than a billion dollars and probably closer to $100 million. That means Tesla's likely worth less than Twitter! » 5/19/09 10:00am 5/19/09 10:00am

Tesla's Elon Musk Continues War Of Aggression Against Volt, REVs

We thought Tesla's Elon Musk decided to give up anti-Detroit not-so-Big-Three rhetoric, but he's gone on the attack again against GM's Chevy Volt and Range-Extended Vehicles. Oh, that rapscallion! » 4/06/09 9:30am 4/06/09 9:30am

Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Mostly Revealed

Tesla once again teased the Tesla Model S, an electric sports sedan with a 225-mile range and a $60,000 price, which we heard yesterday will debut March 26 and get built — maybe, eventually. » 2/12/09 10:00am 2/12/09 10:00am

Tesla Model S Coming March 26, But Where's The DOE Funding?

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent an announcement-filled email to customers today, including a March 26th date for the Tesla Model S reveal, a profitability promise, new stores and a curious statement about government funding. » 2/11/09 2:30pm 2/11/09 2:30pm

Tesla Increases Prices On Already-Ordered Roadsters

Tesla's informed customers who've placed $50,000 deposits down for their Roadsters, the price of options they ordered has gone up. Now they need to fork over more money or lose a shot at owning one. » 1/20/09 1:00pm 1/20/09 1:00pm

Tesla Roadster Sport: More Charge For More Change

If you want an electric sportscar but worry the Tesla Roadster isn't as fast or expensive as it could be, the Tesla Roadster Sport is for you. But what does an extra $20K get you? » 1/19/09 2:30pm 1/19/09 2:30pm

A Peek Inside The Soon-To-Be-Dead Tesla Motors Detroit Office

Given the situation with Tesla Motors » 10/22/08 10:00am 10/22/08 10:00am lately, you know, , word of firings of "25-30% of their total staff of 300 employees and contractors" and the closing of the Detroit location (more accurately, the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, MI) , it's no wonder an anonymous reader decided to head out to their Rochester…

Automaker Lays Off Detroit Office With Blog Post

UPDATE: Tesla notifies Detroit workers already-in-the-know they were laid off two days ago...today! » 10/16/08 4:00pm 10/16/08 4:00pm In a sign of what this new might bring, employees in the Metro Detroit branch of electric car maker were laid off via a blog post. Yesterday, we reported that Tesla would be , which included shutting down the office…

Tesla Motors Plans To Slow Down Production Plans For Model S Sedan

Tesla has announced the company will be slowing down production plans for the Tesla Model S » 10/15/08 4:15pm 10/15/08 4:15pm sedan project until the government forks over some dough. This is just part of the news coming out of , which also announced that they've (and replaced him with main benefactor Elon Musk) and will be making serious cutbacks .…