Not totally insignificant.
Crushed earnings and revenue expectations.
First profitable quarter.
Tesla has discussed the technology with Google.
Elon Musk is addicted to big Tesla announcements.
"Time to up the ante."
Lives up to the hype.
The shorts will get run over.
"Tesla owners will like this."
"That is not how Tesla operates."
Could leave it weak for the next quarter.
The company's problem isn't getting more orders.
It's like something out of Wall Street.
We ran the numbers.
Just after revealing it's now profitable.
It's the biggest Tesla order ever and Hsieh's team is creating a way for people to hail the electric cars from their phones.
Some good news.
Don't let it go squirrelly.
What could it be?
A two-part answer.
Influential Silicon Valley startup investor Paul Graham is not impressed with how Tesla’s sedan, the Model S, looks.
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Two weeks and 600 miles ago, I took delivery of a 60-kWh 2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan.I won’t dwell on the ear-flattening acceleration, nor the magic-carpet ride and handling, nor the mesmerizing 17-inch touch screen controls.
This is the second of the six-part “Inspired to Strive” series, in which business leaders of middle-market companies share their stories of success. “Inspired to Strive” is sponsored by CIT.
[credit provider=”Alex Davies / Business Insider”] Tesla will delay the production of its Model X SUV by about a year, it said in its annual report, filed last week.The electric car company is going through a rough patch: Last week, Tesla lost its legal challenge over a poor review of […]
[credit provider=”PandoDaily” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E”] Technology entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the audience at South by Southwest, a large conference in Austin, the biggest mistake he’s ever made.It has to do with hiring the wrong people.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Ethan Miller”] Update: We reported this story after speaking with a VegasTechFund entrepreneur who seemed certain this had happened. But Hsieh tells us this is not the case. He says he has “never purchased a Tesla” and he is “not creating a car rental serivce.”
[credit provider=”Kevin Smith/Business Insider”] Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla Motor Company, he’s the chairman of SolarCity, and he created SpaceX.He also has five children.
LONDON (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc. lost a legal challenge in Britain on Tuesday against BBC television’s Top Gear motoring program, which had questioned the range claimed by the manufacturer for its electric Roadster sports car.
Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu visited Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently to take a spin in the company’s controversial Model S.
Dan Edmunds, the Director of Vehicle Testing for the automotive resource site Edmunds, is test driving the Tesla Model S.
Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it’s going to have no real impact on a company’s business.
Tesla’s stock is down over 9.5 per cent after it reported a Q4 loss of $0.65 per share, which was wider than analysts expectations of a $0.53 per share loss.
[credit provider=”PandoDaily” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E”] Estonia’s reputation as one of the most wired-up countries in Europe has been boosted further with the opening of what is being billed as the world’s first nationwide electric car charging network.The sparsely populated Baltic state with a population of just 1.3 million hopes the 165 “fast […]
[credit provider=”Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Tesla” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/general-view-of-atmosphere-during-tesla-worldwide-debut-of-news-photo/138636201″] Tesla Motors just announced its fourth-quarter financial results, and it reported a net loss that was a bit wider than expected. But importantly, the company reached its production goal of 400 Model S cars a week, which it needed to hit to break even.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] Tesla stock was down as much as -4.76 per cent in after hours trading Wednesday as the company missed earnings expectations and fell short of Model S sales last quarter.Street chatter indicates that while the results weren’t terrible, there was little to change the minds of […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is ready to stop arguing with the New York Times over the newspaper’s controversial review of the electric Model S, he tweeted this afternoon:
In the past week, both CNN’s Peter Valdes-Dapena and CNBC’s Phil LeBeau recreated New York Times reporter John Broder’s fateful drive up the eastern seaboard in Tesla’s Model S.
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] In a blog post published Monday, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan said the Times’ February 8 review of the Tesla Model S was flawed by “not especially” good judgement and imprecise note-taking.The post, on the Public Editor’s Journal, addressed the debate generated by reporter John […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Mountain/Ash” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mountainash/227121468/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The biggest problem with electric cars these days is that the batteries just aren’t good enough for going on long trips. “In other words, the cost of the battery dwarfs the cost of the electric ty, and sadly it also dwarfs the cost of gasoline in most cars,” […]
[credit provider=”Tesla” url=”http://www.teslamotors.com/gallery”] Apart from last week’s damning, fight-inducing review of the Tesla Model S by John Broder at the New York Times, media reviews of the high-end electric car have been mostly positive and often effusive.That includes the review by the Time’s own auto reporter, Bradley Berman (Broder covers […]
[credit provider=”Nissan”] Recent moves by Japan’s two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time – and may never be.
[credit provider=”Phil Denton / Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsaab/7173497139/”] The New York Times’ John Broder has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s point-by-point response to his review of the company’s Model S car, and basically says Tesla’s own employees instructed him to do everything Musk took him to task for:Beginning early in […]
[preserve] [/preserve] WATCH: We had a blast when we took a Tesla Roadster for a test drive. Electric car maker Tesla is embroiled in a bitter public fight with The New York Times over whether the paper unfairly criticised one of Tesla’s cars.
[credit provider=”AP PhoAP Photo/Mark Lennihan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=tesla%20IPO&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1360619628&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=165f68e13a314145a9982068d9129dc5&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Elon Musk’s long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S’s range capability. The Times continues to vouch for the accuracy of Broder’s report […]
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Golly.Turns out nothing ignites the Internet quite like a rapid-fire online spat between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and The New York Times, the Grey Lady of establishment journalism.
[credit provider=”Bloomberg West” url=”http://bloom.bg/JnU6iI”] We’ve reached the next round in the New York Times versus Tesla fight.To recap, reporter John Broder wrote a review critiquing the Model S’ battery charge on Sunday.
There’s a new wrinkle in the tiff that exploded yesterday between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and New York Times reporter John Broder over Broder’s negative review of the Model S.
[credit provider=”AP PhoAP Photo/Mark Lennihan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=tesla%20IPO&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1360619628&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=165f68e13a314145a9982068d9129dc5&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Tesla Motors will soon announce its fourth quarter financial results. The stock was down Monday after a negative review from The New York Times, which prompted CEO Elon Musk to take to Twitter and appear on CNBC and Bloomberg TV to criticise the review.
[credit provider=”Noah Berger/Reuters”] Tesla CEO Elon Musk is feuding with The New York Times.The publication ran a review of the company’s Model S sedan that claimed the car’s battery life didn’t last the length of his trip from Washington D.C. to New York, even though he did everything that Tesla advised […]
[credit provider=”www.ExoticSpotter.com” url=”http://www.exoticspotter.com/tesla-roadster-a61-speyer-germany-93053″] Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, manufacturers of electric cars, recently announced plans to open 25 more dealerships in 2013 — almost double the 13 it opened last year — with the first new location slated to open this spring in China.According to the company, the remaining dealerships will be roughly […]
What if large groups of people could go beyond ridesharing – replacing traditional car ownership altogether through on-demand access to the cars they want: a convertible in the summer, an SUV for winter ski trips?
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Tesla just opened its first facility in Europe, and now it is preparing to sell the Model S on the continent.Yesterday, the electric car company announced pricing for the Model S for its different European markets.
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Tesla Motors will begin operations at its new European Distribution centre in the Netherlands this month, it announced this week.The 62,000 square foot facility in Tilburg, near the Belgian border, will be used as Tesla’s service and parts headquarters for Europe, and as a point for final […]
Fans of Tesla’s Model S love its sleek styling, high tech interior, and, of course, its environmentally-friendly use of electricity. They also love its performance on the road.
For Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk it must feel like sweet vindication.
In early October, Elon Musk wrote a blog post saying he expected Tesla Motors “to become cash flow positive at the end of next month.”
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Bargain-hunter, serial entrepreneur, and reformed journalist Jason Calacanis thinks we’re all missing out an a huge deal: you can get free transportation for life from Tesla.Of course, a Tesla will run you $50,000 to $100,000+.
[credit provider=”via Green Car Reports”] Tesla revealed plans to raise the price of the Model S through a message board on its website yesterday.The entry level price for a Model S is $49,900, and that’s after a tax credit. We don’t know how that’s going to change, because Tesla didn’t […]
I’ve been privileged to be able to own both of Tesla’s models (Roadster and Model S sedan) over the past four years. During that time I drove 15k+ miles and never visited a gas station, with the rare exception of my summer retreats to the Catskill Mountains driving convertible Mustangs […]
[credit provider=”Alex Davies”] Elon Musk was asked who he thinks wins the mobile war between Apple and Google.Here’s his answer, via TechCrunch:
Fortune Magazine named Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos its “Businessperson of the Year.”
The Tesla Model S has been heaped in praise lately, awarded as Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine, Automobile Magazine, and Yahoo! Autos. Now, even Consumer Reports has joined in.
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] The Street‘s John Peterson doesn’t see much upside to investing in electric car companies.Moreover, Peterson claims that the environmental benefit of electric cars is drastically overstated. He cites a chart from a study performed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University which illustrates emissions costs for both conventional […]
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Automobile Magazine just announced that it will name the Tesla Model S as its Car of the Year in its January 2013 issue. In the article, published online, it detailed many reasons for the decision, which did not include the vehicle’s potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.In […]
Despite criticism of electric cars, there’s no denying that Elon Musk got it right with the Roadster, which he is now offering to buy back. Apparently this driver hasn’t heard about, or isn’t interested in, the new deal.
[credit provider=”Bloomberg West” url=”http://bloom.bg/JnU6iI”] Electric car maker Tesla has been hit with two lawsuits that question its right to sell cars directly to consumers and not through dealerships. Today Tesla co-founder Elon Musk explained why he thinks these lawsuits are absurd.48 states prohibit or restrict factory ownership of dealerships, reports […]
Not convinced that Mitt Romney’s victory has something to do with today’s rally?
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Shares of Tesla — the electric car maker — are down 7% 12% after a warning on production and sales.It’s all in this SEC filing.
[credit provider=”Flickr/OnInnovation” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oninnovation/4334979070/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Super-hero entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has a plan to transport people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes, according to Ashlee Vance at Bloomberg BusinessWeek:Musk is cooking up plans for something he calls the Hyperloop. He won’t share specifics but says it’s some […]
Elon Musk is one of the hardest working people in the world.He’s the CEO of two world-changing companies: Electric car company Tesla and Space-exploration company SpaceX. In his free time he’s on the board of solar-installation company Solar City. On the side he produces movies. He has five children from […]
[credit provider=”Indiegogo” url=”http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum”] Web comic writer Matthew Inman, also known as “The Oatmeal,” has teamed up with non-profit “Tesla Science centre at Wardenclyffe” to raise money to save Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory, which is being sold off — possibly to a company that will tear it down and turn it […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider/Nicholas Carlson”] I spent most of last week in a 2011 Ford Focus.My wife and I had rented it for our vacation in California.
[credit provider=”Gooding Co” url=”http://www.goodingco.com/car/2008-tesla-roadster”] George Clooney, who owns one of Tesla’s early edition Roadsters from 2008, will auction the car off for charity in August as part of Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance weekend showcase.The Academy Award winner and philanthropist was invited to buy the eighth Tesla Roadster ever made, and […]
[credit provider=”Elon Musk”] Elon Musk is the most inspiring entrepreneur in the world right now.He is running two world changing companies: Electric car maker Tesla, and private space exploration company SpaceX. He’s also chairman of SolarCity, a company that does solar panels for homes.
[credit provider=”Adapted from Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Apple_store_fifth_avenue.jpg”] Apple’s most copied innovation may not be the iPad or the iPhone, so much as its retail stores.There are certain obvious trademarks of an Apple Store like the Genius Bar and the glass facade. But that’s only a small part of what makes an […]
“Silicon Valley is the best in the world at everything it does,” says Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire who funded and is now the chairman of Tesla Motors. This sort of smug satisfaction will no doubt only increase as the company’s $98,000 roadsters ship to celebrity mogul clients (the Governator, […]
Tesla’s new models like the Model S sedan and the Model X wagon may be in the news, but the company started off with something a lot more fun.
April 2 (Bloomberg) — Square Inc., a startup that makes credit-card readers for smartphones and tablets, hired communications executive Ricardo Reyes amid an effort to double its staff to 500 this year.
[credit provider=”Matt Rosoff/Business Insider”] Earlier today we learned that Tesla’s cars can effectively turn into bricks if the battery becomes completely discharged. And the repair is not inexpensive; the fix will cost around $40,000 each time.This got us to thinking: what if you still want to have an alternative fuel […]
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[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] With the introduction of the Tesla Model X late yesterday, one of the big talking points has been the “falcon doors” in the rear of the car.Tesla has said they are the “first of their kind” on a four door car. There’s a reason for that.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] Late last night on the East Coast, Tesla held a web event to introduce the world to its first entry into the heavily crowded crossover segment.We showed you the teaser yesterday, and now we have to see if the fruit was worth the wait.
[credit provider=”Elon Musk Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/elonmusk/status/167648387313840128″] Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just released this concept sketch of the brand new Model X SUV on his Twitter.Though the image is very dark, we see a front end that is very reminiscent of the Model S sedan that is currently on the way […]
[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] We walked into Buck’s Restaurant yesterday and felt like we entered a set in a movie about Silicon Valley deal makers. Everyone in the Valley has eaten at Buck’s in Woodside, California at some point. In fact, the only local hot shot entrepreneur who never stepped foot […]
[credit provider=”Matt Rosoff Business Insider”] Google Chairman Eric Schmidt recently said that Silicon Valley doesn’t talk about Occupy Wall Street because it doesn’t have the same problems as the rest of America.While it seemed insensitive at the time, he was right.
Hewlett-Packard is the original “tech company started in a garage.” Since then, we’ve seen other billion dollar companies such as Apple and Google start there too.But it’s not only garages: famous companies have also been founded in apartments, houses, and living rooms.
Morgan Stanley has downgraded shares of Tesla Automotive from Overweight to Underweight, chopping its price target from $70 to $44.
Tesla founder Elon Musk says that the company’s Model S sedan has already sold out with more than 6,500 orders, and that Tesla will be profitable in “probably 2013.”
[credit provider=”YouTube trailer” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH_vJRRMkvE&feature=player_embedded”] Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine is obsessed with electric cars: he’s driven one for the last 12 years, and his 2006 movie, “Who Killed The Electric Car?“, followed GM’s recall and forced destruction of the EV-1, one of the first mass-produced electric cars.But the electric car is […]
[credit provider=”via Green Car Reports”] On Saturday, exactly one year after it took ownership of the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla Motors held a series of test-drives aimed to show off the latest Model S Betas to the press and Model S reservation holders. We’ve already told you […]
[credit provider=”tracyshaun via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyshaun/6117651345/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] San Franciscans of a certain mindset are slowly returning from the week long Burning Man art festival that takes place in the Nevada desert a few hours away, and at least one of them will be reasonably well-rested: Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.Most attendees […]
Automobile reporter Dan Neil has made an interesting bet with Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, reports Michael Graham Richard of TreeHugger.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the next Steve Jobs, says Merrill Lynch analyst Steve Milunovich in a note this morning, via Eric Savitz at Forbes.
Tesla has yet to release the Model S, but they have no problem releasing videos of it in action.
[credit provider=”Orlando Sentinel” url=”http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com”] In a sign of its continuing need for capital–and the good performance thus far of its stock–Tesla Motors said today it would sell 5.3 million more shares of common stock.At the same time, according to the announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy an additional […]
[credit provider=”facemepls via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/faceme/4282587484/”] Saab fans all over the world are looking anxiously at a company that says it’s pulled itself back from the brink of death. Again.The latest rescuer is the little-known Chinese carmaker Hawtai Motor Group, which will invest 120 million euros ($177 million) in Spyker Cars […]