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Electric Cars

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Likens Car Dealers To ‘Mafia’ As KPIX Poll Finds Support For Direct Auto Sales

Dealerships across the country continue to take aim at Tesla Motors over their direct-to-consumer sales. Now Founder Elon Musk is firing back and getting some support from Bay Area, where poll results show support for the company’s model.

03/19/2014

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hayward Metal Firm Getting Huge Boost From Tesla Motors’ Success

Shares of Tesla Motors surged Friday following better than expected fourth-quarter results, and now another Bay Area company is getting a charge from electric car maker’s success.

02/21/2014

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Motors Shares Soar On Results, Outlook

Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.

02/19/2014

Karma by Fiskar Automotive

Chinese Company Lines Up To Buy California-Based Fiskar Automotive

Wanxiang America Corp. has filed a proposal to buy the assets of California-based Fisker Automotive. Fiskar, once the electric rival of Tesla, sought bankruptcy protection in 2013.

01/01/2014

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Expects Feds To Clear Model S In Fires

The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two battery fires.

11/22/2013

Cellphone video of a Tesla Model S electric car on fire near Seattle on October 1, 2013. (Petrus Breedt)

NHTSA Investigating Tesla Model S Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.

11/19/2013

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Mulling Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Factory In World

Looking to eventually produce more electric cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said they may need a new factory for battery cells alone and its size would be major.

11/18/2013

Fremont Fire Department vehicles on the scene of an industrial accident at the Tesla factory on November 13, 2013. (CBS)

Cal/OSHA: Tesla Factory Had Previous Safety Violation

The Bay Area Tesla factory where three workers were burned by hot metal was previously cited for a safety violation that led to an injury, a state official said Thursday.

11/14/2013

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

3 Workers Injured In Accident At Fremont Tesla Factory, CEO Speaks Out

Three workers were sent to the hospital with burns following an industrial accident at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont on Wednesday.

11/13/2013

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Stems Bleeding After Bad Few Days

Investors in the Tesla electric car company stemmed the bleeding a bit Friday. But it was still an abysmal few days, marred by another fire in a Model S and earnings results that many found disappointing.

11/08/2013

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