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State Sen. Ted Gains attempts to present Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk with a 'golden' shovel. August 8, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

State Senator Presents Tesla’s CEO With ‘Golden’ Shovel; Courting Auto Maker’s Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory

State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) visited Tesla Motors’ Palo Alto headquarters Friday to deliver a golden shovel to as a gift and a hint to the electric car maker’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk.

08/08/2014

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

Tesla Prepares Site Near Reno For Possible Giga-Factory Location; Decision Still Months Away

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other locations.

07/31/2014

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

California Still In The Running For Tesla Motors’ New Battery Factory

California is making a late push to land electric-car maker, Tesla Motors’ new high-tech battery factory that would create thousands of jobs.

07/21/2014

Red Dragon Crew-Carrying Capsule (Credit SpaceX)

NASA Considers Mars Mission With Help Of Tesla’s Elon Musk, While Celebrating 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

45 years ago, America landed a man on the moon, and years from now, NASA and Tesla founder Elon Musk hope to have already landed a man on Mars, using Musk’s SpaceX rocket in a public-private partnership that turns the Apollo program model on its head.

07/16/2014

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

New Tesla For The Price Of A Prius? Electric Automaker Unveils Tesla Model 3 Sedan For $35,000

Tesla Motors, makers of luxury and performance electric cars, will now have a smaller fourth version Model 3 priced at $35,000 to compete with the BMW 3 Series and at the same price as a loaded Toyota Prius, making owning a Tesla much more plausible for the rest of us.

07/16/2014

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Pledges $1M To Proposed Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla got a big present for his 158th birthday from the man responsible for his namesake electric car company.

07/10/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Tax Incentives That Would Benefit Tesla Battery Plant

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation that creates a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin and includes similar tax incentives designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.

07/10/2014

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Tesla To Study Model S Charred And Severed In High-Speed L.A. Crash

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is requesting to review the remains of a stolen Model S Sedan that split in half and went up in flames following a high-speed chase in Los Angeles.

07/07/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Workforce Expands At Tesla Motors, Company Is Hiring More Veterans

The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.

07/04/2014

Tesla announced the new crossover Model X will roll out next year. (CBS)

Tesla Announces Model X Will Roll Out In Early 2015

Tesla is getting ready to add another vehicle to its lineup.

06/16/2014

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