This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at what crashes to Earth every year, a tiff over a Tesla review, why car dealers seem so manipulative, and a new technology that could help individuals dealing with blindness.
Tesla Motors will operate at a profit in the first quarter of 2013, the company said in a letter to shareholders this week. The prediction advances by almost a whole year the company's timeline for profitability, which had previously been set for the fourth quarter of 2013, Voelcker writes.
The Tesla vs. New York Times spat is a proxy for the debate on how to best decarbonize the transportation sector, Stepp writes.
Tesla Motors and The New York Times are at odds over one reporter's account of an ill-fated winter test drive of the Model S electric car. Many blame winter, but Tesla Motors blames gross inaccuracies in the Times report.
The New York Times report of a Tesla's failed test drive misses the point. You can't bring gas-powered car expectations to an all-electric vehicle.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is disputing claims made in a New York Times review that is critical of the Tesla Motors Model S electric car.
The Boeing 787 batteries may have overheated due to a structural flaw that prevented adequate ventilation. The ongoing investigation could keep the Boeing 787 grounded for weeks or months.
SolarCity ebbed the tide of bad financial news for the green energy industry with its successful IPO last week. In an interview with the Monitor, SolarCity head Lyndon Rive gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company's soaring debut on Wall Street and explains what it means for the future of renewable energy.