Sarah Palin attacked Tesla in a Facebook post recently, lumping the electric car company in with other federally-funded, clean-energy failures. While Fisker Automotive is a fair target, Sarah Palin doesn't have the same argument when it comes to the more-successful Tesla Motors.
Tesla Motors announced late Sunday it exceded its sales target for its Model S electric car and expects to record a profit for the first time in the company's history. Meanwhile, its biggest luxury electric-car competitor, Fisker Automotive, is exploring filing for bankruptcy.
California is by far the largest single market for electric cars, Voelcker writes, and that means charging stations in public parking lots are now sometimes fully occupied, meaning they can't recharge their electric cars' batteries.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the New York Times article on the company's Model S sedan cost Tesla Motors as much as $100 million, Ernst 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.
Nissan Leaf sales will rise in 2013 thanks to a drop in sales price, Voelcker predicts. But the 2013 Nissan Leaf sales won't soar into the stratosphere.
Boeing 787 will undergo an FAA investigation after a small fire and fuel leaks marred its debut. What does the Boeing 787's unique electrical power system have to do with the glitches?
Tesla Motors has a set policy of not disclosing monthly sales figures or production figures until it has to by law, Voelcker writes, but online speculation abounds over Tesla Motors sales figures.