If the Tesla Model S comes with all-wheel-drive next year, as The Verge reports, Tesla could see its sales surge in the northern states, where harsh winters demand extra traction.
Tesla stock (TSLA) soared 17 percent to record highs after a surprisingly good earnings report. Tesla Motors continues to defy expectations, making Tesla stock an intriguing option for many clean tech investors.
The BMW i3 is the German automaker's first mass-production electric car and offers a panoply of high-tech doodads aimed at an urbanizing global population. But it's too soon to tell if the BMW i3, or any electric car, will win wide appeal from a public slow to warm to alternative-fuel technology.
General Motors is watching electric automaker Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk very closely. After being bailed out of financial crisis, a reemerging General Motors must prove that, like Tesla, it too can push innovation, Ingram says.
Tesla will be included in the NASDAQ-100 next week, becoming the only automaker listed in the index. It means Tesla is being recognized by the financial world as a legitimate force rather than a potentially unstable newcomer.
Having paid off its federal loan, Tesla Motors could technically put it up for sale, according to a report in Bloomberg. The electric car company might seem a good fit for a deep-pocketed tech giant like Google, but Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has suggested he has no intention of selling the company.
Tesla will allow drivers to fully charge their car battery in just 90 seconds for $60 to $80. The first battery swaps, slated to be in service later this year, will be available between Los Angeles and San Francisco.