Sarah Palin Tesla tweet lumps the car maker and its luxury Model S in with other tax-subsided 'losers.' Tesla founder Elon Musk couldn't resist tweeting a response, but he should have.
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.
March car sales showed growth in electric vehicles, with a dramatic jump in Nissan Leaf sales. March 2013 will probably be one of the best months ever for the electric vehicle industry, although it's still a small sliver of the automotive market.
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.
Tesla Motors is delaying the Model X electric crossover launch to the end of next year rather than late 2013 as it had said when the Model X electric crossover was first shown, Voelcker writes.
A British appeals court has dismissed Tesla Motors' second attempt at a libel suit against the BBC, the network behind Top Gear. In 2008, Top Gear ran a piece that was highly critical of the Tesla Motors Roadster’s range, depicting it as just 55 miles under spirited driving, not the 200 miles claimed by Tesla.
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.
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.