| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:44 AM
A series of three fires in five weeks has prompted a federal investigation into the Tesla Model S. In a blog post yesterday, the luxury electric car company’s CEO and Chairman Elon Musk said Tesla requested the National Highway Traffic Safety...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France.
From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Federal safety regulators opened a probe into a series of fires in Tesla Motors Inc. electric cars following crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that it would investigate why two of the expensive Tesla Model S sporty...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. was being overly scrutinized by the media after three fires broke out in recent months on its expensive electric cars.
Musk, chief executive of Tesla, addressed the topic during a wide-ranging...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:39 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - In an escalation of the auto industry's war of words over future green technologies, a senior Toyota Motor Corp executive singled out Elon Musk and other rival executives on Tuesday and made a bold prediction for its hydrogen car.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Tesla Motors said it would sell the big battery version of its Model S electric sports sedan in China for about $121,000. While that’s an eye-popping number to American car shoppers, it actually represents a restrained, strategic approach for the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Consumer Reports said Thursday that the Tesla Motors Model S electric car has generated the highest consumer loyalty of any car it has surveyed in years.
Owners of the luxury sports sedan, which sells for $70,000 to $100,000 depending on equipment and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Elon Musk, who heads electric-car company Tesla Motors, has shelled out $6.75 million on the former Gene Wilder estate in Bel-Air, property records show. That's a lot of clams for a cracked driveway.
[Updated 10:59 a.m. PST Nov. 5: The sellers are...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The second fire of a Tesla Model S in the same month has prompted renewed doubt on the safety of electric cars. The aftermath of a high-speed crash of the luxury performance car in Mexico Oct. 18 was captured on video and has been making the rounds,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:26 PM
The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The trade group for California’s new car dealers wants the state Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motors’ advertising practices, alleging that the upstart automaker is violating various state and federal laws in marketing...