| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Shares of Tesla Motors crossed the $200 barrier Thursday before falling back, but still closed at a record level for the upstart automaker.
The electric car company’s closing price of $199.63, a gain of $4.31, or 2.2%, from the previous day, gives...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ford has announced it is joining a growing list of automakers who are taking a serious look at the future of self-driving cars.
The automaker has teamed up with the University of Michigan and State Farm Insurance to develop an autonomous Ford Fusion...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Tesla Motors plans to unveil an electric car in early 2015 that could sell in the $40,000 range, a mainstream offering that could be key to the automaker's future growth.
Tesla's only current offering is the Model S, a premium sport sedan that starts at...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
While designing the next-generation F-150 truck, Ford Motor Co. secretly substituted the steel body on some of its current pickups with an aluminum shell and delivered them to business customers.
The automaker was looking to test how lightweight aluminum...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Tesla Motors executives criticized the National Highway Traffic Agency’s use of the word “recall” even as they had to recall their expensive Model S electric sports sedan because of a part of the electric car company’s charging...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Mini has announced that it will use the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January to flex a little bit of muscle and reveal the John Cooper Works concept.
The car is a high-performance iteration of the all-new 2014 Cooper Hardtop that Mini showed off at the L....
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:24 AM
With eco-friendly cars taking center stage at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, it was no surprise luxury carmakers wanted to tout their stuff too.
And not just far-off concepts that drivers will need to wait years for, either. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
No one can deny that Elon Musk of Tesla Motors is a great promoter, and possibly a great motivator of engineering manpower. As a seller of electric cars at a profit ... well, let's just say the jury is still out. But it can't be good for Musk or his...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media.
Answer: about two nanoseconds....