| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Electric vehicles took another step toward the mainstream last year, when two automakers added these Earth-friendly rides to their certified pre-owned programs.
Last March, high-end EV maker Tesla Motors announced that it would start selling CPO Roadster...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Southern California freeways are smoother than they were two years ago, but nearly a quarter of lane miles are still in poor condition — the highest percentage of any California region, according to a new pavement quality study.
About 22% of the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Although Tesla Motors sold fewer than 23,000 cars last year, an almost immeasurable amount of the 15.6 million vehicles Americans purchased last year, the electric car company is pushing technological change throughout the auto industry, according to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%.
The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles.
The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Attention single guys: do not buy that mail truck.
Aside from wonky steering wheel placement and the mistrust of dogs everywhere, no vehicle on the road today is less likely to be driven by an attractive man than a mail truck, according to a recent...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:42 AM
While Telsa’s cars run on electricity, its stock price seems to defy gravity. Shares of Tesla rose 17%, or $37.65, to a record $255.30 in midday trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said the stock could hit $320.
Tesla, which sold fewer than 23,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week in Silicon Valley to sign a trade, research and economic development pact between Israel and California.
The agreement, Brown's office announced Friday,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Consumer Reports named the Tesla Motors Model S electric car the best vehicle on the road Tuesday.
The magazine called the luxury sports sedan its top pick of all 2014 model year autos. This was the first time since 2010 that Consumer Reports named a...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Rumors of a possible acquisition by Apple and expectations for a strong fourth quarter drove shares of Tesla Motors to $203.70 Tuesday, a 3% gain and a new closing high for the electric car company.
It was the first time Tesla closed over $200....