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Will the Battery Gigafactory be Elon Musk’s Waterloo?

February 26, 2015 by Jay Stein

Tesla Battery Production and Risk

Tesla’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, faces his greatest challenge ever in selling enough batteries to support his $5 billion battery-manufacturing Gigafactory now currently under construction in Reno, Nevada. Musk will have to prevail where many others have failed.[read more]

Boston-Power Aims to Rival Tesla With Gigawatt Battery Factories

January 13, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

Lithium-ion battery builder Boston-Power announced that it had received $290 million in "financial support" from Chinese government agencies in order to scale its battery factories. The company's CEO laid out a goal of "competing with Elon Musk" in the deployment of batteries for electric vehicles.[read more]

Will Nissan's Free EV Charging Rival Tesla's Supercharger Network?

July 18, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

If you drive a Nissan Leaf, you already don’t have to worry about paying for gas, which is hovering near $4 per gallon in much of the United States. Now, you don’t have to worry about paying for the electrons that fuel your car when you’re out on the road either.[read more]

5 Non-Tesla EV Stories: BMW, Motiv, Proterra, Harley-Davidson, Boston Power

July 5, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Electric Vehicle Diversity Growth

Tesla is the marque in many automaker's sights. And since Tesla's plan is to build a lithium-ion battery factory bigger than the world's current lithium-ion production capacity -- the company is also one of the potential big players in the race to distributed storage and battery-based grid support services.[read more]

Tesla Makes a Profit, But Not from Selling Cars

June 2, 2013 by Sandy Tung



Tesla is the hottest hottest name in the EV, no scratch that, entire auto market. But it's important to take a step back and note that, Tesla did not make a profit from it's core business, its Model S electric sports-sedan.[read more]

Tesla’s Early Loan Repayment Earns Praise From Energy Department

May 24, 2013 by Tina Casey

Tesla used the DOE loan to transition its business model from building high-end roadsters to accelerate the development of its relatively affordable Tesla Model S sedan.[read more]

Energy Investment: Tesla Shares Jump After Earnings Report

May 10, 2013 by Eric Wesoff

Tesla turns a profit

Tesla shares surged 12 percent in after hours trading on news that Tesla reached profitability in Q1 for the first time in its ten-year history with a profit of $15 million on sales of $562 million for the quarter, a record for the EV producer.[read more]

Tesla-Broder Debate Examined: Decarbonizing Transportation

March 1, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

decarbonizing transporation

There is very real consumer anxiety in addition to range issues, like driving EVs under normal weather conditions as well as the classic chicken-and-egg problem of the need for building vehicle charging infrastructure.[read more]

Tesla CEO on Loan Payback to DOE, NYT Feud

February 27, 2013 by Christina Nunez

Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a sort of parting gift to Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday, as the pair were about to conclude a session at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit near Washington, D.C.[read more]

Public Editor Slams NY Times Tesla Story, Overcoming ‘Confirmation Bias’

February 23, 2013 by Joseph Romm

New York Times public editor criticizes Broder Tesla story, using the headline, “Problems With Precision and Judgment, but Not Integrity, in Tesla Test.”[read more]

Tesla-NY Times Dispute Reveals Different Truth

February 17, 2013 by Max Baumhefner

The fact is drivers of all-electric cars quickly become accustomed to their vehicle’s limitations and strengths, and are amongst the most satisfied owners on the road.[read more]

Cold Realities About Electric Vehicles: Tesla vs. NY Times

February 15, 2013 by Josie Garthwaite


Despite all the heat of the Tesla vs. New York Times interlude, however, it illustrates something we already know: batteries are finicky beasts, relatively speaking.[read more]

Is the Electric Vehicle Industry Gaining Momentum?

February 12, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

The industry is expanding at an impressive rate as well. Cadillac, Honda, BMW, and Audi will take their best shot at electric vehicles in 2014, pumping tens of thousands of additional PEVs into the market almost immediately.[read more]

Predicting the Electric Vehicle Adoption Curve

August 8, 2011 by Tom Konrad

Guest post by By Craig Shields, Editor, As I told the audience in my recent presentation at the Electric Vehicle Summit, I actually see this subject as one of very few bright spots happening in the world today. In particular, it appears that the divorce between Big Auto and Big Oil will be a messy and ugly affair, but...[read more]

What’s The True Cost of an Electric Car?

April 20, 2011 by Marc Gunther

Detroit’s the Motor City. California’s car culture is unsurpassed. But when the electric car industry staged an “innovation motorcade” of electric cars and trucks today, it did so in Washington, D.C.–fittingly, because, without the government, there would simply be no electric car industry. Indeed, the market for electric cars is so...[read more]