Business, Technology, TCA

Elon Musk Says Tesla Might Be Interested in Buying GM Plants

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk is sizing up General Motors' recently idled plants. The tech billionaire said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that it’s “possible that [Tesla] would be open” to taking over automakers’ old plants, including factories GM recently has slated for closure.

Alicia Secord | Detroit Free Press
December 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Looks to Trucking for Ways to Accelerate Deliveries of Model 3 Cars

Teslas on a car carrier Teslas arrive at a dealership in Littleton, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Elon Musk is doing everything he can to speed up deliveries of the Tesla Model 3, including the tantalizing prospect that he may have purchased a trucking company to augment capacity provided by existing vehicle haulers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Elon Musk Reopens Door to Daimler With Vow to Inquire About Electric Van

Elon Musk Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Elon Musk floated the idea of working with a familiar ally on electric work vans after being guilt-tripped on Twitter for using fuel-burning vehicles to service Tesla Inc. models.

Gabrielle Coppola and Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk to Prowl Production Lines in Push for Model 3 Milestone

Tesla Model 3 Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will walk the entire Model 3 production line Nov. 27-28. From battery cells to finished vehicles, all assembly areas need to be able to support making 1,000 cars per day, he said.

Josh Eidelson and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla Has Bought Trucking Companies to Boost Deliveries, Elon Musk Says

Tesla cars on trailer Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Elon Musk apparently is charting his way out of what he’s referred to as “delivery logistics hell” by making acquisitions and lining up contracts with trucking haulers.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

How Elon Musk Might Make $920 Million in Tesla Debt Go Away

Tesla Factory Tesla factory in Sparks, Nev. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A big pile of debt comes due at Tesla on March 1 — $920 million worth. But starting in two weeks, the company has a chance to make it disappear.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Fills Elon Musk’s Chairman Role With Board Member Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm Denholm, 55, will assume the chairman’s role immediately. She replaces Elon Musk, who exits as chairman as part of a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Tesla Inc.)

Tesla Inc. appointed a director who’s been on its board for years to replace Elon Musk as chairman, stirring suspicion as to whether the mercurial CEO will be restrained after costly run-ins with securities regulators.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Profit Blowout Reverses Much of Elon Musk’s Damage to Stock

Tesla sedan at a dealership Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. blew away expectations with just the third quarter of positive earnings in its history, bolstering Elon Musk’s bid to make selling electric cars a financially sustainable business.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Secures Land in Shanghai for First Foreign Factory

Elon Musk Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

BEIJING — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Oct. 17 to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
October 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Model 3 Output Tops 100,000 in Milestone for Musk

Tesla model 3 sedan Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. just reached a significant round-number milestone: 100,000 Model 3 electric cars have left the factory, according to the latest estimates from the Bloomberg tracker.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2018