Jan 5, 2017

Mass production of batteries begins at Tesla-Panasonic factory

Tesla Motors Inc. said Wednesday that mass production of lithium-ion battery cells along with Panasonic Corp. has begun at a plant being jointly built by the two companies outside Reno, Nevada. The Gigafactory is expected to be a major foothold for Panasonic to expand ...

Dec 28, 2016

Tesla, Panasonic to begin solar panel production in New York

Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. completed work on an agreement to begin manufacturing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, New York, eventually bringing some 1,400 jobs to the region. Production will begin this summer, with the factory’s output capacity expanding ...

Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Oct 29, 2016

Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors Inc. a clean-energy behemoth on Friday, unveiling a new solar roof product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests gathered in an outside courtyard on the “Desperate ...

Aug 17, 2016

Tesla investigating Model S inferno during France test drive

Pioneering U.S. electric car firm Tesla said Tuesday it was probing an incident in which one of its Model S sedans caught fire while undergoing a test drive in France. “We are working with the authorities to determine the circumstances of the incident and ...

Orders for lower-priced Tesla zoom to surprising 198,000

Apr 2, 2016

Orders for lower-priced Tesla zoom to surprising 198,000

Demand for Tesla Motors’ new lower-priced electric car surprised even the company’s CEO Friday as 198,000 people plunked down $1,000 deposits to reserve their vehicles. “Definitely going to need to rethink production planning,” a surprised CEO Elon Musk said on his Twitter feed. Musk ...

Dec 12, 2015

Top IT executives pour $1 billion into artificial intelligence startup

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and other prominent tech executives are pouring $1 billion into a nonprofit aimed at creating artificial intelligence that augments humans’ capabilities, rather than making them obsolete. The effort announced Friday, called OpenAI, joins significant investments from ...