Tesla handing over the keys to its technology

Jun 13, 2014

Tesla handing over the keys to its technology

by Michael Liedtke

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company’s entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long ...

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

Sep 6, 2013

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co., the biggest sellers of rechargeable cars, posted record U.S. plug-in sales in August as their low-cost leases pushed battery-vehicle deliveries this year past last year’s tally. GM delivered 3,351 Chevrolet Volt plug-in sedans last month, up 18 ...

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Jul 29, 2013

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Domestic automakers led by Nissan Motor Co., producer of the zero-emission Leaf car, said they’ll team up to build up the number of the charging stations across the country to speed up adoption of electric cars. Nissan, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and ...