Tesla Lays off Some Detroit Staff By Blog

Bad news for electric car fans and the guys who build 'em. Tesla » 10/17/08 12:30pm 10/17/08 12:30pm has let go 90% of their Detroit staff in the interest of "consolidating" their workforce in San Jose. The lucky remainder gets to relocate to California, no expenses paid, to keep their jobs. Then again, the economy is bad and Tesla isn't exactly raking…

Tesla Sues White Star Ex-Designer for Sabotage

Tesla Motors, maker of the much hyped (and well reviewed) electric Roadster is suing Fisker Automotive, the outfit behind fake vroom-y Karma, for stealing Tesla's design and trade secrets. Supposedly, this pushed the sale date for Tesla's four-door sedan, White Star, back six months, to 2010. Henrik Fisker (the… » 4/15/08 10:45am 4/15/08 10:45am

Tesla Electric Sports Car Wins INDEX Award To Confirm Sexiness

It's a good day for people who love things that go really, really fast. Our favorite super electric car — the Tesla Roadster — has won an INDEX prize for being so damn cool. The INDEX prizes are the world's most lucrative design awards, given every two years for five categories — body, home, work, play and community —… » 8/24/07 7:24pm 8/24/07 7:24pm

Tesla Roadster Won't Meet Original Range Promises

Aw, shucks. The Tesla Roadster, everyone's favorite electric sports car, isn't going to be quite as impressive as the initial stats claimed. While the first announcements about the car said it would have a 250 mile range, a letter that was sent out to the first 380+ people who've ordered one let them know that, due to… » 4/18/07 11:30am 4/18/07 11:30am