Tesla Model S Catches Fire Outside Seattle

Yesterday morning a Tesla Model S caught fire outside of Seattle, and reports now seem to indicate that after hitting debris in the road, a fire broke out in the electric sedan’s battery pack.

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Tesla Motors Changes Name To “Tuosule” In China

Some people will do anything to make a buck, and trademark squatting is one way to make fast and easy money. Zhan Baosheng thought he could fleece Tesla Motors for $32 million by trademarking the “Tesla” name, so rather than pay up, Tesla will simply go by another name in China; “Tuosule”, the transliteration of the Tesla name in a dialect native to Hong Kong.

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Tesla Motors Fights For Its Own Name In China

Over in China, companies are vying to get their names and products to consumers in the fastest-growing economy in the world. This makes trademark trolling an incredibly lucrative business, as Tesla Motors is finding out. The holder of the “Tesla Motors” trademark in China wants more than $32 million for rights to the name. Ouch.

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Tesla Motors Acquires Estimated 8% Of The Luxury Car Market

The epic rise of Tesla Motors seems almost impossible to believe. Yet just a year into production of its first original design, the Model S, Tesla Motors has managed to grab 8.4% of the U.S. luxury car market. No wonder Wall St. loves Tesla.

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New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Tesla Sales Illegal, But Fail

The New York State Automobile Dealers Association is pressuring the government to ban automobile manufacturers from registering their own stores, in order to force them to sell through third-party dealers. But a bill put before the New York State legislature died on the vine, leaving auto dealers wringing their hands.

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Tesla Motors Earns First Quarterly Profit Ever

Tesla Motors has been operating for about 10 years without turning a profit, out of the sheer determination from its founder Elon Musk. But finally, Tesla has earned its first quarterly profit ever, and going forward the outlook for Tesla looks bright.

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Tesla Expects To Earn Profit In First Quarter Of 2013

It has taken nearly ten years and hundreds of billions of dollars from both private and public investors, but Tesla Motors could finally be on the verge of turning a real and sustainable profit. So says CEO Elon Musk, which would mean that Tesla would reach profitability a full year ahead of schedule. More wishful thinking, or the beginning of a very successful automaker?

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Analysts Think Tesla Motors Will Need More Loans To Survive

For Tesla Motors, 2012 has been a good year. Production of the Tesla Model S is rolling along, and for the first time ever Tesla actually turned a weekly profit. Yet despite all the accolades and benchmarks, Tesla is still a company that owes a lot of money to a lot of people, and some market analysts think the company will need a lot more money to stay afloat.

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