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  • Blink network  -  charging by the kWh

    It's not unheard of for the fans of well-loved brands—e.g. Tesla—to decide to buy shares in the company. It's somewhat less common for companies to reach out to their customers en masse and pitch all of them on buying shares in the company. That's apparently what the Blink charging network has done, according to numerous posts in electric-car forums from members who use its stations. DON'T MISS: Got A Blink Charging Station? ChargePoint Offers Up To $2,200 For You To Switch (Oct 2013) Many electric-car drivers who enrolled in the Blink network to use its public charging stations...

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012
    Tesla Transparency On Orders, Sales, Production Fades: Do Owners, Investors Care?

    On February 11, electric-car maker Tesla Motors will release its 2014 earnings and hold a conference call for financial analysts to discuss them. If recent patterns hold, the company won't disclose a number of the important operating metrics that reveal how well it's doing. In fact, over the last...

  • Elon Musk signs new 2013 Tesla Model S at Tesla Store opening, Austin, Texas [photo: John Griswell]
    Can Tesla Raise More Than $1 Billion On Soaring Stock Price?

    Investors in startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] have had quite the wild ride lately. Following its first-ever profitable quarter, with its share price soaring above $80, Tesla announced last Wednesday that it would issue new stock and warrants. Now, Tesla has quietly increased its...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011
    Is Tomorrow The Most Important Day Ever For Tesla Motors?

    It's never dull over at Tesla Motors, but tomorrow is a particularly important day. It may, in fact, be the most important day in the electric-car maker's history. That's because after the stock market closes, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will give the first hints about whether it could genuinely...

  • Elon Musk
    Tesla Now Trading Higher Than Ford, GM, VW After 2012 Model S Launch

    It may not be delivering its much-anticipated 2012 Model S Sedan to the its first customer until the middle of next year, but Californian electric automaker Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] is now trading higher than many of its traditional gasoline rivals on the NASDAQ exchange. At a high-point of $24.95 so...

  • 'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet
    Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Be Sold, But Elon Musk Is Wrong

    In a sign of its continuing need for capital--and the good performance thus far of its stock--Tesla Motors said today it would sell 5.3 million more shares of common stock. At the same time, according to the announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy an additional 1.5 million shares of the...

  • Saab 9-5

    Saab fans all over the world are looking anxiously at a company that says it's pulled itself back from the brink of death. Again. The latest rescuer is the little-known Chinese carmaker Hawtai Motor Group, which will invest 120 million euros ($177 million) in Spyker Cars NV, the Dutch company that owns the Swedish brand. For its $177 million, Hawtai will be able to purchase up to 29.9 percent of Spyker. That means that the entire company is valued at $530 million. In contrast, startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion, after its...

  • Zipcar
    Zipcar's Stock Price Zooms Upward After IPO

    Car-sharing startup Zipcar went public on Thursday and saw its shares rise 56 percent in the latest example of a strong recovery for the initial public offering market. The shares started at $18 and closed at $28 today. In after-hours trading, the stock is up another 19 cents. ALSO SEE: More Zipcar...

  • Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California
    Tesla Motors Stock Drops 16 Percent, Analysts Pile On Worries

    As VentureBeat suggested on Thursday, the entry of new shares onto the market today has caused Tesla’s stock to drop. The stock is trading down 16 percent today now that the 180-day post-IPO lockup period has ended and insiders are free to sell their shares. The stock is trading at $25.30...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
    Big Success For GM's IPO, But Symbolism Sows Seeds of Worry

    By all accounts, the initial public offering of General Motors stock yesterday was a huge success. Demand for the shares was five times the initial allocation, prompting the company both to raise the amount it sold and raise the price. At the end of the day, GM stock [NYSE:GM] closed higher than...

  • First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos
    Report: Fisker Considering Six Model Lineup, Filing For IPO

    Electric car start-up Tesla successfully launched a stock IPO earlier this year and in the process managed to earn the company a handy $226 million; crucial funding that will go on to help spawn several new models for the company. Now, closest rival Fisker is thinking of doing the same, revealing...

  • Coulomb electric-car charger, Madison, WI
    Car Charging Station-Maker Coulomb Raises $15 Million to Expand Network

    Coulomb Technologies, a leader in roadside charging stations and infrastructure, announced a $15 million third round of funding, which it will use to further develop its network of electric vehicle charging stations. The company has inked partnerships with Leviton and Siemens, which will add their...

  • BYD e6

     Build Your Dreams, one of China's largest battery and electric vehicle companies, has been telling us for months that it plans to bring affordable, competitive and safe electric vehicles to the U.S. market very soon. But as the months roll on, BYD's claim to get a car to market sooner rather than later is fading. However, it's not federal safety tests or poor product design which is causing the Chinese company concerns at the moment. It's poor sales performance and lengthy court battles. Late last week, BYD announced it planned to delay plans to list on the Shenzhen stock market after the...

  • A123 lithium-ion cells
    A123 Spins Out Energy Storage Startup, Loses Chrysler Deal

    Advanced battery maker A123 announced more than its quarterly earnings yesterday. In addition to posting a lackluster $22.6 million in revenue, the company spun off a new energy storage startup called 24M Technologies to work on more unorthodox lithium-ion architectures. The company also tempered...

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    Green stocks sputtering out on public markets as Zipcar nears IPO

    Last week, electric car maker Tesla Motors made history as the first automotive company to go public since Ford in the 1950s, but its share price continues to drop, down another 9.24 percent so far today. Despite its buzz and sex appeal, it looks like the company won’t be able to escape the fate...

  • Elon Musk
    IPO Nets Tesla CEO Elon Musk A Cool $24 Million

    When Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA) finally listed on Nasdaq on Tuesday its share price went from $17 up to $23.89 at the end of trading, a gain of almost 41 percent in just one day alone. Scores of profit takers would have been rejoicing; among them Tesla CEO Elon Musk who managed to walk away with a cool...

  • Closing price of Tesla Motors stock on third day of trading
    Why Is Tesla’s Stock Deflating After Only Two Days?

    Good news for those of you who shorted Tesla Motors' stock: the electric car company’s shares are already falling in price as the zeal around its $226 million public debut begins to fade — after just two days. TSLA closed at $21.96 today, its third day of trading, after falling $1.87. Yesterday...

  • Tesla Model S and Roadster
    Tesla Stock Surges Nearly 41 Percent On First Day Of Trading

    Wall Street investors rallied behind Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA) today, with the electric car start-up’s share price surging nearly 41 percent on its first day of trading on Nasdaq. Tesla’s share price ended the day at $23.89 a share, a gain of $6.89 on its opening price of $17. Just the day before...

  • Closing price of Tesla Motors stock on first day of trading

    The Nasdaq is closed, and Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] is ending its first day on the market at $23.89 a share, a 40.5 percent increase over the $17 pricing it announced last night. This is a rock star showing for the electric car company, which has exceeded expectations that were already sky high. As of 20 minutes before 4 p.m. EST, the stock price was hovering between $21 and $22. It shot up above $23 in the last few minutes of trading, indicating delayed interest from investors not wanting to miss out on what has become one of the hottest picks on the market. The closing price point pushes...

  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors
    Tesla IPO Raises More Than $226 Million

    Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA), or TSLA as it will trade under on Nasdaq, has been priced at $17 per share, allowing the electric car start-up to raise more than $226 million in its IPO. Investors were expecting the share price target range to be between $14 and $16 but the overflow of excitement saw Tesla...

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster
    Elon Musk Draws Similarities Between Tesla, Google and Apple, But Are They Really Alike?

    Unless you've been asleep for the past two months the chances are that you already know that Tesla Motors is about to launch it's IPO. You're probably also aware that predicted investment from the IPO is now at $178 million, up $78 million from original estimates.  But just how is Elon Musk...

  • Tesla IPO presentation via Retail Roadshow
    Tesla IPO Doc Reveals Plans For Crossover, Cabrio And Commercial Vehicle

    Tesla has previously hinted that its electric powertrain technology could be applied to a number of vehicle platforms and that the company would eventually expand its lineup beyond the current Roadster and upcoming Model S sedan. In fact, at Tesla’s announcement of interest in acquiring a $465...

  • Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson
    If Tesla Roadster Production Ends in 2012, Show Us The Money

    Whenever we're asked whether electric-car startup Tesla Motors will make it, we respond with our own question: What's the last carmaker started from scratch in the U.S. by entrepreneurs that's still with us, and when did it launch? The answer is Chrysler, and the year was 1924. In other words...

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