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    1. May 27, 2015

      German auto brands trio faces Silicon Valley competitors

      In the early 1970s, when a young Ferdinand Piëch joined Audi, the German marque had lower revenues per car than Opel and was...

    2. May 22, 2015

      ‘Elon Musk’, by Ashlee Vance

      Three years ago, I was summoned to a meeting with a powerful stock market investor who wanted to explain why Elon Musk was...

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    1. May 8, 2015

      A day in the life of a London electric car station

      In the 21st century, where a working flying car exists, it seems strange that we are still waiting for auto­mobiles powered...

    2. May 8, 2015

      The Rich Column: Pester power in action

      When you look at some entrepreneurs, you can almost imagine their childhoods. Staring at frozen windows, flicking power...

    3. May 6, 2015

      Tesla picks up on better quarterly performance

      Tesla Motors on Wednesday ended a string of mild earnings disappointments that raised questions about its management...

    4. May 5, 2015

      Sweet smell of success for Estée Lauder

      Investors shopped for shares of Estée Lauder, the beauty products and fragrance company, after it reported fiscal...

    5. May 1, 2015

      Carmaker Tesla looks to spark revolution in domestic power

      Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric car company, has taken a big bet on domestic power storage, highlighting the...

    6. May 1, 2015

      Tesla: battery powered

      Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Tesla, likes dreaming up utopian visions of the future. Imagine a world with zero...

    7. May 1, 2015

      Carmaker Tesla moves into domestic battery market

      Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched an ambitious move into the energy storage market, placing high hopes for both...

    8. April 6, 2015

      US stock rise defies disappointing jobs data

      US stocks confounded expectations to push higher on Monday in their first trading session following last week’s surprisingly...

    9. April 3, 2015

      Connected cars: Tyred and wired

      When Louise Chandler, a 31-year-old nurse from Surrey, hit a kerb in her Renault Clio in July 2013, it broke the rear axle,...

    10. Tech blog

      April 2, 2015

      Tech boom makes April Fools of us all

      April Fools’ Day has become a grand tradition in the tech world, with Google in particular pulling out all the stops to show...

    11. March 31, 2015

      Pioneers in the making: Elon Musk and Jack Ma

      How long do you have to have been in business to be a business pioneer? The judges spent time debating the merits of some...

    12. Tech blog

      March 30, 2015

      Musk's tweeted promise not such a surprise after all

      He’s at it again. With 1.86m followers on Twitter, Elon Musk is a one-man publicity machine – as he showed on Monday, with...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Elon Musk tempers autonomous driving claims

      Elon Musk, the Tesla Motors boss known for his expansive claims for technology, appeared to promise a leap forward in...

    14. March 19, 2015

      Tesla to help drivers avoid feeling ‘flat’

      Elon Musk’s attempt to “end range anxiety” did not do much to alleviate investor concerns on Thursday. Tesla shares fell 1.5...

    15. March 18, 2015

      Auto R&D: stuck in neutral

      One difference between Tech bubble 2.0 and the first version: more cars this time. Uber has ridden ride-sharing technology...

    16. February 17, 2015

      Tesla: means of production

      Vision without execution is just hallucination, Thomas Edison once observed. It is something that Elon Musk, founder of...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      No one needs to buy Tesla

      Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said...

    18. February 13, 2015

      Apple hiring automotive experts to work in secret research lab

      Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said...

    19. February 11, 2015

      Delivery shortfall holds back Tesla

      A shortfall in deliveries of new vehicles and manufacturing glitches in the final months of last year caused Tesla Motors to...

    20. February 2, 2015

      Driven to distraction by China electric cars

      The great Chinese road trip is about to begin. In the next fortnight, tens of millions of motorists will shortly join at...

    21. January 19, 2015

      Tesla: in need of a recharge

      In the cold logic of the market, stock prices can be good or bad, but companies cannot. Tesla’s share price is $100 below...

    22. January 16, 2015

      China completes Beijing-Shanghai electric car charging route

      Electric vehicle owners can now drive from China’s capital to its main financial centre without having to worry about...

    23. January 13, 2015

      Musk looks around corner of China slowdown

      Elon Musk has held out the prospect of Tesla achieving “a few million” in annual car sales by 2025, even as reports of a...

    24. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled ambitious...

    25. January 13, 2015

      GM fires a Bolt at electric car rivals

      When the curtain lifted on Monday to reveal General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt concept car, there were few obvious signs why the...

    26. January 12, 2015

      GM’s Bolt sparks electric car rivalry

      General Motors has made an audacious attempt for leadership of the electric vehicle market, with a “game-changer” concept...

    27. January 6, 2015

      Toyota to share fuel-cell vehicle patents free of charge

      Following the footsteps of rival Tesla, Toyota said it would share its 5,680 patents related to its fuel-cell cars for free...

    28. January 4, 2015

      And the Golden Flannel of the year award goes to . . . 

      On New Year’s eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last minute plea on...

    29. December 28, 2014

      Disrupters bring destruction and opportunity

      2014: year of disruption As buzz words go, it is an ugly one. But, in 2014, “disrupters” have been wreaking havoc on...

    30. December 26, 2014

      Tesla pushes boundaries with Roadster retrofit

      Tesla Motors claimed an extra edge in its already sizeable range advantage over other electric car companies on Friday, with...

    31. November 20, 2014

      Hydrogen and electric vehicles battle for supremacy

      Jaguar Land Rover attracted the attention of global media last month when Queen Elizabeth II opened its £500m factory in...

    32. November 20, 2014

      Cost of electric vehicles outweighs their ‘green’ credentials

      In the world of cars, green typically means “go”. But that does not apply to supposedly environment-friendly electric...

    33. November 20, 2014

      Carmakers are looking out on a road littered with hazards

      Imagine driving on a busy road surrounded by speed cameras while trying to programme the sat nav. And then the fuel starts...

    34. November 6, 2014

      Genworth slumps after reserves review

      Genworth Financial was one of the worst performing stock on the S&P 500 after the insurance provider said it would increase...

    35. November 5, 2014

      Tesla reveals new delay to Model X launch

      Tesla Motors on Wednesday announced another delay to the launch of its next electric vehicle, a sports utility known as the...

    36. October 28, 2014

      Carmakers slowing on innovation

      Carmakers have shifted down a gear in the race to innovate, slowing the pace of change despite unprecedented demands for new...

    37. October 26, 2014

      Carmakers chase consumers into shops and online in sales drive

      It is based in a shopping mall, displays only three vehicles, employs no trained salesmen and is mainly staffed by women....

    38. October 24, 2014

      Toyota sells part of its Tesla stake

      Toyota has sold a part of its stake in US electric carmaker Tesla, as the world’s biggest automaker banks on fuel cell...

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