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Tesla value hits $100 billion, triggering payout plan for Musk

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:05 AM

Under a compensation plan approved by Tesla's board in 2018, Musk is to be paid in stock awards based on the value of the company, which could be worth as much as $50 billion if Tesla reaches $650 billion

ELON MUSK. Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. leaves the US District Court, Central District of California through a back door in Los Angeles, U.S. on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images/AFP

End of the road: Dyson quits race to make electric cars

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:11 PM

James Dyson laments, 'Though we have tried very hard throughout the development process, we simply cannot make it commercially viable'

JAMES DYSON. In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018, British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses during a photo session at a hotel in Paris. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

From princes to undertakers, Norway's motorists go electric

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars

A custom made Tesla Motors car operated by a funeral services company in Norway is pictured in Oslo on April 29, 2019. Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars. The choice is especially green in this country, where most of the electricity produced is environmentally-friendly, derived from hydro power.  Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car

May 09, 2019 - 8:32 PM

James Dyson acknowledges the patents are deliberately light on specifics but says 'they do reveal some of the ways we might improve Battery Electric Vehicles'

JAMES DYSON. British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses with products during a photo session at a hotel in Paris on October 11, 2018. File Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Chinese carmakers show goods in Geneva as sales tank at home

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:40 PM

New Chinese players come out in force this year in Europe's biggest annual car show, which has typically been a showcase for luxury cars from historic manufacturers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 5, 2019: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster sports car debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com

Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The affected vehicles in China are Model S cars made between February 2014 and December 2016, the State Administration of Market Regulation says

Dyson to make electric cars in Singapore

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Dyson, founded and owned by Brexit-backing billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson, says the factory is scheduled for completion in 2020

DYSON'S CAR DREAMS. British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses with products during a photo session at a hotel in Paris on October 11, 2018. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP)

Lawsuit accuses Tesla of trying to 'burn' short-sellers

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'This appears to be a textbook case of fraud,' Labaton Sucharow law firm partner Michael Canty says

TESLA'S CEO. Elon Musk, Tesla's billionaire founder, hopes the Model 3 will propel the California manufacturer into the mass market. But Wall Street experts say the global oil price plunge will likely sink his dreams. Photos from Elon Musk and Tesla Motor's Twitter profiles.

Tesla held talks with Germany, Netherlands over new factory – report

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Tesla continues to map out potential factories outside the U.S. following its deal with the Shanghai government in early July

MODEL S. A Tesla model S sits parked outside of a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/AFP

Tesla to build huge Shanghai factory – local government

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The deal marks the biggest overseas foray yet for Tesla, which is looking to expand into global markets, plans that faced a potential threat from the intensifying China-US trade row

TESLA IN CHINA. A boy sits in a Tesla car during a visit at Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 4, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

California wants 5 million 'green' cars on roads by 2030

Jan 27, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The $2.5 billion, 8-year plan also involves the installation of 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations and 200 hydrogen fueling stations by 2025

Dyson to make electric cars by 2020

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Details of the project remain top secret, but entrepreneur James Dyson says every element would be designed by his company

DYSON ELECTRIC CARS. Photo of James Dyson by Heathcliff O'Malley for Dyson.

Tesla's lower-priced Model 3 to start production Friday

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:16 AM

The first 30 customer Model 3 Tesla cars are slated to be ready on July 28

TESLA CARS. A view of a Tesla car at "Late Night Letters" during the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival - Day 4 on June 24, 2017 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Nantucket Film Festival/AFP

Electric cars to weaken demand for petrol within the decade – report

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Fossil fuel companies are underestimating growth of electric car industry says a report by financial think tank Carbon Tracker

MODEL S. A Tesla Model S P100D is shown at a press event for CES 2017 at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market on January 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Meet the Genius EV, a Filipino engineer's contribution to the green movement

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:17 PM

I wanted to build something that could help address the problem says the electric vehicle s creator Adonis Lagangan

GENIUS EV. The Pinoy-made electric car is designed by a former OFW who used his earnings to help fund his passion project. Photo by Shaira Panela/Rappler

Tesla probes fatal Dutch crash, says auto-pilot not on

Sep 08, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Tesla Netherlands says the autopilot had not been activated at any point and that the car was driving at 155 kilometers per hour

TESLA CRASH. A rescue worker takes a picture around the spot where a Tesla slammed into a tree in Baarn, on September 7, 2016. Photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen / ANP / AFP

Samsung to build electric car battery plant in Hungary

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The company said it will invest 100 billion forints 325 million euros in the construction of the plant in the small town of God 25 kilometers 15 miles north of the capital Budapest

SAMSUNG EV BATTERIES. The Samsung logo is displayed on a screen at the Hammerstein Ballroom, August 2, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Tesla loss widens as company works to speed production

Aug 04, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The carmaker reports a net loss of 293 2 million in the second quarter of 2016

epa04727762 A row of Tesla Motors Model S cars are seen at a parking lot of the Tesla Motors Headquarters in Palo Alto, California, USA, 30 April 2015. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

BMW powers through second quarter towards record year

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The German carmaker makes 2 2 billion of profit from April to June 2016

Visitors walk among German BMW cars on display at an auto show in Hanoi on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

5 ways to cut carbon: What PH can learn from Germany

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

From imposing fees on CO2 emitting factories to giving rebates to electric car users here are some climate saving strategies in Germany that the Philippines could take its cue from

BIKING IN BERLIN. Germany, and the rest of Europe, is experience a rediscovery of the biking lifestyle after a love affair with the automobile. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Tesla accelerates to hit target of 500,000 cars yearly

May 05, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Increased Tesla production would likely involve building more factories possibly in Europe or Asia

epa04997425 Visitors view the Tesla S model 15 September 2015 at the IAA International Motor Show, Frankfurt, Germany. The trade show featured 1,102 exhibitors from 39 nations, with more than 900,000 visitors expected. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Newest Tesla electric Model 3 car will aim at middle market

Mar 27, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Analysts say the new car is critical to Tesla at a time when cheap gasoline is challenging all green cars

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Bolt set to go into production later this year is designed to travel 320 kilometers more than 200 miles between charges

CHEVY BOLT. The new Chevy Bolt EV, an electric car with a battery range of 200 miles, priced at $30,000, and will be in production this year, is seen on stage after a keynote address at CES 2016 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Green cars in Norway win world's biggest market share

Jan 06, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Norway offers numerous incentives to encourage buyers to opt for green cars

GOING GREEN. In Norway, almost 26,000 zero emission cars were registered in 2015 out of a total of 150,700 private new cars.

Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:35 PM

The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW starts selling its i3 electric models on Amazon co jp

ELECTRIC CARS. A Japanese businessman walks past a large BMW electric car advertisement at a train station near the venue of the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, 01 December 2011. Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Electric carmaker Fisker files for bankruptcy

Nov 24, 2013 - 8:46 AM

The California based company is entering an asset purchase agreement with Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC

E-shuttle to improve lives of PH jeepney drivers

Oct 29, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The COMET e shuttle system gives drivers monthly pay and health benefits

DRIVING CHANGE. a COMET e-shuttle drives through the streets of Makati City. Photo courtesy of GET Philippines

Welcome E-shuttle, bye-bye PH jeepney

Oct 26, 2013 - 8:51 PM

In January 2014 30 COMET e shuttles will ply routes in Metro Manila hoping to one day render the conventional jeep obsolete

COMET VS JEEP. Is it time to retire conventional jeeps in favor of the electric-powered COMET?