5 Articles
1 / 1
14Tesla Motors appeals sales ban in New Jersey

Resistance to the way Tesla Motors sells its cars - directly to the consumer, with no negotiating and no dealer middleman - comes mostly from dealership organizations around the country. It's also illegal in some states, thanks to laws ushered into place with help from dealers. The reaction to Tesla's new style of business is led by what Steve Blank calls, "rent seekers" or "landlords of the status-quo." Tesla itself isn't into that sort of name-calling, but it will take to the courts when neces

13Saab to appeal court decision on Monday

Yesterday, Saab announced that its request for government protection was denied by a Swedish court, citing that the court feels that the automaker's proposal for a voluntary reorganization would not work. Furthermore, it is unclear to the court whether or not the proposed €245 million from China's Pang Da and Youngman companies will be enough to fix the Swedish automaker's financial woes (assuming the Chinese government approves this equity contribution). Saab disagrees with the court's int

AddToyota loses hybrid patent appeal case

Toyota finally seems to be out of options now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a lower court's ruling to stand which will award Paice LLC roughly $4.3 million in an hybrid technology lawsuit. That amount works out to $25 for every vehicle that Toyota has sold which uses the Hybrid Synergy Drive. According to the lawsuit, Toyota made use of a microprocessor which accepts torque information from the electric motor and internal combustion engine. Fortunately for Toyota, though, the ruling do

13FIA rejects McLaren appeal, confirms Raikkonen's title

Kimi Raikkonen and the boys at Ferrari can breathe a sigh of relief, as their championship has been formally confirmed by the FIA. The title was appealed by the incredibly sore losers at McLaren, who insisted that because of a temperature irregularity in the fuel in BMW's and Williams' cars at the season closer in Brazil, those four cars should have been disqualified, thereby catapulting McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to the championship. (Yeah, they were serious.)

1 / 1