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Silicon Valley's SF Motors introduces electric SUVs, on sale in 2019

Chinese-backed startup's EVs will offer over 1,000 horsepower

While much attention has been turned toward the East Coast during the New York Auto Show, a new EV company has been busy on the other side of the country, in California. SF Motors, a Silicon Valley startup with financial backing from China, introduced its first two electric vehicles, the

Watch Elon Musk's appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks to new Late Show host Stephen Colbert about nuking Mars and his robot that might probe your anus.

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Tesla co-founder Eberhard joins electric motorcycle maker BRD's board

Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard has apparently brought down his electric powertrain expertise from four wheels to two, as the former Tesla CEO has joined the advisory board of San Francisco-based electric-motorcycle maker BRD Motorcycles, Wired repor

Martin Eberhard predicts 500-mile range for the electric vehicles of 2020

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Eberhard hints VW may be looking at small format cells for upcoming electric cars

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Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard involved in minor crash with Founders' Series Roadster

Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard took delivery of his Founders' Series Tesla Roadster in the summer of 2008. Apparently, a 16-year-old without a driver's license (and who might be an illegal resident) recently crashed into Eberhard's electric vehicle and ended the fun drives, at least for a while. Eberhard himself is

Confirmed: Tesla Co-Founder Eberhard working with Volkswagen

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Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk reach settlement in lawsuit

About a month ago we heard that Martin Eberhard had decided to drop his defamation and breach of contract lawsuit against Elon Musk and Tesla Motors. Now comes word that Eberhard and the defendants have actually reached a settlement. Given the ruling of the judge in the case that the suit could proceed, apart from the claim that Musk was falsely claiming a role as co-founder, the settlement should not come

Martin Eberhard "demonstrated a probability that he will prevail" in lawsuit against Tesla

Following up on yesterday's decision in a San Mateo, California court, ex-Tesla Motors CEO Martin Eberhard's legal team has issued a statement of its own regarding the lawsuit against Tesla Motors and Elon Musk. While Tesla's official response to the decision obviously focused on the judge's decision not to declare Eberhard as one of only two co-founders, there was more to the decis

Tesla lawsuit update: Eberhard not declared one of two founders, case not dismissed

There aren't yet any news reports posted about the events in court today surrounding the Tesla Motors lawsuit filed by ex-CEO Martin Eberhard, but we know from a new statement put out by Tesla that the judge struck down Eberhard's request to be declared one of just two founders of the company. Tesla said it was pleased by this decision, and "definitely agree[s] that Eberhard's claims

Tesla Motors' lawsuit update: Martin Eberhard, Elon Musk have a court date tomorrow

The legal battle between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and ex-CEO Martin Eberhard continues tomorrow in San Mateo County Superior Court when Musk and Tesla's lawyers will ask a judge to toss out Eberhard's original lawsuit. Earlier this year, Eberhard filed a lawsuit that alleges that Musk, among other things, "committe

Tesla files motion for dismissal of Eberhard lawsuit

And the battle goes on. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and his company are fighting back in court against ex-CEO Martin Eberhard. Tesla spokeswoman Rachel Konrad sent us copies of two motions filed on June 29 in California Superior Court in San Mateo. In short, the defendants are claiming

Ex-Tesla communications director Vespremi puts the automaker in historical context

While things have been quiet on the Tesla legal front in the battle for recognition between Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk, some of the bystanders in the saga are continuing to come forward with their takes of the story. Earlier this week, we heard from Tesla's former senior vice president of

David Vespremi on Tesla's relevance in bringing EVs to the masses

While things have been quiet on the official legal front in the battle for recognition between Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk, some of the bystanders in the saga are continuing to come forward with their takes of the story. Earlier this week we heard from Tesla's former SVP for marketing Sam Abuelsamid

Ex-Tesla CMO weighs in on founder controversy: They're both wrong!

As the legal battle between Elon Musk and Martin Eberhard continues to percolate, a new/old voice has chimed in publicly on the controversy for the first time. Current Peppercom clean-tech analyst and ex-Tesla SVP of Marketing Darryl Siry has penned a piece for Wired that gives a different spin on the story. Rather than come down on the side either of the

Elon fires back at Eberhard in Tesla lawsuit's latest twist

Shortly after Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors and its Chairman, Product Architect and CEO Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley automaker had this to say:

Elon fires back at Eberhard in Tesla lawsuit's latest twist

Shortly after Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors and its Chairman, Product Architect and CEO Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley automaker had this to say:

Elon Musk: "What, Me Worry?"

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