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Reading murky tea leaves about Tesla Motors' future and IPO

Tesla Roadster and the Smart Ed – Click above for high-res image gallery

Elon Musk: "Golden handcuffs" require I stay through Model S launch

For a guy who allegedly wants a lot of the credit for creating Tesla Motors, Elon Musk certainly doesn't seem to like the job of being its CEO. As part of Daimler's investment deal with Tesla, Musk needed to commit to staying on as Tesla's CEO at least until Sebastian Blanco

Elon Musk: Daimler's "golden handcuffs" mean I'll stay with Tesla through Model S launch

For a guy who allegedly wants a lot of the credit for creating Tesla Motors, Elon Musk certainly doesn't seem to like the job of being its CEO. As part of Daimler's investment deal with Tesla, Musk needed to commit to staying on as Tesla's CEO at least until Sebastian Blanco

Trying to find the upside to Tesla-Daimler deal

Elon Musk and Dr. Thomas Weber with the Tesla Roadster and the smart ed

Tesla confirms smart ed battery supply deal

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Financial Times confirms Tesla to supply batteries for electric Smart

A few weeks back I did some informed but utterly unconfirmed speculation about the nature of the deal that Tesla Motors had struck with Daimler. Of the two scenarios that I posited, the more likely was that Tesla would be supplying lithium ion battery packs to Daimler for use in the electric version of the Smart ForTwo. The German edition of the Financial Times today has a story on the expansi

Is Tesla Motors working with Daimler?

A few months back, Tesla Motors revealed that its upcoming WhiteStar sedan would be available in two variants, a pure battery electric like the Roadster and a range-extended electric more like the Chevy Volt. We still don't have many details on the car, although we do know that lessons learned while working on the drivetrain for the heavier sedan have been fed back into the Roadster for its updated 2.0 drivetrain.