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Can a high-profile company led by a celebrity CEO come within two weeks of bankruptcy without anyone noticing?

In early 2013, electric automaker Tesla Motors came so close to running out of cash that its brash leader, Elon Musk, approached Google about buying the company, according to a new Musk biography.

A surge in sales of the company’s pricey Model S sedan staved off disaster. Musk broke off the Google talks, no longer needing  …  More

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Charge is proof that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good. The movie follows several teams to the world’s first zero-emissions grand prix on the Isle of Man in 2009 and on their return in 2010. For the visionaries, this is history. For the petrol-heads it’s blasphemy. What is racing without the sound and fury of internal combustion engines? Charge is about the future. It’s about change. It’s about the dream of a clean, green world. It’s about the dream of winning.

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In the wake of Tesla’s big fourth-quarter earnings and sales miss, auto analyst Adam Jonas says now is the perfect time to jump in.

The car business is my life. I buy cars, sell cars, finance cars and write about the whole process.
That guy in high school who used to sit in the back of class and read car magazines all day? I was that guy, and I still am.

But I’m not blind to the industry’s problems. As a former financial analyst, I knew General Motors was heading for trouble in 2007 and 2008, even when the company was pronouncing itself healthy. To supplement my income, I shorted 1,000 shares of GM stock   …  More

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Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.

U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell.

“Fuel savings are   …  More

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