Tesla wants White House to pressure Beijing on behalf of US automakers during Obama-Xi summit

Tesla wants the White House to pressure Beijing on reducing restrictions on US automakers operating in China without a local partner. Photo: Bloomberg

Electric car maker Tesla is pushing the White House to intervene on behalf of United States automakers during an official visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping next month.

Monday, 31 August, 2015, 11:02am 2 comments

Tesla Model S P85D luxury performance sedan launches in Hong Kong as demand for electric cars grows

The Tesla Model S P85D was officially launched in Hong Kong on Monday. Photo: David Wong

Amid a steady rise in electric vehicle users in Hong Kong, Tesla unveiled its latest model, the Model S P85D, which has an ‘Insane’ mode that allows the car to go from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.3 seconds.

18 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm 2 comments

Tesla shares down after electric car maker posts losses as Elon Musk says more cash needed

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk as the company's shares fell about 6 per cent on after the electric car maker posted a wider quarterly loss and said it may raise more cash to offset heavy spending on expanded production. Photo: AFP

Shares of Tesla Motors fell about 6 per cent on Wednesday after the electric car maker posted a wider quarterly loss and said it may raise more cash to offset heavy spending on expanded production.

6 Aug 2015 - 2:56pm

Tesla electric cars struggle to ignite Chinese market

Tesla has never announced sales targets for China. Photo: AFP

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched spacecraft into orbit, but popularising his Tesla electric cars on the mainland appears to be tougher than rocket science.

20 Apr 2015 - 1:37am

ZTE to expand wireless charging facilities for Tesla-like electric buses across China

A China-made electric bus, among a new fleet of green cars rolled out across the mainland. Photo: Xinhua

Telecoms giant ZTE Corp is about to launch a wireless charging service for electric buses in several mainland cities, a step towards becoming a key player in the growing market of alternative-fuel vehicles.

4 Apr 2015 - 5:12pm 1 comment

Tesla boss Elon Musk 'misled' by local speculators but won't give up China market

A Tesla Model S seen next to a charging station in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

Elon Musk, prominent US tech industry leader, has learned a hard lesson from market speculators in China, though the founder of electric car maker Tesla says he won't give up there.

30 Mar 2015 - 5:38pm 2 comments

Chinese Tesla owner turns power line into illegal personal charging station

Green lights on the Tesla's display show that the vehicle is charging. Photo: Weibo

The owner of a Tesla electric car in China's Sichuan province came up with an innovative way of charging his vehicle: plug it directly into a power line.

16 Apr 2015 - 12:10pm 5 comments

Employees of Chinese tech firm receive Tesla electric cars as Lunar New Year bonus

Tesla electric cars at a Supercharger station. Photo: Xinhua

A small Chinese IT company has decided to reward its staff with something its boss regards as a fitting year-end bonus - a fleet of Tesla electric cars - at a time when the US carmaker is increasingly anxious about its sales in China after its high-profile market entry last year.

17 Feb 2015 - 7:38pm