Electric-truck maker Nikola Motor has endured a rollicking stock market entry this month after listing through an unusual reverse merger. The frenzy has been fueled in part by the company’s claims that it will reveal a new kind of battery by the end of this year.But despite the looming...

On May 20, Tulsa residents woke up to a strange sight. The Golden Driller, a 75-foot statue that has stood as a tribute to the city’s fossil-fuel legacy for more than half a century, now sported a belt buckle reading “Tesla,” the electric-car maker’s logo on its chest, and a new face that...

Tesla’s lawsuit against a county government to open its Fremont, Calif. factory will do more than impact whether the company can continue making cars there. It could also, according to legal experts, help define how America reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic, and even more broadly, influence...

Elon Musk said Tesla is flouting the California county that has blocked its efforts to reopen its only U.S. car plant by restarting production at the facility.“I will be on the line with everyone else,” the chief executive officer said in a tweet Monday. “If anyone is arrested, I ask that...

The archetype of the eccentric genius goes back way before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, before Marie Curie and Nikola Tesla, before Mozart and Shakespeare. Think of Sappho and Pythagoras or even to myths like Icarus and Daedalus and Cassandra. In the 20th century, we added a new twist: the eccentric...

Tesla shares plunged after CEO Elon Musk said the electric-car maker’s stock is too high in a stream of tweets reminiscent of the posts that securities regulators sued over in 2018.The billionaire said in a separate post that he’s selling “almost all” of his physical possessions and...

Tesla was easily one of the star companies of the economic expansion that ran from 2009 to early 2020, growing from a tiny startup into a serious automotive competitor. That makes the company’s upcoming earnings report, scheduled for Wednesday, particularly notable: It will be Tesla’s first...

Tesla Inc. plans to expand its lineup in China by offering a locally built Model 3 sedan with a longer driving range from as early as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.The vehicle would have a range of more than 650 kilometers (404 miles) on one charge, compared with about...

We knew this already, but we’re getting new evidence every day that expertise matters. Epidemiologists know more about pandemics than presidents. Industry veterans understand their fields more deeply than technology industry know-it-alls. And, despite some wishful and, undoubtedly, well-meaning...

Tesla Inc. will idle production at its lone U.S. assembly plant, choking off the supply of cars to customers as the quarter comes to a close.The decision announced in a statement Thursday followed several days of public pressure on Tesla by local police, city managers and health officials...