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Fisker Automotive files legal counterattack in Tesla suit

With a motion to compel arbitration, maker of electric sports cars kicks off round 2 of a legal fight with its rival, which began shortly after Fisker unveiled its $80,000 Karma.

By May 15, 2008


Ousted Tesla exec was behind gas-electric car idea

Founder Martin Eberhard was the exec who first concluded that Tesla needed to turn its Whitestar sedan into one in which the gas engine only charges the battery.

By April 15, 2008


Fisker Auto flashes look at sporty electric sedan

Supposed "spy photos" show a prototype of a Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid luxury sedan due at the end of this year.

By May 10, 2008


Tesla Motors opens doors to the rich and famous

The Roadster, an electric car with a $109,000 price tag now selling at a dealership in Santa Monica, Calif., will be followed by a roomier sedan.

By May 5, 2008


Companies to watch in green tech: Transportation

News.com reporters list the five companies leading the charge in greening up the automotive industry.

By April 21, 2008


Tesla sues competitor over design ideas

Electric-car maker alleges that company it hired to design its sedan took the job to get access to trade secrets.

By April 14, 2008


Zenn, EEStor detail plans for highway-capable electric car

The CityZenn will hit a top speed of 80 miles per hour--but more importantly, it will be rechargeable in five minutes.

By April 1, 2008


Elon Musk on rockets, sports cars, and solar power

Yes, the entrepreneur and technologist admits, he does have a lot of balls in the air--and rockets too.

By February 15, 2008


Tesla looks at selling components to other carmakers, again

Tesla could start selling some components and software to other companies that build electric cars by 2010.

By February 6, 2008


Tesla to make gas-electric car

For its sedan, Tesla will bring a Chevy Volt-like car to market.

By February 1, 2008