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Large Investor Group Requests Tesla Add Board Members Independent Of CEO Elon Musk

In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]

April 18th

Institutional Shareholder Services: Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition A Good Idea

The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable energy company. The advisory firm […]

November 7th

Is Tesla’s Bid For SolarCity A No-Brainer?

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman The Tesla Model X just recently started its deliveries to China and Europe. The international press has just begun to review the all-electric SUV. Britain’s Daily Mail wrote that the Model X, “Electric car thinks it’s a Ferrari… this SUV will accelerate hard and fast enough for […]

June 24th

Tesla Motors To Become TeslaCity? Offers To Buy SolarCity

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: Elon is highlighting on the press call how quickly Tesla could put solar, an EV charging station, and a Powerwall together after acquiring SolarCity. Elon highlighted the acquisition option at this stage of both companies as a “no-brainer.” Duh…. However, the bears are rushing to the microphone and claiming all sorts […]

June 22nd

Elon Musk — Crazy? Right On?

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Mike Barnard Elon Musk has never been accused of dreaming small dreams. Transforming all cars to run on electricity. Colonizing Mars. Even his most ardent supporters were ambivalent about whether Musk could meet these visions. Now he’s massively advanced one of his key strategic milestones related to Tesla. The quarterly shareholder letter‘s first […]

May 9th

Why The Hate For Elon Musk & Tesla?

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Back when I planned and wrote about why Elon Musk is loved so much, I said I’d write a piece about why some people hate him so much as well. I’m finally getting to that piece. The thing is, everyone receives hate, and probably everyone is hated by someone or some people. […]

May 8th

SolarCity Produced Enough Electricity On March 22 To Power Tesla’s Entire EV Fleet

SolarCity’s total installed solar photovoltaic system network produced enough electricity on March 22 to power all of Tesla’s current fleet of more than 107,000 electric vehicles, according to a recent blog post on SolarCity’s website. To be more specific, the blog post stated that the company’s customers’ solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generated more than 8 million […]

April 16th

Why Elon Musk Is Idolized So Much

This is an article I’ve been planning to write for approximately half a year. Alas, so many other hot news stories, EV reports, conferences, and the daily truckload of editing, email, social media, and side projects have blocked that from happening. Many touching videos and insightful comments from readers almost pushed me to write the piece […]

February 10th

Solar EV Charging Rocks, But Which Option To Choose?

Electric vehicles are awesome for our health, anyone and anything that prefers oxygen over pollution, our comfort, and much more, but they are even more awesome if they are drinking electricity from solar panels. That should be a given. It’s easy to realize that we should all be driving on sunshine, and “energy independence” is one of the key selling […]

November 28th

Trending Elon Musk Hits #1 In Vanity Fair’s “Disruptors” List

Elon Musk is as popular these days as the mini-skirt once was. Musk is the renewable energy icon that defines our time. Musk is the top of many things, and now he is #1 of Vanity Fair’s recent (annual) list of top “disruptors.” He is  a leader of all things electric as well as clean energy, heading […]

September 19th