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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction and Part One. This is Part Two on what consumers stand to gain or lose. A Better Way? Tesla’s no-haggle, fixed price sales model has been seen as liberating, saving buyers the stress of negotiating lowest prices. Presented as a peoples’ choice by those […]

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To call Tesla “disruptive” is an understatement, as this term applies to its technology, its valuation and impact on the market, and its unorthodox business model. Tesla’s Model S sedan has been lauded by buyers and reviewers, its stock has been trading at 1,200 times earnings with a market cap half of General Motors, and […]

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Pulling no punches, Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the offensive in a blog post today alleging impropriety at the highest level of New Jersey state government. As has been widely published, the electric car maker was barred on Tuesday from renewing its auto dealer licenses in the state, and will not receive new licenses, […]

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If you’ve had your eye on a new Tesla Model S but don’t care as much for the two month or so wait in line, there is a way to get immediate gratification: Buy one direct from the nearest Tesla retail store. Although it’s not actively promoted by Tesla, its U.S. and Canadian retail stores […]

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On Friday as the weekend was beginning, Tesla Motors issued a series of communications indicating a New York-based bill threatened to effectively shut down the electric car maker in the state, but it appears the emergency is for now over. “The kill Tesla bill in NY was stopped in the 11th hour due to public […]

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As Tesla Motors goes against the tide to establish its non-franchised retail stores and service centers to support its Internet-based sales, implied and stated allegations and assertions have clouded complex issues. Among these are the question whether Tesla has become a darling of the public and media and is getting off easy while garnering lots […]

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It’s getting to be a familiar story even with those who are only mildly paying attention. In a variation of similar reactions seen also by authorities in other states, Virginia has refused to permit a license first applied for by Tesla Motors in March 2012 to open a retail store in Tysons Corner. Tesla now […]

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Promising more Supercharger fast chargers, retail stores, service centers, and Model S deliveries, Tesla Motors’ latest enthusiast blog post offered a bright outlook for the electric car maker. Yesterday the company said it saw its 3,000th Model S registered in California, and since December its Fremont, Calif. factory has been at full production capacity. “During […]

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