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Tesla’s London store is open!

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1087951_elon-musk-opens-new-tesla-store-in-london-mall-live-photos I was hoping to be able to attend the Tesla London store launch, but alas had to head back to the…

Quarterly Wrap-up

Cleantech first-quarter 2013 analysis and outlook

The first quarter of cleantech was a mix of good and bad news. Avis’ purchase of Zipcar and Silver Spring Networks’ long-awaited IPO finally occurring were further signs of thawing capital markets and movement in the acquisition space. However, in both situations valuations were lower than hoped, a sign of how investors view cleantech.

The internet of BBQ: GigaOM hits SXSW

Here’s a roundup of all of our coverage from SXSW — both the legendary Interactive section and the relatively new education conference. Sorry, no up and coming musicians.

Getting to gross margin: Tesla’s year ahead

Tesla continues with its goal of getting EVs to the mass market after announcing its fourth-quarter earnings. But the challenges the Model S-maker faces are many, and there are limits on how much the company can scale.

Report: SolarCity IPO before the end of the year?

Will solar rooftop installer, and financier, SolarCity hold its IPO before the end of the year? If so, the company could break the dry spell for venture-backed solar and next-gen energy startups, and also deliver Tesla CEO Elon Musk another win.

How Iridium took a chance on SpaceX and won

Today SpaceX is an aerospace sensation, but several years ago the prospects of the fledgling space travel startup weren’t so certain. That’s when satellite communications provider Iridium decided to place a huge bet on SpaceX, handing it the single biggest commercial launch contract in history.

Tough six months ahead for Tesla

Electric car maker Tesla Motors faces one of the toughest times in its history in the fourth quarter of this year. The company’s got to ramp up production of its Model S to be able to deliver thousands of the cars, and make no mistakes.

SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada hit big in NASA sweepstakes

SpaceX is one of 3 rivals competing — with NASA’s help — to power the next U.S. manned space launch. Boeing, Sierra Nevada (no not that Sierra Nevada) and SpaceX will benefit from NASA expertise — and millions of dollars of its dough — under the 21-month contract.

Weigh in on the upcoming launch of Tesla’s Model S

Have strong opinions about Tesla’s electric sedan the Model S? It’s officially shipping starting this Friday and represents a new chapter for the Silicon Valley firm. Take our survey and weigh in on it. Any chance you’ll reserve or buy one?

SpaceX launch scrubbed

The anticipated SpaceX launch was aborted at the last possible second after a computer detected a glitch in one of the rocket’s nine engines. The snafu raised anew questions of whether private industry can handle a space program.

Video: Elon Musk on The Daily Show

As The Daily Show’s John Stewart says in this interview with Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a lot of people talk a good talk about ambition and sustainability, but not everyone builds a rocket, an electric car and a company to proliferate solar power. Watch the clips!

Why Tesla’s Model X electric SUV is important

Tesla’s unveiling of the Model X, an SUV-minivan electric car, this week signals to the world that the electric car can truly go mainstream despite the current difficulties in the EV market. A minivan — the world’s least cool car — just got hip, green, and sporty.

Tesla Model X launch party photos

Following the sneak preview of Tesla’s third electric car the Model X, an SUV/minivan combo, on Thursday, Tesla threw a party where it officially unveiled the car and invited a thousand or so guests to celebrate the launch. Here’s our pics from the event:


Why Tesla’s Model X could make the electric SUV a mainstream hit

This week electric car company Tesla Motors unveiled an advanced prototype of its third car, the Model X. The SUV-minivan hybrid is one of the world’s first all-electric minivans, and Tesla decked out the car with innovative design features that, along with a relatively affordable price tag, could attract a truly mainstream audience. Simply put, the world’s least-cool car just got hip, green and sporty. This research note examines the details of the Model X and why Tesla will be the brand to watch in the electric vehicle market.

Will an electric SUV be a game changer?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that he thinks the electric Model X, which will be unveiled on February 9th, will be “cooler” than any SUV or minivan on the market. Tesla teased the frame of the car in its invitations. What do you think?

Tesla IPO

Electric vehicle maker Tesla makes the Roadster and plans on making the next-gen Model S and debuted on the Nasdaq in June.

How ultracapacitors work (and why they fall short)

Hang around the energy storage crowd long enough, and you’ll hear chatter about ultracapacitors. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said he believes capacitors will even “supercede” batteries. What is it that makes ultracapacitors such a promising technology? And where do they fall short?

PHOTOS: New Pics of Tesla’s Model S

While we brought you photos of Tesla’s Model S alpha cars from its head quarters in March, Tesla just put up some new photos of what looks like a more production-ready version of the Model S. What do you think?

Tesla Plans to Raise $234M in Second Share Sale

Electric car company Tesla plans to raise $234 million in a combination of a follow-on offering and a private placement. On Friday morning, Tesla priced the 5.3 million shares it plans to offer for its follow-on offering (announced last week) at $28.76 per share.

Tesla CEO: I’d Bet On Capacitors Over Batteries

At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says he bets that it could be capacitors — rather than batteries — that will deliver an important breakthrough for electric transportation, an interesting comment from a CEO whose products are based on lithium-ion batteries

Top 10 Greentech Influencers of 2010

Since influencers are what makes the greentech industry world go round, we thought we’d bring you the 10 individuals that we think had the biggest effect on the greentech sector this year. From corporate bigwigs to policy wonks, these are the people changing the sector.

Next Frontier: Carbon Emissions … From Space!

Space tourism might sound like a vacation that’s well, out of this world, but making trips to the great beyond (in hopes, perhaps, of nabbing that Foursquare badge from astronaut Douglas Wheelock) will come at a heavy price for the climate.


Electric vehicle maker Tesla makes the Roadster and plans on making the next-gen Model S.

A Couple Gems in the Tesla NYT Profile

As if Tesla’s CEO and driving force Elon Musk needed any more press — this weekend’s Sunday New York Times featured a long profile of the company and Musk’s personal story. The article mostly covered well-trodden ground, but here’s a couple tidbits that stood out.

Who Wins in the Tesla IPO?

UPDATED Here’s the rundown on who owns what portion of Tesla Motors, who will and won’t be selling shares at the IPO, and what their stakes will be worth (on paper, at least) at Tesla’s debut price of $17 per share.

Top 5 Superphones to Watch

There are smartphones and there are superphones, and the latter is heating up to a boil.The release of cool new phones often slows down to a trickle, but this year it’s becoming more of a firehose. Here are the 5 best superphones to watch.

Earth2Tech's Top 15 Connected Car Influencers

On the cusp of a new generation of electric vehicles and the buildout of a smart grid, connected cars — vehicles linked to the power grid and communication networks — could mean a transportation system for the digital age. Here are the key players involved.

Daily Sprout

Bill, T. Boone Push for Efficiency: Former President Bill Clinton’s foundation plans to partner with the Arkansas state government to retrofit buildings…

The Daily Sprout

RGGI Auction Sells Out at $3.07 a Ton: All 12.5 million allowances auctioned last week by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, North…

How NOT to handle a layoff, via Tesla

We’ve followed the ups and downs at electric car company, Tesla Motors, over the last year. We got hyped like everyone as…

Marc Orchant status update

From Oliver Starr: UPDATE: 8:18AM Pacific Time, December 9th, 2007 From Sue Orchant: If the outpouring of love, support andcaring could heal…

Michael Jackson to Skype: Beat It

[qi:026] The exodus of senior management from eBay’s Skype division continues. Ten days after co-founder Niklas Zennstrom decided to say sayonara to…

On Mice

The Mighty Mouse. Loved and hated, this little gadget looks like nothing else around. (I, personally, am firmly in the love-it camp;…

Get Psyched!

Most of us in Silicon Valley dream of founding a company, but few of us will succeed. Statistics long-ago established that most…

UK Broadband, no seriously

UK Broadband has started selling 8 megabits per second DSL broadband to its customers for about $55 a month. That’s cheaper than…

GBlog ain’t GMail

Woke-up this morning, to find a strange email from GBlog. For a minute I thought, perhaps Google folks are launching yet another…

Teleflip ’em off

Need to send a text message to someone but don’t know their phone’s email address, or even what carrier they’re using? Don’t…