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November 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tesla Motors Inc., aiming to be the first high-volume U.S. maker of electric sports cars, named entrepreneur Ze'ev Drori chief executive of the San Carlos, Calif., company. Drori, who founded a semiconductor firm that was bought by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in the 1980s, replaces interim CEO Michael Marks on Dec. 3.
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October 25, 2008 | Ken Bensinger, Bensinger is a Times staff writer.
Struggling to raise money amid the financial crisis, electric carmaker Telsa Motors Inc. will eliminate nearly a quarter of its workforce in a bid for profitability. Chairman and Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday that Tesla would cut as many as 87 staff and full-time contract workers, or 24% of the 363-person total. The company also will attempt to raise $25 million, rather than the $100 million it had been seeking. Last week, the Santa Rosa-based start-up said it would delay production of its electric sedan, close two offices, increase production of its $109,000 Roadster and lay off an unspecified number of employees.
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October 25, 2008 | Ken Bensinger, Bensinger is a Times staff writer.
Struggling to raise money amid the financial crisis, electric carmaker Telsa Motors Inc. will eliminate nearly a quarter of its workforce in a bid for profitability. Chairman and Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday that Tesla would cut as many as 87 staff and full-time contract workers, or 24% of the 363-person total. The company also will attempt to raise $25 million, rather than the $100 million it had been seeking. Last week, the Santa Rosa-based start-up said it would delay production of its electric sedan, close two offices, increase production of its $109,000 Roadster and lay off an unspecified number of employees.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tesla Motors Inc., aiming to be the first high-volume U.S. maker of electric sports cars, named entrepreneur Ze'ev Drori chief executive of the San Carlos, Calif., company. Drori, who founded a semiconductor firm that was bought by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in the 1980s, replaces interim CEO Michael Marks on Dec. 3.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Tesla Motors Inc., aiming to be the first high-volume maker of electric cars, plans to build a $250-million plant to produce sedans in San Jose and move its headquarters to the same facility. The factory initially will employ about 1,000 people and be able to produce 15,000 cars a year when it opens in late 2010, Chief Executive Ze'ev Drori said Wednesday. Construction costs will be more than $100 million.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2009 | Ken Bensinger
Tesla, the San Carlos, Calif.-based electric car company, said Tuesday that it had been selected to provide the batteries and chargers for Daimler's Smart EV electric car and would deliver 1,000 of the batteries this year and next. "Daimler just gave me permission this morning to announce the news," said Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, best known as the co-founder of PayPal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1989
Your article and headline "Car Theft Project Foes Pay $29,000 to Assemblymen Who Killed Bill" (Dec. 5) raise serious questions about your diligence and fairness. The headline immediately leaves the readers with the impression that the 52 assemblymen who sided with our point of view were corrupted by a political contribution of $29,000. What's more, on a number of occasions we have informed you that our position and views reflect the opinions of the Vehicle Security Assn., which as you know is a national organization representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and installers.
NEWS
August 26, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
A bill that would establish a $1-million pilot program in Los Angeles County to test a high-tech system for tracking stolen cars has triggered an intense lobbying fight between law enforcement agencies pushing for passage and critics who say the measure is a special-interest proposal. The bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) sailed through the Senate on a 33-0 vote in June.
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April 15, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This event is as much Toyota's as it is the city of Long Beach's. --Chris Pook, founder, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. * Twenty-five years ago, Toyota was ready to introduce the second-generation Celica in the U.S. When word got out that Chris Pook was going to try putting on a car race through the streets of Long Beach, it piqued the interest of John Cabe, a young man running the parts department for his father's Toyota dealership.
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February 15, 1989 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A controversial homing device system that Los Angeles police hope will help curb an ever-growing car theft epidemic was endorsed Tuesday by two important City Council committees. Backing for the system came over strong objections by several auto alarm dealers that the action would give the manufacturer, LoJack Corp. of Braintree, Mass., a city monopoly based on an ineffective system.
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December 5, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of a bill to establish a $1-million pilot program to track stolen cars in Los Angeles County say they have paid at least $29,000 to legislators who helped defeat the measure. The legislation, carried by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia), had sailed through the Senate and was expected to win easy passage in the Assembly in late August until the opposition succeeded in gutting the measure.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2008 | Ken Bensinger, Times Staff Writer
California's Air Resources Board voted Thursday to slash by 70% the number of emission-free vehicles that carmakers must sell in the state in coming years, a significant blow for environmentalists and transportation activists. But the panel set new rules requiring automakers to build tens of thousands of plug-in hybrid cars, which run on electricity and gasoline.
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