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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.

Tesla Model S leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey

Consumer Reports is out with its annual car owner satisfaction survey,¬†and the clear winner is Tesla's Model S sedan. The Palo Alto-based maker of all-electric vehicles earned a 98 percent approval score, compared to the overall average of 70 Read More →

Elon Musk: Rumors about canceling Falcon wing doors are false

Tesla Motors shares slid Wednesday on a new note from Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, who cut his forecast for Model X deliveries from 15,000 in 2015 to 5,000. "We have adopted our Model X forecasts not only for a 3Q Read More →

Veterans tour Tesla’s Fremont factory

Tesla Motors, which has been on a mission to hire America's veterans, hosted more than 300 veterans and their families at the Fremont factory Tuesday, giving the visitors a rare tour of the facility. Though widely sought after, public Read More →

BrightSource’s China deal — with storage!

Oakland-based BrightSource Energy, which recently pulled the plug on the last of its proposed California projects, announced Monday that it has signed a joint venture with Shanghai Electric to build utility scale solar thermal projects in China, which is Read More →

Tesla’s stock pops after Q3 earnings

Tesla Motors stock popped Thursday to close at $241.18, up more than 4 percent, after a third quarter earnings call that left most analysts feeling confident about demand for the Palo Alto company's all-electric cars. CEO Elon Musk stressed Read More →

Three things to listen for on Tesla’s 3Q earnings call

Tesla Motors releases its third-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market close. In July, Tesla told investors it expects to be able to deliver about 7,800 Model S vehicles in the third quarter and should exceed 35,000 Model S deliveries Read More →

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