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Tesla co-founder Eberhard now working at Volkswagen

After a very public departure from Tesla Motors, a company he helped start, Martin Eberhard is now working for Volkswagen of America, spokesman Steve Keyes confirmed to Green Car Advisor. Eberhard, who famously sued Tesla accusing current CEO, Elon Musk, of defamation and planning his ouster, the co-founder of the electric-vehicle maker is now working […]

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Tesla and Eberhard finally settle legal dispute

Tesla announced today that it has settled its legal dispute with founder and former CEO Martin Eberhard stemming from the company’s early struggles to launch an electric sports car. Eberhard sued Tesla accusing current CEO, Elon Musk, of defamation and planning is ouster. Musk, who made hundreds of millions of dollars as the co-founder of […]

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Eberhard drops lawsuit against Tesla Motors and Musk

Electric-car fans, or more so Tesla Motors fans, can now rejoice. The electric-car maker’s former CEO Martin Eberhard has voluntarily requested that his lawsuit against the company and its new CEO, Elon Musk, be dropped. Eberhard requested that the suit be dropped on Aug. 7, according to his lawyer Yosef Peretz.┬áPeretz declined to comment on […]

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Judge denies Eberhard’s request to be declared as founder of Tesla Motors

Yesterday, a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge denied “former Tesla Motors CEO Martin Eberhard’s” request that he declared one of only two founders of the electric-car company. The ruling is in accordance with┬áTesla’s claim that the company was founded by a team of several people, including Musk, rather than just two men. “We agree […]

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Tesla’s co-founder sues Tesla for defamation, Tesla calls lawsuit twisted and wrong

After being unsuccessful in suing Fisker last year, Tesla’s lawyers are now keeping busy by defending the company from a lawsuit from Tesla’s co-founder Martin Eberhard. That’s right – Eberhard, who left Tesla Motors in Jan. 2008, wasn’t too happy about the things current CEO Elon Musk had to say about him when he was […]

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