Automotive company Tesla Motors seems to be on track for a launch of its highly-anticipated Model S electric car next year. The company began assembling beta versions of the car, a few of which will be displayed in Tesla showrooms later this year. “We have started assembling the Beta vehicles,” said Jerome Guillen, Tesla Motors’ Model S program director....

There are few things as exciting as a lawsuit between famous companies and one which might blow up sometime soon is between Tesla Motors and everyone’s favourite car show, Top Gear. The gist of the problem is that Tesla says that the BBC programme gave incorrect information about the Roadster car and even made up claims of a brakes failure. The show was aired in 2008...