Tesla Preparing to Ship Electric Car Prototypes to Toyota

Toyota Motor's recent $50 million investment in electric-car upstart Tesla Motors is already paying dividends. Tesla reportedly will ship two prototypes, based on Toyota's RAV4 sport utility vehicle and Lexus RX crossover, to the Japanese automaker later this month.

Tesla's Shiny New Stock
Runs Out of Juice

Electric car maker Tesla's Roadster has amazing acceleration, but the rise and fall of the company's stock after its high-profile IPO was even faster. Tesla debuted on the public market last week at $17 a share and shot up 79% to $30.42 in two days. Now, it's back below the IPO price.

Biz Brief: Electric Car Maker Tesla Plans $178 Million IPO

Tesla Motors hopes to raise about $178 million in what would be the first IPO by an American auto company since 1956. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric car company plans to price its shares between $14 and $16, according to a Tuesday SEC filing.