A Tesla car is shown outside Tesla motors in Palo Alto, Calif., this month. The car company paid off a $465 million loan it got from the Department of Energy in 2010 to develop advanced-technology vehicles.
May 23, 2013 in Business on Page A8
DETROIT – Tesla Motors, which makes a highly acclaimed $70,000 electric car, has paid off a startup loan from the U.S. government nine years early. The Palo Alto, Calif., company …