LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (>> Tesla Motors Inc) shareholders voted "overwhelmingly" in favor of acquiring SolarCity Corp (>> SolarCity Corp) on Thursday, handing a victory to Chief Executive Elon Musk as he tries to create a carbon-free energy and transportation company.

The company's special meeting of stockholders was broadcast live on the Internet.

(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

Stocks treated in this article : Tesla Motors Inc, SolarCity Corp