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Toyota Too Reveals It Sold Some Tesla Shares, As Daimler Did

Toyota Too Reveals It Sold Some Tesla Shares, As Daimler Did

Well, that makes two: Toyota confirmed yesterday that it had sold a portion of its shares in electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The Japanese company's sales appear to have taken place at roughly the same time that German automaker Daimler sold its 4 percent stake in Tesla, adding $780 million in cash... read more

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Blood And Gore: Coal Is Becoming A Stranded Asset

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Halloween. So how could we not comment on an article whose byline reads Gore and Blood? Their topic may be slightly esoteric, but it has big... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Is What's Left Of Fisker Automotive Worth $25 Million? Maybe

Hands up all those of you who'd forgotten that Fisker Automotive still exists? The company might not have produced a car in over a year, but the struggling firm is still yet... read more August 25, 2013 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Why Silicon Valley Venture Firm Kleiner Perkins Bet On Fisker, Not Tesla

Venture capitalists fund a lot of startup companies, and most of them don't pan out. So famed venture firm Kleiner Perkins' stake in Fisker Automotive--which is still trying... read more July 31, 2013 by  47


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

What's Going On At Fisker These Days?

At this point, many auto journalists have a pre-written obituary for Fisker Automotive all ready to publish if that company declares bankruptcy. Which, so far, it hasn't. And... read more June 17, 2013 by  11


 
2012 Fisker Karma in Costco parking lot, Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Fisker Hires Investment Bank To Find Funding, Partner Companies

Fisker Automotive, often referring to in the media as "struggling," is looking for additional funding and a carmaking partner. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal... read more December 7, 2012 by  7


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Goodbye, Solar? Greentech Investors Shift To Electric Cars, Consumer Tech

The green technology investing boom has slowed. But if you ask investors, greentech isn’t disappearing, it’s just changing. Between 2006 and 2007, cleantech and... read more June 27, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Irate Investor Sues Fisker: A Little Lesson In Venture Capital

This is the week when driving impressions of the 2012 Fisker Karma have started to appear, as Fisker invites in waves of automotive journalists for a half-day of driving in... read more February 16, 2012 by  4


 
Green Vehicles Triac 2.0

Lesson Learned As Salinas Sues Bankrupt Electric Car Maker?

It's a sad fact of business that many start-up companies fail within the first few years of trading. Electric car fans are quite used to this and even the most promising new... read more August 30, 2011 by  5


 
Fisker Karma

Luxury Hybrid Maker Fisker Automotive Raises Extra $100 Million

Fisker Automotive, which manufactures luxury plug-in electric hybrid cars, has raised an extra $100 million in its third round of funding to help fund production of its... read more May 13, 2011 by  2


 
Elon Musk

Tesla Motors might seek additional funding for third electric car

Tesla Motors, [NSDQ:TSLA] the company behind the Roadster electric vehicle, might look for additional funding from equity sales to help pay for development of its third... read more May 5, 2011 by  16


 
better place battery switch station 004

Better Place Battery Swap Stations Head to China

What’s the best way to ensure that your electric vehicle technology gets adopted by as many consumers as possible? Take it to China, of course. That’s exactly... read more May 2, 2011 by  16


 
The Plug-In Prius

Google’s Investment in Transphorm Could be Good News for Electric Cars

Google said today it had invested in a startup called Transphorm, whose power-conversion efficiency technology could some day help create more efficient electric cars. The... read more March 1, 2011 by  3


 
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