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As Predicted, Fisker Execs & DoE Get Roasted In House Hearing

As Predicted, Fisker Execs & DoE Get Roasted In House Hearing

Fisker Automotive CEO Tony Posawatz didn't attend yesterday's House committee hearing on the company's loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. He's out desperately seeking saviors to avert bankruptcy for the struggling startup electric-car maker, but he still may have had the better day. The title... read more

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

DoE's Chu Hopes Chrysler Can Play With Big Kids, Get Loans At Last

Well, looks like Chrysler is getting closer to playing with the big kids at last. The back-from-bankruptcy third U.S. automaker, now effectively controlled by Italy's Fiat... read more May 17, 2011 by  1


 
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GM Says More Government Money Not Needed--Though Rivals Took It

Well, give them credit for resolve, anyway. General Motors said today it was withdrawing its applications to the U.S. Department of Energy for $14.4 billion of low-interest... read more January 27, 2011 by  8


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Want To Buy a Toyota Prius Hybrid? This Is The Month To Do It

Auto executives always want you to buy their cars, today. That goes without saying. But it's slightly less common for them to say, in effect, "This is the month to buy... read more December 16, 2010 by  0


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

Struggling Startup Carmaker V-Vehicles Names CEO, Renames Itself

Startups are hard. Automaker startups may be harder. But one of the necessary qualities in startups--tenacity--was on display recently from Next Autoworks. New name, new CEO... read more October 18, 2010 by  1


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Senate Energy Bill: $$$ for Natural-Gas Vehicles, EVs Get Less

If there's even a chance for the U.S. Congress to pass an energy bill this year, it's going to be a long and tortuous slog. But the first cut at legislation, introduced... read more July 28, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

GM, Chrysler To Join Ford, Tesla in DoE Retooling Loan Queue

Over the last year, the U.S. Department of Energy has granted almost $9 billion of low-interest loans to help automakers retool for more fuel-efficient cars. But until now... read more May 17, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

GM To Invest $890 Million In Making Its V-8 Engines Save Gas

Going green on the road may involve smaller engines, electric cars, and clean diesels, but it also requires making all engines far more fuel efficient. To that end, General... read more April 27, 2010 by  4


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

Exclusive: VVC Reveals Its White Plastic V-Car, But No Photos

Just a month after being turned down for low-interest loans by the U.S. Department of Energy, the reclusive V-Vehicle Co. has shown a drivable prototype of its affordable... read more April 23, 2010 by  3


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

DoE Says No, Denies Secretive Startup V-Vehicle Loan Request

Looks like secretive startup V-Vehicle Co. won't be joining Ford, Nissan, Tesla, and Fisker in getting government guarantees for low-interest loans to invest in advanced... read more March 25, 2010 by  2


 
Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

Wait A Month For Details of 2e Electric Car, Aptera Says

On Friday, Aptera held its first online Town Hall Meeting--a chat among eager followers and some of the Aptera marketing team. Their intent, according to the opening spiel... read more March 22, 2010 by  2


 
Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

It's Official: Aptera 2e And Other Three-Wheelers Are Cars Now

By voting 80 to 17 to approve a compromise bill allocating $33.5 billion to fund energy and water projects, the U.S. Senate yesterday also redefined what qualifies as an... read more October 16, 2009 by  5


 
Fox News

Video: Fox News Criticizes DOE Loans to Fisker and Tesla

While discussing two upstart electric car companies, contributors to the self proclaimed "fair and balanced" Fox News Channel (FNC) have proven that they are not smarter than... read more October 2, 2009 by  14


 
Tesla Model S Sedan

More Tesla Turmoil? Executive Turnover Continues

Executive turnover continues at Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla Motors, with three executives leaving in nine months and two more hired. The turnover comes both in... read more October 2, 2009 by  4


 
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Tesla Planning Sub-$30,000 Vehicle For 2016

Tesla Motors wants you to know that they won't be a niche automaker for long. CEO, Elon Musk has repeatedly affirmed that he expects his electric vehicle company to compete... read more August 24, 2009 by  5


 
Tesla Model S Sedan

Poetry In Motion? It's the 2010 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan

Back in April, GreenCarReports.com was lucky enough to get a ride in the world's only running version of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan. It happened at the car's New... read more August 21, 2009 by  0


 
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