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Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind? Steel, chrome, soft-touch interior plastics, maybe even supple leather upholstery? Well, how about some old carpets, ground-up milk cartons, and shredded, faded, raggedy blue jeans?... read more

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Tesla Engineering and Manufacturing Chief Resigns

The revolving door of Tesla Motors leadership keeps turning. Today, executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing, Mike Donoughe, is calling it quits... read more September 24, 2009 by  2


 

Fisker Joins Tesla In Getting Government Cash For Hybrid Luxury Sedan

The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday approved a $529 million low-interest loan to Fisker Automotive, which will start building its 2010 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury... read more September 23, 2009 by 


 
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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


 
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Cashing In On Clunkers: Ford Faces Focus Famine

Now that Congress has voted another $2 billion in funding for the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," the program's success... read more August 13, 2009 by 


 
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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Talk About Limited Production ...

If you're one of the tens of thousands of green car fans excited about the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car, start making nice to your local Chevy dealer... read more August 12, 2009 by  2


 
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Why $2.4 Billion of Battery Grants? To Get US Competitive in Electric Cars

It's now clearer than ever: Electric cars are coming to showrooms near you. They will be fully competitive, their makers are deadly serious, and they will be "real cars"... read more August 6, 2009 by  3


 
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Advanced Auto-Tech Loans Go To Tesla, Ford, and Nissan

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the first three loans to be granted under the government's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. The lucky... read more June 23, 2009 by  3


 
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GM To License Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive? Nope.

In a live webchat on Friday, our illustrious Editor-In-Chief, Lyle Dennis, posed a question to GM North America President, Troy Clarke, regarding collaboration with Toyota... read more June 21, 2009 by  3


 
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BREAKING: Cash for Clunkers Passes in House

Late this afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed the tax-credit legislation commonly known as the "Cash for Clunkers" bill by a vote of 298 to 119. The House had... read more June 9, 2009 by  1


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

GM Expands Battery Lab, US Gears Up To Make Lithium Cells

General Motors has enlarged and expanded the battery laboratory at its Warren, Michigan, technical center. The new lab, the company said today, is the largest and most... read more June 8, 2009 by 


 
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Cash-For-Clunkers Bill Cuts Greenhouse Gases, But Only After 70,000 Miles

Opponents of cash-for-clunkers bills, including the compromise bill negotiated yesterday, often complain that energy is wasted in manufacturing a new car to replace one that... read more May 6, 2009 by  1


 
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Zap factory hits speed bump

Plans for a new ZAP electric car factory near the Kentucky-Tennessee border have hit a speed bump when the company failed to secure $125 million in bond funding. GE Capital... read more November 24, 2008 by 


 
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