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Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description. Lit Motors has been steadily developing its self-balancing electric-motorcycle concept over the past four years, calling it the "future of transportation." MORE: Lit Motors C1... read more

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Better Place Battery Swapping

The Epic Failure Of Better Place, As Covered By Fast Company

The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several. But until one appears, Fast... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
Smith Electric Vehicles Newton

Electric Truck Maker Smith Vehicles Suspends Operations, Not Shutting Down

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has become the latest electric-vehicle building startup to cease operations--though the company says it isn't shutting its doors for... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don't always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
LIT Motors C1

Lit Motors C1 All-Electric Two-Wheeler Update: Still In Development (Video)

Human beings are curious beasts. Tell them something outlandish, even something backed by scientific method, and they'll try and prove it wrong anyway. Non-stick pans? Let's... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Delays At Detroit Electric Postpone Electric Sports Car By A Month

Forgive the cynicism, but color us not all that surprised at the news that startup automaker Detroit Electric is postponing production of its SP:01 electric sports car by "at... read more June 2, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla To Issue More Stock, Pay Off Energy Dept With Proceeds

Since Tesla issued its first-quarter financials last week, its stock has been on a tear. Not only did the company have its first profitable quarter ever, but the many... read more May 15, 2013 by  10


 
VPG MV-1

VPG Shuts Down; Startup Van Maker Was Backed By DoE Loans

While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is on a roll--with a rave review from Consumer Reports and a profitable quarter--other startup automakers aren't faring so well. And now... read more May 9, 2013 by  5


 
GreenTech Automotive electric sedan

Greentech Auto's Electric Sedan: Haven't We Seen This Before?

Suppose you took a Chinese-made compact sedan, converted it to a battery-electric vehicle, and sold it in the U.S. market. Does that story line sound familiar? If so, you may... read more April 29, 2013 by  4


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

80-MPG Elio Three-Wheeled Car To Be Built At Former GM Truck Plant?

Startups making small, economical vehicles come and go, but one company offering a high-efficiency vehicle has big plans, buying a former General Motors assembly plant. Elio... read more January 4, 2013 by  38


 
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai Electric Conversion: The Struggle Of The Electric Startup

Those of us who follow the world of electric cars are all too aware how difficult it is to start up an electric car company. Even the larger companies like Tesla Motors, Coda... read more August 16, 2012 by  3


 
Ford Escape Hybrid Taxi

UberX Service Offers Hybrid Cars, Lower Fares In NY, San Francisco

A car service, not for the rich, but for the rest of us. It’s a novel idea, and its time has come, thanks to on-demand car service startup Uber, which will soon start... read more August 10, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In

After a flurry of press events last October that included rides in 2012 Tesla Model S prototypes, Tesla Motors went mostly silent until it unveiled its Model X crossover last... read more March 1, 2012 by  66


 
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Startup Bright Automotive Shuts Down, Slams DoE Loan Process

Startup plug-in vehicle maker Bright Automotive announced today that it is closing down. While General Motors had invested $5 million in the company, Bright had relied on the... read more February 28, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

2012 Fisker Karma Plug-In Is Real, But Will Company Survive?

After four years, an economic crisis, an industry meltdown, and plug-in cars becoming politically problematic, the 2012 Fisker Karma is on the streets at last. And it's a... read more February 21, 2012 by  12


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Top Five Green-Car Stories Of 2011: MPGs, Electric Cars, And More

Yep, it's almost the end of the year, which means reams of roundup stories from all your favorite auto websites. Nope, we're not that different: We've got one too. Here's our... read more December 22, 2011 by  11


 
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