Biofuel Company Latest To Pay Off Government Loan Early

Biofuel Company Latest To Pay Off Government Loan Early

Government lending to green technology companies has been a political hot potato in recent years. Huge loans were offered to dozens of companies. Automakers, solar companies, biofuel concerns and more received money, but high-profile failures like Solyndra lent credence to those critical of the... read more

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Audi Urban Future: Project New York -- visions of five up-and-coming New York architects

Vehicles In 2050: No Petroleum Required, DoE Says

It's both exciting and frustrating living in the current automotive age. Exciting, because we're truly seeing an eclectic mix of powertrain technologies being developed, the... read more March 19, 2013 by  39

Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV-adv)

Toyota Loans Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles To DoE For Research

Their part in the future energy mix for vehicles may be small, but several companies are taking a renewed look at hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. That's if recent partnerships... read more January 31, 2013 by  2

Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

DoE Increases Biofuel From Biomass Funding By $10M

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced it will put up another $10 million in funding towards the expansion of biofuels. It's the second positive announcement in... read more January 7, 2013 by  0

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

DoE's Battery Research Center Seeks 5X Improvement In 5 Years

If you want to know how advanced cars might be in the next hundred years, just take a look at how far the car has come along in the last hundred. Unfortunately, electric cars... read more December 4, 2012 by  8

XP Technology concept vehicle

Rejected For Loans Tesla Got, Inflatable Car Firm Sues DoE 3 Years Later

Oh, those DoE loans. They arose in the recent U.S. presidential debate--not just once or twice, but three times--and continue to generate debate. So here's more fuel for the... read more November 26, 2012 by  5

Ram 1500 Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck and Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan, April 2012

Chrysler Yanks Plug-In Hybrid Test Fleet Off Roads, Will Replace Batteries

Ask most people about Chrysler's plug-in hybrid prototype program, and you'll get something like, "Huh? Chrysler has plug-in hybrids?" In fact, the company does: 23 minivans... read more September 24, 2012 by  19

2012 Fisker Karma

Senators Question DoE Loans To Fisker, Cite Qatar Investment

It's fair to say Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors is on a high at the moment. The first owners finally have their brand new 2012 Tesla Model S cars, and the company is... read more June 26, 2012 by  4

2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Fueling Stations: Electric Cars Trump All Other Alt-Fuel Types

Since about 1930, U.S. vehicles have largely been fueled on gasoline. Diesel passenger vehicles arrived in the 1960s, and there are now about 120,000 locations in the U.S... read more May 22, 2012 by  4

Ram 1500 Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck and Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan, April 2012

First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing... read more April 16, 2012 by  2

2012 Coda Sedans on assembly line, Benicia, California, March 2012

Coda Abandons Plan To Build Its Battery Cells In U.S.

We breathed a sigh of relief when Coda announced it had started production of its electric Sedan earlier this month. Then, we positively jumped for joy when little over a... read more March 29, 2012 by  30

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk: Daimler Saved Tesla, DoE Loans A Bad Idea

In the toughest days of Tesla's early years, CEO Elon Musk said on film, he wired $3 million of his personal fortune to the company so it could make payroll. Now the... read more March 22, 2012 by  30

Carbon Motors E7

DoE Dings Loans For Startup Carbon Motors' Police Cruisers

Log one more startup car company the U.S. Department of Energy has declined to fund. The latest entry on the lengthening list that includes Virtual Vehicles Co. (renamed... read more March 8, 2012 by  1

Dr. Steven Chu

DoE Secretary Chu: Gas Prices Hurt, But Oil Dependency Worse

Unless you don’t drive a gasoline-powered car, the chances are you’ve noticed the spike in gasoline prices lately. But according to the U.S. Secretary of Energy... read more February 29, 2012 by  10


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

Honda FCX Clarity

Fuel Cell Research Continues: DoE Seeks Viability Feedback

Like many of the paths towards improving the ways in which we use energy and reducing our dependency on oil, hydrogen fuel cells have their plus and minus points. To find out... read more February 9, 2012 by  7


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