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Startup Bright Automotive Shuts Down, Slams DoE Loan Process

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 hope that the U.S. Department of Energy would grant it low-interest loans under the advanced-technology vehicle... read more

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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


 
Ener1's Dropping Share Price (17 August)

Lithium-ion cell maker Ener1 Stock To Be Delisted After Think Collapse

Ener1 Inc., the battery firm charged with supplying battery packs to the ill-fated Think electric car company and parent company of EnerDel -- a $118.5 million U.S... read more November 1, 2011 by  5


 
Prince Albert of Monaco and Henrik Fisker drive Fisker Karma on Monaco Grand Prix circuit, May 2011

Could Fisker Karma's Low MPGs Hurt DoE Car-Tech Loan Program?

Fisker Automotive may have sensed that the 20-mpg EPA rating on their 2012 Karma electric sport sedan was not good news. The company simply omitted the statistic from their... read more October 19, 2011 by  26


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

DoE Says Electric Cars Crucial To Cutting Dependence On Oil

Electric-car advocates spend a lot of time touting the advantages of driving on plug-in power rather than burning gasoline. Sometimes, it can be a lonely battle. But now the... read more September 28, 2011 by  7


 
Tesla Model S Alpha build

Tesla Promotes DOE Loans, Asks For More Money

Electric automaker Tesla Motors posted a blog post on its website earlier this week detailing how the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles... read more September 23, 2011 by  31


 
Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint

TomTom Integrates Coulomb's Charging Map: We Have Concerns

Consumers and automakers both know that range anxiety is a huge barrier standing between shoppers and electric vehicles. But soon, EV owners will have yet another tool in... read more July 19, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Earthquake To Delay U.S. Assembly of Nissan Leaf Electric Cars?

By far the most ambitious plan to build and assemble electric cars in the U.S. comes not from General Motors or Ford, but from Nissan. Now, it may happen a little later than... read more June 21, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
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


 
Traffic in China

China In 2050: 350 Million Vehicles, Many Electric Cars...And Gasoline Exports?

The big unknown in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions is China. It is industrializing at a rapid pace, and a burgeoning middle class has savings galore to spend on its... read more May 2, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Txchnologist: 1 Million Electric Cars On U.S. Roads By 2015?

Earlier this month, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu stood in the rain before a row of electric cars parked on the median at the Department of Energy's massive complex in... read more April 29, 2011 by  5


 
EcoCAR2 teams will modify a Chevrolet Malibu. (PRNewsFoto/Argonne National Lab, Roy Feldman)

EcoCar2 Will Challenge College Teams To Build Greener Cars

The winning team for the third and final year of the first EcoCar Challenge has yet to be announced, but the next three-year competition has already been unveiled. On... read more April 15, 2011 by  1


 
Gas pump

You'll Pay $700 More For Gasoline This Year (If You're Average)

According to the Department of Energy, the average U.S. household will pay $700 more for gasoline this year than it did in 2010. In a weekly review of the oil market, the... read more March 10, 2011 by  6


 
John Duncan takes delivery of one of the first 2011 Nissan LEAF EVs, near Portland OR, 12/15/2010

Is One Million Electric Cars By 2015 Too Ambitious?

In a renewed push for clean energy, President Obama called for one million electric cars to be on American roads by 2015 last month. But is that goal realistic? The... read more February 17, 2011 by  17


 
GM Logo

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


 

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