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Struggling Startup Carmaker V-Vehicles Names CEO, Renames Itself

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 That's the new name of the former V-Vehicles Inc., which attracted funding from famed Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Who Buys a 2011 Nissan Leaf? Toyota Prius Owners, Of Course

So who are these strange people who might want something as unusual, as perplexing, as downright radical as an electric car? More specifically, an all-electric 2011 Nissan... read more June 2, 2010 by  3


 
screen capture from promotional video for 2010 Coda Sedan electric car, released June 2010

2010 Coda Sedan: Exclusive Video Gives Electric-Car Details

Launching a brand-new car make is a tough task; just ask General Motors (RIP Saturn). But if you're electric-car startup Coda Automotive, you have at least one plus (it's a... read more June 1, 2010 by  1


 
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 


 
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Fisker bumps up latest funding round to $175 Million

This story, written by Camille Ricketts, was originally posted on VentureBeat's GreenBeat, an editorial partner of GreenCarReports. Having already banked $100 million Fisker... read more May 10, 2010 by 


 
Tough Tractor Trailer

Long-Haul Truckers Beg For Rescue From Nasty Gas-Saving EPA

It's pretty rare when a group of drivers begs a government agency to regulate them. But when it could avert what they think would be even worse regulations from another... read more May 4, 2010 by  4


 
Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Funds Keep Coming: Delaware Adds To DoE's $529 Million

Last fall, Fisker Automotive was awarded $529 million in low-interest loans by the Department of Energy, and the company has continued to rake in cash since then. In January... read more April 29, 2010 by  1


 
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


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

If Tesla Roadster Production Ends in 2012, Show Us The Money

Whenever we're asked whether electric-car startup Tesla Motors will make it, we respond with our own question: What's the last carmaker started from scratch in the U.S. by... read more February 1, 2010 by  3


 
Denmark Crown Prince Frederik and Fisker Karma

Fisker Gets $115 Million, New Battery Supplier, Stays on Schedule

Last Friday, startup plug-in hybrid maker Fisker Automotive announced it had raised another $115 million in funds from private backers, including lithium-ion cell supplier... read more January 19, 2010 by 


 
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


 
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