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Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more

Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more

Lyft has reportedly raised a new round of funding to support its on-demand ride hailing service. It’s believed that investors have put $500 million more into the company’s coffers, probably invigorated by its recent market growth and Uber’s stumbles. A Lyft spokesperson declined... read more

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Fiat 500e at Volta Industries charging station

Five Cities Get Free Electric-Car Charging Stations At 'Socially Responsible' Businesses

There are a variety of organizations working to increase public electric-car charging infrastructure, and they're primarily motivated by the merits of electric cars... read more June 10, 2015 by


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Model S, Three Years Later: What Electric Car Taught Us

Three years ago today, the very first production Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan was delivered to its buyer. That would be Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Tesla Needs Cash? $6 Billion Required Through 2025, Says Goldman Sachs

Carmaking is very, very, very expensive. A conventional vehicle platform or architecture generally costs about $1 billion to design, engineer, test, certify, and put into... read more September 22, 2014 by


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Why Silicon Valley Venture Firm Kleiner Perkins Bet On Fisker, Not Tesla

Venture capitalists fund a lot of startup companies, and most of them don't pan out. So famed venture firm Kleiner Perkins' stake in Fisker Automotive--which is still trying... read more July 31, 2013 by 47


 
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


 
Henrik Fisker

Is Fisker The Most Tragic VC-Backed Debacle In Recent History?

In January 2005, legendary car designer Henrik Fisker founded a company to bring innovative new thinking to the automobile industry. Between that date and today, Fisker... read more April 18, 2013 by 10


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Value Of Early Fisker Stake Drops By Two-Thirds After New Money

Investing in startup companies is a risky way to make money. And if the startups are carmakers, it may be even riskier yet--as the Illinois Student Assistance Commission... read more October 1, 2012 by 0


 
Fisker Atlantic concept unveiling before New York Auto Show, April 2012

Fisker Gets $100 Million More In Funding To Develop Atlantic

In April, Tom LaSorda--then CEO of Fisker Automotive--said the company was raising additional capital. Today, Fisker announced that it had closed a new round of financing... read more September 28, 2012 by 3


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

Tesla CEO Gets More Stock Options, Fisker Seeks More Cash

We’ve said it many times before, building an auto company from scratch is extremely hard, and expensive. That’s probably why only two major plug-in car startups... read more August 16, 2012 by 1


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Goodbye, Solar? Greentech Investors Shift To Electric Cars, Consumer Tech

The green technology investing boom has slowed. But if you ask investors, greentech isn’t disappearing, it’s just changing. Between 2006 and 2007, cleantech and... read more June 27, 2012 by 0


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Irate Investor Sues Fisker: A Little Lesson In Venture Capital

This is the week when driving impressions of the 2012 Fisker Karma have started to appear, as Fisker invites in waves of automotive journalists for a half-day of driving in... read more February 16, 2012 by 4


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Will Tesla Succeed Like Apple, Or Vanish Like Altair?

Of every 10 companies started by entrepreneurs, half or more fail. Some are sold for the parts or the people, a couple of lucky ones may be bought by larger companies, and... read more September 29, 2011 by 11


 
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Coda Secures More Funding, Continues March Towards 2012 Sedan Production

Californian electric automaker Coda Automotive might have recently opened its first showroom and signed a deal to open a final assembly plant in Benicia, California where it... read more September 21, 2011 by 4


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive Raising $200 Million At $2.2 Billion Valuation

Electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive is in the process of raising a $200 million funding round that would value the company at $2.2 billion, according to a report by... read more August 22, 2011 by 4


 

 
 

 
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