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Jaguar Land Rover owner denies stake in electric-car maker Faraday Future: updated report

Jaguar Land Rover owner denies stake in electric-car maker Faraday Future: updated report

Most reports on startup electric-car maker Faraday Future tend to describe it as "struggling," and that may be an understatement. It halted work at its Nevada-based production facility in 2016; the startup company's main backer, China's LeEco, acknowledged this past May it was experiencing... read more

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2016 BMW i3

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Carmakers must cut carbon rapidly to evolve, shareholders say

Stricter global emissions standards are putting significant pressure on carmakers to improve fuel efficiency and make greater use of electric powertrains. But that may not be... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
China

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

When Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012

Tesla Transparency On Orders, Sales, Production Fades: Do Owners, Investors Care?

On February 11, electric-car maker Tesla Motors will release its 2014 earnings and hold a conference call for financial analysts to discuss them. If recent patterns hold, the... read more January 29, 2015 by


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW: No Interest In Tesla Cooperation, Musk Was Posturing For PR

BMW and Tesla Motors seem like potential electric-car rivals, but over the past week there's been much talk of a possible collaboration between the two carmakers. That's... read more December 1, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines When? 10 Years, Analyst Claims

It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether. The notion that an entire brand could walk... read more November 26, 2014 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota Too Reveals It Sold Some Tesla Shares, As Daimler Did

Well, that makes two: Toyota confirmed yesterday that it had sold a portion of its shares in electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The Japanese company's sales appear to have... read more October 24, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Daimler Cashes In On Tesla Stock, Sells Share In Electric-Car Maker

In early 2009, German luxury car maker Daimler effectively saved Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors by purchasing 9.1 percent of the company for a reported $50... read more October 23, 2014 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Rockefeller Oil Heirs Will Divest Fossil-Fuel Stocks From Family Funds

A name synonymous with oil wealth for more than a century is now abandoning it. John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune with Standard Oil, but his heirs are turning away... read more September 25, 2014 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


 
Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Blood And Gore: Coal Is Becoming A Stranded Asset

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Halloween. So how could we not comment on an article whose byline reads Gore and Blood? Their topic may be slightly esoteric, but it has big... read more October 31, 2013 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Is What's Left Of Fisker Automotive Worth $25 Million? Maybe

Hands up all those of you who'd forgotten that Fisker Automotive still exists? The company might not have produced a car in over a year, but the struggling firm is still yet... read more August 25, 2013 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


 

 
 

 
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