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GOP: Forest Fires Trump Fuel-Efficient Cars

GOP: Forest Fires Trump Fuel-Efficient Cars

Late in the administration of President George W. Bush, Congress created the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program. According to Detroit News, some of the funds earmarked for that program are now being funneled away to fight forest fires. This is not a bad thing. As the name... read more

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Front Exterior View

Chrysler Announces A New Fleet Of Plug-In Ram Pickups

Yesterday, Chrysler revealed plans to sell an all-electric version of the Fiat 500 in U.S. showrooms. Though the announcement made some people very happy, it wasn't... read more March 23, 2010 by  1


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

V-Vehicle Misses Key Deadline, Forfeits $87 Million From Louisiana

Bad news for startup automaker V-Vehicle: the company has missed a crucial funding deadline, and as a result, it will forfeit $87 million in cash and incentives from the... read more March 1, 2010 by  1


 
Tesla Roadster right-hand drive

Tesla CEO Repeatedly Used Private Jet To Visit DC, Make Case For DOE Loans

According to FAA records, the private jet of Tesla CEO and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk has made at least 12 trips to Washington, D.C. since the first of 2009. That in itself... read more February 11, 2010 by  2


 
Elon Musk

DOE, Daimler Keep Tesla CEO Elon Musk On A Short Leash

Earlier this week, our own John Voelcker raised a number of questions about Tesla and its long-term viability. Now Wired -- a high-tech media outlet that often champions the... read more February 4, 2010 by  9


 
U.S. Capitol

Congress Considers Adding 20,000 Electric Vehicles To USPS Fleet

With around 260,000 vehicles at its disposal, the United States Postal Service operates the biggest civilian fleet in the country. Unfortunately, most of those vehicles get... read more February 2, 2010 by  1


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

V-Vehicle Is Vying For $320 Million In DOE Loans

In June of last year, the Department of Energy announced $8 billion of low-interest loans for automakers in the first round of funding from its $25 billion Advanced... read more January 27, 2010 by  6


 
Aptera 2e

Congress Speaks: Aptera 2e Now A Car, Not A Motorcycle

Since June of this year, the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle program has awarded low-interest loans to encourage the development of next-gen cars. Ford... read more October 20, 2009 by  1


 
Fisker Karma

Fisker Scores $529 Million Low-Interest Loan From DOE

A couple of weeks ago, Fisker gleefully announced fuel efficiency stats for its upcoming extended-range Karma sedan (67 mpg, though the math is a little fuzzy).  Now the... read more September 23, 2009 by  15


 
Hydrogen compression tank

DOE Launches 'H-Prize' For Hydrogen Fuel Cell Developers

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $2.4 billion in grants to automakers, start-ups, universities, and other outfits to facilitate the production of... read more August 27, 2009 by 


 
Tesla Model S Sedan

Tesla Revving Up For A $30,000 Vehicle By 2016

Given its recent slide into profitability, its snazzy new production facility, and its lawsuit-free status, Tesla Motors has been on a bit of a roll lately. Not surprisingly... read more August 24, 2009 by  1


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Want Clunker Cash? Stop Reading, Call Your Dealer, It Ends Today

If you've got a clunker you've been meaning to trade in, you'd better take the rest of the day off, 'cause the whole Cash-for-Clunkers program winds up at 8 pm tonight... read more August 24, 2009 by 


 
Tesla's new facility in Palo Alto, California

Tesla Motors Adds A Factory, Loses A Lawsuit (In A Good Way)

It's a great news day for Tesla Motors: not only is the company moving into new digs in Palo Alto, California, but also Tesla's co-founder and former CEO Martin Eberhard has... read more August 19, 2009 by  1


 
DOE battery grant recipients

Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
Dr. Steven Chu

Hydrogen Fuel News: Science vs. Politics (Guess Who Wins)

Former president Bush devoted chunks of money to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching research projects across the country. Unfortunately, the Obama administration... read more July 29, 2009 by 


 
Capitol Hill

Natural Gas Sweeping Through Congress

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that oil baron-turned-wind baron T. Boone Pickens was lobbying the Senate for new legislation to fund the development of natural... read more July 22, 2009 by 


 
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