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Deathwatch: V-Vehicle Loses CEO, Cancels Lease On Future Plant Site
Deathwatch: V-Vehicle Loses CEO, Cancels Lease On Future Plant Site

UPDATE: See below V-Vehicle Company -- the startup automaker backed in part by oil baron-turned-wind baron-turned-CNG baron T. Boone Pickens -- has dipped a few more toes in the deadpool. According to reports, V-Vehicle has not only lost its founder and CEO, Frank Varasano, but the company has also...Read More»

Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
DOE Rejects V-Vehicle's $320 Million Loan Application, Project May Be Scrapped

Bad news for V-Vehicle Company: the U.S. Department of Energy has denied the start-up's request for $320 million in low-interest loans for the development of high-efficiency automobiles at a facility in northern Louisiana. As a result, the company will almost certainly forfeit $87 million in...Read More»

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 state of Louisiana for V-Vehicle's new plant in Monroe. As per an agreement with the state, V-Vehicle needed to demonstrate that...Read More»

Natural Gas Hybrid Camry
Two Tales Of Texas Tell Different Stories About Big Oil

We all know that oil is a limited resource. We also know that America is hugely dependent on the stuff, and that much of it comes from foreign sources, which puts the U.S. in some awkward positions, politically, economically, and strategically. Most of us also know that emissions from gas-powered...Read More»

Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
V-Vehicle To Build High-Efficiency Cars In Louisiana

After weeks of mystery and speculation, today V-Vehicle Company (VVC), a San Diego firm backed by oil man turned environmentalist T. Boone Pickens finally revealed that it's the manufacturer setting up shop in Monroe, Louisiana to build a range of high-efficiency combustion-engine cars. Earlier...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Golf Plus BiFuel (Europe)
Green Envy! Volkswagen Golf Plus, BiFuel Models Kept Overseas

Volkswagen has announced that its new Golf Plus BiFuel model is now available for order…in Europe. Running on LPG (liquified petroleum gas, or propane as we call it), the Golf Plus BiFuel reduces carbon dioxide emissions by about ten percent while—in Germany, where fuel costs are much...Read More»

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