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Americans Will Pay An Average Of $3.55 Per Gallon Of Gas In 2013
Americans Will Pay An Average Of $3.55 Per Gallon Of Gas In 2013

This year, you may end up paying more for gas than you'd thought -- at least, if the Department of Energy's projections hold true. Last month, the DOE predicted that Americans would pay an average of $3.44 per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline over the course of 2013. Now, that figure has crept...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Report: 30-MPG, Fed-Funded Clean Diesel Could Power Nissan Titan

Thanks to a federal-government grant, the Nissan Titan could shed its guzzler status and become one of the most fuel-efficient full-size trucks. As part of the $30 million project, half funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), Cummins is developing a four-cylinder diesel engine that, according to...Read More»

Frank Varasano
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»

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 especially groundbreaking: many had assumed a Fiat EV would arrive stateside in the not-so-distant future. Far more surprising was the...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»

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 isn't a problem; many executives with Musk's resources own private aircraft. The problem is that (a) the operating cost of...Read More»

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 EV automaker -- has revealed some interesting news about Tesla's recent $465 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy...Read More»

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 terrible gas mileage: the Grumman postal van only earns around 10mpg, and the 17% of USPS trucks that run on E85 don't fare...Read More»

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, Nissan, Tesla, and Fisker got in on the action, but one outside-the-box company has been left on the sidelines: Aptera. The...Read More»

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