Government Backs Away From Million EV Goal for 2015

Government Backs Away From Million EV Goal for 2015
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is backing away from its previously announced plan to see 1 million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, saying the timeline isn’t really all that important. Continue Reading...

Chinese Company Wins Auction for A123 Systems

Chinese Company Wins Auction for A123 Systems
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A year riddled with controversy for electric cars is winding down, but not without at least one more flare up — Chinese firm Wanxiang Group won the bidding war for A123 Systems. Continue Reading...

President Obama Poses EV-Everywhere Challenge

President Obama Poses EV-Everywhere Challenge
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With the EV-Everywhere initiative, President Obama is looking to spur the creative minds of business men, engineers and scientists across the country to make electric vehicles more affordable to own and drive in the next 10 years. One of the biggest challenges pressing car makers and buyers today is the price of gas. President Obama’s… Continue Reading...

Bright Automotive Blames Department of Energy for Failure

Bright Automotive Blames Department of Energy for Failure
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Bright Automotive has just announced its plans to close up shop. It blames the Department of Energy (DOE) for not helping secure a $314 million loan. In a letter to DoE secretary Steven Chu, Bright execs wrote that the government failed them and ultimately lost “hundreds of great manufacturing and technical jobs … and thousands… Continue Reading...

Aptera: A Brief Chronology Of The Collapse

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Aptera: A Brief Chronology Of The Collapse
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Last week we brought you a story about Aperta employees boorishly smashing the remaining shells of their 2e electric vehicle, including quotes from their disgruntled former CEO, Steve Fambro. You may wonder how things went so wrong. If you haven’t been following the Aptera saga, or if you don’t know what Aptera is, this is a good… Continue Reading...

Nissan Titan Diesel Test Program Underway

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Nissan Titan Diesel Test Program Underway
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However substantial gains in fuel economy have already been achieved, the diesel is said to currently allow a 2WD Titan to achieve around 28 miles per gallon, a sizeable improvement on the V-8 truck’s 13/18 mpg (city/highway). Continue Reading...

U.S Department Of Energy Testing Dodge Ram Hybrid

U.S Department Of Energy Testing Dodge Ram Hybrid
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Chrysler is delivering  10 Ram 1500 Hybrids to the U.S Department of Energy for testing within the next week. The pickups will be delivered to Yuma, Arizona, as part of a $100 million research project. The program with the U.S Department of Energy will run through June 2014. 140 Ram 1500 pickups will be delivered… Continue Reading...

350-Mile, $25,000 Electric Car Could Be Reality By 2017 Says Department of Energy

350-Mile, $25,000 Electric Car Could Be Reality By 2017 Says Department of Energy
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Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are looking to jump-start the American electric car industry, to use the hackneyed pun. With Department of Energy research funding going towards battery development, Chu believes that their goal of a car that can make LA to Las Vegas on one charge, and sell for… Continue Reading...

Department Of Energy, Google Maps, Teaming Up To Map EV Charge Stations

Department Of Energy, Google Maps, Teaming Up To Map EV Charge Stations
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Mapping out electric car charging stations onto an open source format like Google Maps seems like something totally self-evident, but the Department of Energy and Google are undertaking an official initiative to overlay EV charge points onto of a mapping application. The project will be known as the GeoEVSE forum, and comprise of a database… Continue Reading...

Report: Fisker Expected to Build New Affordable Plug-In Hybrids at Former GM Plant in Delaware

Report: Fisker Expected to Build New Affordable Plug-In Hybrids at Former GM Plant in Delaware
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Having recently been awarded a $500 million loan by the U.S. government to build affordable pug-in hybrids, Fisker Automotive is expected to build those cars at a shuttered General Motors plant in Delaware. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce tomorrow that the California-based Fisker company will revive the Boxwood Road facility in Wilmington…. Continue Reading...