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...

Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds

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Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds
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When it comes to the auto industry, oil isn’t the only thing imported from foreign countries and subject to supply issues and price spikes. The same is true of the rubber in your car’s tires, though a solution could lie in a simple, resilient weed that grows freely across the American southwest. 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...

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy
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  Behold, the new bar for fuel economy: 126 highway miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Which car is championing these figures? The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Guide ranked the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle at the top for fuel consumption. The competing Nissan Leaf stacks up 13 MPGe lower at a still… Continue Reading...