Department of Energy Commits $20M to Hydrogen Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy is hoping $20 million will help kick start the country’s hydrogen infrastructure.

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Hong Kong Investor Likely to Buy Fisker

The likely winner of the U.S. Department of Energy loan for Fisker is an investor group led by Hong Kong’s Richard Li.

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Tesla Repays Government Loan Nine Years Early

As expected, Tesla has repaid its government loan nine years early, becoming the first American automaker to have paid back the government.

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Tesla Aims to Repay Government by Wednesday

Elon Musk, Tesla’s ever enigmatic CEO, announced over Twitter that the company will likely repay its government debt by Wednesday, May 22. 

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US EV Infrastructure Grows 9% in First Quarter

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, public charging stations in America increased from 5,200 on December 18, 2012 to 5,678 on March 22, 2013.

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Government Backs Away From Million EV Goal for 2015

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.

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Chinese Company Wins Auction for A123 Systems

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.

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Fisker DOE Loan Questioned by GOP Senators

Government loans to Fisker are under fire by a pair or Republican senators who disagree with tax dollars going to a company that is owned, in part, by a foreign country.

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GMs EcoCar2 Challenge Could Win You a Job

Across North America, 15 teams  will be participating in the EcoCar2 Challenge, a three-year alternative fuels vehicle competition sponsored by General Motors and the Department of Energy.

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President Obama Poses EV-Everywhere Challenge

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.

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Bright Automotive Blames Department of Energy for Failure

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.

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Aptera: A Brief Chronology Of The Collapse

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.

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Nissan Titan Diesel Test Program Underway

Back in September, the US Department of Energy, in conjunction with Nissan Motor Co, green lighted a proposal to test a Cummins four-cylinder turbo-diesel in the full-size Titan pickup.

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U.S Department Of Energy Testing Dodge Ram Hybrid

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.

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

Chu said that the DOE is currently funding research to lower the cost of electric-vehicle batteries by half within the next three or four years, and increase their energy density trifold within six years. Currently, America only builds 1% of advanced batteries in the world, but the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will invest in more battery research and create more manufacturing plants, securing more jobs.

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