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    Report: Ex-Ford and Carbon Motors exec working on robot security guards
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    Back in 2003, former Ford executive William Santana Li and former police officer Stacey Dean founded Carbon Motors, a company that designed a purpose-built diesel police car that recently filed for bankruptcy. But they're at it again, this time with a new company and a new invention that looks ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors' would-be cop car headed to auction
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    Carbon Motors seemed to be on track to produce its E7 purpose-built police car last year, but then the US Department of Energy rejected its request for a $310-million loan and the situation went south from there. The company filed for bankruptcy four months ago and had only produced one E7, a ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors officially files for bankruptcy, lawsuits follow
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    So much for Carbon Motors. The would-be police pursuit vehicle manufacturer has officially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (read: liquidation) according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The company officially lists its liabilities at $21.7 million and its assets at a mere $18,976, including ...

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    Video: Translogic takes post-mortem spin in Carbon Motors E7 police car
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    It's a shame Carbon Motors seems to be dead on arrival. The company's E7 Police Cruiser is a purpose-built law enforcement vehicle with plenty of well-executed innovations. Rather than slather a civilian vehicle in gear and call it a day, the company engineered the E7 with law enforcement in mind ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors pulls out of Indiana plant, future uncertain
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    Three years ago, Carbon Motors chose one corner of a shuttered Visteon plant in Connersville, Indiana as the location to build its diesel-powered E7 dedicated police cruiser. Carbon intended to invest $350 million to start production, providing 1,500 jobs at the same time. That investment, ...

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    Official: Carbon Motors strikes back with new police truck
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    Carbon Motors couldn't have picked a better time to get into the police car business with the departure of the Ford Crown Victoria leaving the market wide open, but with its purpose-built E7 police sedan still a few more years away from production, the Indiana-based company decided to launch ...

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    Official: DOE rejects $310M loan for Carbon Motors to build advanced police cars
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    Carbon Motors, maker of the purpose-built E7 police car, won't receive the $310 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program that it applied for almost three years ago, and said that it's a victim of politics. "We are ...

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    Carbon Motors petitions for federal loan with open letter to Obama cabinet
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    Carbon Motors, the manufacturer of the purpose-built E7 law enforcement vehicle, has sent an open letter to members of President Barack Obama's cabinet urging the administration to approve the company's Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan. Carbon Motors applied for ...

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    Carbon Motors claims 14,000 reservations for E7 police car
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    Carbon Motors E7 police car – Click above fore high-res image gallery
    In its latest newsletter update, Carbon Motors has revealed that it's received over 14,000 reservations from over 400 police agencies for its new purpose built E7 police car. However, it's best to bear in mind those are ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors still awaiting Fed loan approval, hoping to have first patrols on streets in 2013
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Carbon Motors Corp. plans to deliver its first police car in 2013 – assuming the company's request for a $310 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy is approved. As we mentioned nearly three years ago, Carbon is diving into ...

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    Carbon Motors to use BMW diesel in new E7 police car
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    Carbon Motors E7 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2007 when Carbon Motors announced it would build the first purpose-designed police vehicle, the spec sheet called for a twin-turbocharged inline-six cylinder diesel engine. As any existing automaker will tell you, certifying ...

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    Carbon Motors picks Connersville, IN for new HQ, E7 police car production
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Carbon Motors, soon-to-be makers of a dedicated police cruiser known as the E7, has finally chosen a new place to call home: Connersville, Indiana. Taking up residence in an abandoned plant from auto parts supplier Visteon, Carbon intends ...

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    Carbon Motors reports 10,000 pre-orders for diesel-powered E7 police car
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As it turns out, there's quite a backlog of pent up demand for a purpose-built police car. Who knew that law enforcement officers were so fed up with their current fleet of Ford Crown Vics, Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Impalas? Apparently, ...

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    A New Kind of Cop Car, A New Kind of Business Model - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Autoblog has followed the developments at Carbon Motors ever since the start-up unveiled its new police cruiser a year and a half ago. And while the car looks impressively good, what makes this company worth watching goes well beyond the product. Carbon has come up with a business model that could ...

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    Carbon E7 police car headed for duty in 2012
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    Click on the image above for a high-res image gallery of the Carbon Motors E7
    The Carbon Motors E7, a purpose-built car for law enforcement, is continuing to march toward reality. Carbon Motors has targeted 2012 as the start of production, and cars can already be pre-ordered at the company''s ...

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    Carbon Motors releases first video of E7 cop car and in-car gadgets
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    Law enforcement officers have more reasons to be excited with Carbon Motors' release of a few more images and a video of its purpose-built Police car. The E7, as it is currently known, looks to be much more capable than the thousands of Crown Vics, Impalas and Chargers currently roaming our streets ...

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    Carbon Motors releases real shots of purpose-built E7 police car
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    Click above for more shots of the Carbon Motors E7
    We haven't heard a peep from Carbon Motors in a very long time, but that doesn't mean the company hasn't been hard at work on its purpose-built E7 police car concept. To prove that it's moving forward, the automaker-to-be has just released two ...

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    Calling all cars: Carbon Motors purpose-built police car
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    Checker did it with taxi cabs a generation and a half ago, but since then, purpose-built working cars haven't been produced in mass quantities. Carbon Motors thinks it's about time the fuzz get their own purpose-built ride, instead of being forced to modify a civilian car. Law enforcement agencies ...

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