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6,665 Investors Have Each Put In An Average Of $3,775

After a month on StartEngine, Elio has collected over $25 million from over 6,000 individual investors.


EVWorld Seeks $275,000 In Crowdfunding For Its Traveling Electric Bikes

EVWorld publisher starts a Kickstarter campaign for a new electric-assist bicycle startup.


Wildcat turns to crowdfunding to support development of two new vehicles, a performance SUV and a military Light Strike Vehicle both built on a composite platform.


StartEngine, Elio Will Investigate What Look To Be Fake Accounts

The crowdfunding page on StartEngine for Elio's high-mpg trike was getting too many suspicious investors. But even without them, things are going well.


High-MPG Trike Could Be Part Of Highest-Grossing Equity Crowdfund In History

Elio Motors raises almost $19 million in crowdfunding investments for it's high-MPG three-wheeler in three weeks.


An Indiegogo campaign is hoping to fund the BikeBoat, a KTM-based watercraft. However, the first caught fire and sank to the bottom of the English Channel.


2012 JOBS Act Makes This Possible

Elio Motors is on Start Engine and asking for funds from non-accredited investors. That's people like you and me.


Open-Source, Crowdfunded Racing Team Accelerates Development

David Brabham is returning to Le Mans with a new team and an unconventional strategy.


A crowdfunding campaign in Japan is hoping to host several parties with the Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle in Japan. This custom e-NV200 boasts a full kitchenette, karaoke machine and deployable drone for an a emissions-free shindig.


EV Has 3-Secont 0-60 Time, Single-Charge Range of 186 Miles

Italy's Egoista start-up has raised $100,000 in its crowd-funding campaign for an open-wheeled, plug-in kit car.


Street Legal Formula-Style Racer Now Up For Crowdfunding

UPDATE: Looks like there's been a last-minute name change. Instead of the Predator's PC010 St, this vehicle is now the Egoista Motors' EM01 Stradale Project. Check out the live crowdfunding campaign here and the Facebook page here.


When the chips were down, and looked down for the count, the Caterham F1 Team launched a crowd-funding campaign to get back on the grid in time for the season finale. And now, it seems, they have succeeded.


The Caterham F1 Team, as has been widely reported, has fallen on hard times, with its new owners apparently unable to fund the effort and new investors hard to come by. But the team has found what could be at least an interim solution.


Koncept Cars Offers An Odd Duck With The Koncept S Coupe

In a crowdfunding campaign that seems destined to fail (only $5 have been raised of a $25,000 target after two weeks), we find a master class in getting people to not care about a Tesla Model S. In short, you add a new look to a car that a lot of people think doesn't need one, apparently.


A lot has happened since Sir Jack Brabham went down in history as the the only driver ever to win the Formula One World Championship in his own car. His offspring have followed in his footsteps, with two of his sons (Geoff in 1993 and David in 2009) having won at Le Mans with Peugeot. Bernie Ecclestone used the team as a springboard to seize control of F1's commercial rights. The Brabham name was subsequently adopted by a BMW tuner. And finally, Sir Jack himself left this world this past May. Bu


Here's His Story And How To Help His Family

When Thomas' illness made it impossible for him to drive, he relied on friends to do it for him.


Imagine if a little bit of water could make your internal combustion engine run cleaner and more efficiently, and help it produce more oxygen than a tree. That's what the LeefH2 device is designed to help your motor do. HNO Green Fuels, the maker of the LeefH2, wants to turn your engine – and every other combustion engine – into an oxygen farm while reducing particulate matter and getting more power out of your fuel.


Crowdfunding has not been kind to electric vehicle projects. The Derringer electric bike, while cool, didn't make it. The ultra-fast battery charger idea raised just $2,666 out of a $50,000 goal. And there are many more failed examples. (That Kickstarter project for that EV coloring book, on the other hand, did reach its modest goal.)


Crowd-funding projects are quickly emerging as the way to get things done in the tech business, and the idea is even jumping into other fields as well. But it hasn't exactly caught on just yet in the automotive industry. A few months ago we reported on a crowd-funding campaign to revive the Castle Three Motor Company to build a retro trike roadster similar to the Morgan 3 Wheeler, and various outfits have attempted to harness the public's contributions to jump-start electric vehicle development.


Whether it's a Canadian-built Campagna or a British-built Morgan, there's something deliciously different about driving a three-wheeled retro roadster. And now it looks like they could have some competition on their hands.


Four years ago, Myers Motors was taking pre-orders for what was supposed to be a hyper-efficient, two-seat, three-wheeled vehicle, the NMG2. Then things went quiet. Real quiet. But, hey, whaddya know, there's been some activity. Thanks to tipster Sean, who was one of the original reservation holders, we have learned about Myers' new crowdfunding strategy to bring a new lower-priced EV to market. The effort will work like this:

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