35 Articles
1 / 2
NEXT
45

Backed by big political actors like Terry McAuliffe, the company is now under federal investigation

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.

14

It seems like this story replays itself time and again. Some company is awarded a bunch of money from the federal government for advanced battery technology and claims that its breakthroughs will lead to yada yada yada. We've heard it many times, too, but it would be unfair not to give props when due, right?

11

The Department of Energy (DOE) seems to be loaded with cash these days and is stopping just short of throwing the stuff at companies. We're thrilled that several advanced battery companies have received lots of the greenbacks, but the cash flow has to run dry at some point, right? Not yet, because the DOE has awarded grants to three more advanced battery technology companies.

10

V-Vehicle started with a strategy of secrecy and keeps on walking down the same path. A bit of corporate glad-handing brought the company's prototype vehicle to elected officials and DOE representatives in D.C. yesterday and, true to form, the event was off-limits to the general public (just like a similar event for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others in Louisiana last week). The car is making the rounds to boost the company's efforts to pull down a $320 million loan from the DOE's Advanced

21

Fisker Sunset – Click for high-res image gallery

13

2010 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery

41

Department of Energy Secretary Chu announced the closing of Nissan's $1.4 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Loan Program loan (originally, the amount was for $1.6 billion) today during the Washington Auto Show. As expected, this money will used to kick off production of the Leaf in the U.S.

18

Secretary Chu announced the closing of Nissan's $1.4 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Loan Program loan (originally, the amount was for $1.6 billion) today during the Washington Auto Show. As expected, this money will used to kick off production of the Leaf in the U.S.

58

Aptera 2e final design rendering - Click above to enlarge

52

Aptera 2e final design rendering - Click above to enlarge

67

Fox News on Fisker, Teska DOE loans - Click above to watch the videos after the jump

20

Aptera 2e - Click above for high-res image gallery

1

Tesla Model S - click above for high-res image gallery

20

Peapod - click above for high-res image gallery

2

Ford Escape PHEV - Click above for high-res image gallery

27

Ford Focus EV Mule - Click above for high-res gallery

11

Nissan EV-02 prototype - click above for high res image gallery

1 / 2
NEXT
Share This Post

Doeloans Questions

There are no questions about this topic.
Click here to ask!

From Our Partners