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4Mercedes increases stake in Aston Martin

As part of an increasingly close partnership, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is reportedly preparing to increase its stake in Aston Martin by another one percent, bringing the German automaker's shares in the British company up to five percent.

13Fisker raises another $100 million in private funding for Karma production, marketing

The optimist would say "a hundred million down." The pessimist would add, "...and about 235 million to go."

5Amp gets $7.5 million in private-equity funding from Kodiak Capital

California dreamin'? Well, for Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles, wishes for some much-needed funding came true courtesy of one Golden State private-equity firm. Amp has announced it has received a $7.5 million investment from Orange County, CA-based Kodiak Capital Group. The funds will allow Amp to further expand its EV-fleet production.

11EV equity partnerships make sense at first, but can end poorly

WARNING to electric carmakers and lithium ion battery manufacturers: it's suggested you stay away from taking equity stakes in each other's companies. Practicing this type of electric-vehicle keiretsu could lead to harikari.

71Fisker reportedly seeks $100 million in funding by end of the month

Looks like Fisker Automotive's looking for its own range-extender.

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