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Ex-Ford and Carbon Motors exec working on robot security guards

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 Damon Lowney

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Carbon Motors' would-be cop car headed to auction

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 working prototype that isn't stree

Carbon Motors Police Supercar Goes To Auction

Proceeds will go towards paying down more than $21 million in debt

The only Carbon Motors police pursuit vehicle ever built will go to the auction block in January. The proceeds will go to the liquidated company's creditors.

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Carbon Motors officially files for bankruptcy, lawsuits follow

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 one prototype, a few b

In Detail: Carbon Motors E7 Police Cruiser [VIDEO]

If you recognize the infamous headlight pattern of a Ford Crown Victoria in your rearview mirror, it could be anyone from a taxi, to your grandparents, to a policeman preparing to pull you over. That's because police cruisers have long been based on Ford's ubiquitous full-sized sedan, heavily modified to meet the needs of law enforcement. With Ford finally retiring the trusted "Crown Vic" in 2011, an opport

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Translogic takes post-mortem spin in Carbon Motors E7 police car

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 from the very beginning.

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Carbon Motors pulls out of Indiana plant, future uncertain

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. T

Carbon Motors Plans To Build Second Police Vehicle: AOL Autos

A company planning to build high-tech police cars in a vacant eastern Indiana auto parts factory says it has a second vehicle that it plans to produce in Indiana.

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Carbon Motors strikes back with new police truck

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-base

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DOE rejects $310M loan for Carbon Motors to build advanced police cars

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.

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Carbon Motors' $310 million DOE loan for police-car production rejected

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.

Carbon Motors petitions for federal loan with open letter to Obama cabinet

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 a $300 million ATVM l

Carbon Motors petitions for federal loan with open letter to Obama cabinet

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 a $300 million ATVM l

Carbon Motors claims 14,000 reservations for E7 police car

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A New Kind of Cop Car, A New Kind of Business Model - Autoline with John McElroy

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 let it carve out a profitable chunk of the automotive market that, up to now, was always controlled

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