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RobinOne wants you to skip the oil change

This device lets you purify your oil at home.

It's supposed to save you money, and reduce oil use.

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Uniti raises $730,000 for its crowdfunded electric vehicle

Sweden-based EV startup has taken pre-orders from more than 140 people for electric trike.

Startup surpasses crowd-funding goal for EV with more than a month to go in its campaign.

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DIY 4-wheel e-bike looks like a car, goes 37 miles in EV mode

Swedish designer Mikael Kjellman is crowdfunding his DIY, all-weather PodRide on Indiegogo.

ETC
Hydrogen-powered Riversimple Rasa crowdfunding for $1.4 million

Riversimple hopes to earn $2.27 million in a crowdfunded investment campaign to fund its Rasa hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Later, the company plans to offer them to customers for a fixed monthly fee, rather than selling the model.

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Homegrown Trailers makes camping comfortable, eco-friendly

Make your own hippie version of 'Road Rules'

Homegrown Trailers builds solar-powered campers from sustainable materials.

Elio reaches $25M crowdfunding target

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.

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Quikbyke Q-pod wants to Kickstart e-bike rental pop-up shops

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

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

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Wildcat Automotive crowdfunding investment for W22 'track-day' off-roader

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.

Elio's crowdfunding page getting 'suspect' investors

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.

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Elio raises $19M in funding, rapidly closing on $25M goal

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.

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KTM-powered BikeBoat catches fire, creators ask for money

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.

Elio Motors will offer shares to non-accredited investors

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.

Featured
David Brabham aims for 2016 Le Mans return

Open-Source, Crowdfunded Racing Team Accelerates Development

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

Video
Nissan's Ultimate Smart BBQ e-NV200 is crowd-funded fun in Japan

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.

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Egoista Motors' EM01 Stradale Project hits $100,000 crowdfunding target

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.

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PC010 ST is a plug-in Predator you can drive on the street *UPDATE

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.

Followup
Caterham F1 Team to make season finale, still lays off 230 workers

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.

Motorsports
Caterham F1 Team raises over £1 million in crowdfunding campaign [w/video]

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.

How to get people to ignore your Tesla Model S

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.

Motorsports
Brabham returns with open-source, crowd-funded racing team [w/video]

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. <

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