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Additional $10.4 million in advanced-battery technology grants awarded by DOE, three companies benefit

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.

V-Vehicles tours D.C. with secretive high-mpg concept, still no pics

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 c

DOE finalizes Fisker's $528.7 million loan *UPDATE

Fisker Sunset – Click for high-res image gallery

DOE reduced loan total for Leaf electric vehicle at Nissan's request

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

DC 2010: DOE Secretary Chu announces closing of Nissan's $1.4 billion loan for Leaf electric vehicle

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 Sebastian Blanco

DC 2010: DOE Secretary Chu announces closing of Nissan's $1.4 billion loan for Leaf electric vehicle

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 Sebastian Blanco

Congress approves three-wheelers for DOE funds

Aptera 2e final design rendering - Click above to enlarge

Aptera's chances of getting DOE loan money improving?

Aptera 2e final design rendering - Click above to enlarge

Fox News criticizes - and misleads viewers on - Tesla, Fisker DOE loans

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

Washington debates if the Aptera 2e should be considered a car

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

Ford gets first DoE loan, Nissan and Tesla expected winners

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

No DOE ATVM loan money for GM and Chrysler

The same rules that could potentially end up keeping Tesla from qualifying for low interest loans from the Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Incentive Program are also keeping General Motors and Chrysler out of the running. In order to qualify for the loan program, an applicant must put up matching equity funds and demonstrate financial viability. Based on the Obama administration's evaluation of the automakers viability plans last week, neither company qualifies rig

GM asking Department of Energy for $2.6 billion to build hybrids?

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Aptera to go to Washington to fight for DOE loans

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Tesla to unveil Model S on March 26, hopes for DOE money by summer

In a newsletter distributed today by Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk provides an update on the business including an announcement that a driveable prototype of the Model S would be unveiled on March 26. The Model S reveal will take place at the Southern California headquarters of Musk's other company, Space-X, which is where Tesla's design studio is located. According to ex-Tesla SVP Darryl Siry who refused to show us images of the car no matter how much we begged before his departure, "the Model S

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