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GreenTech Auto's Big Plans Haven't Come To Fruition

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.

Oregon-based Revolt Technology receives $5 million from DOE to develop zinc-air batteries

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?

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 could electrify 10-25 percent of its fleet by 2020

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

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