Samsung is reported to be in talks to buy a stake in BYD, one of China’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles. The deal would give Samsung a foothold in the expanding Chinese market for computer chips and memory devices.
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Calling itself “the Tesla of motorcycles”, European bike maker Energica launched the final production version of its Eva street bike at EICMA 2015.
Elio Motors is waiting on $25 million of crowd-funded money to build 25 new prototypes in Detroit, but wasn’t that the plan 2 years ago?
All of the drama over the last few years concerning where Tesla would build its first Gigafactory carried with it a lot of potential implications for the states in question, hence the jockeying for position and the various meetings between Tesla officials and state officials. On that note, one of the perhaps lesser of these […]
BMW is close to bringing carbon fiber costs down by 90%, making it cost competitive with steel and helping make future cars a lot lighter.
Panasonic has formed a new company to oversee its operations at the Gigafactory, and that its $92 million investment is the first of many cash infusions.
A few weeks ago, Elio Motors reached out to us to talk about some of the hard questions we’d been asking about their business plan, their motivations, and their chances of going from pipe dream idea to reality. They agreed to a Q&A, and I opened the floor to you, dear readers, so that you […]
Two weeks ago, Chip from Elio Motors reached out to us, and we reached right back, asking for a Q&A style interview with Elio staff. Here are the Qs.
I’ve finally gotten in touch with the guys at Elio Motors. Now, I just need to figure out what I want to to ask them! What questions do you want answered?
Paul Elio pushed back the start of production for his trike, from March 2015 to September – that’s assuming he can raise the $145 million he still needs!
Investment in big oil companies like ExxonMobil has long been considered a “sure thing” but that may soon change because of something called “stranded carbon asset risks”.
Earlier this month, India’s Hero motorcycles introduced its RNT diesel motorcycle to the world. Powered by a 150 cc turbocharged diesel, the high-utility bike promised a high-MPG, biofuel-capable future to millions (if not billions) of people in southeast Asia … and all we could do, stateside, was wonder: Would we ever be able to get […]
Elio Motors is announcing that its lease on the old GM Shreveport plant is a go, and they have $7 million invested – but is this old news with a new spin?
Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]
It’s one of the biggest hurdles facing fossil fuel divestment: Where to find sustainable investment options that create secure returns on investment in an energy market often dominated by fossil fuel companies. But thanks to action taken by two of…
Evidence for climate change is all around us these days. With weather extremes ranging from super-typhoons in Asia to an eerily quiet 2013 Atlantic hurricane season potentially setting us up for some serious Gulf Stream weirdness next year, neither highly-informed climate scientists OR the mush-brained idiots claiming climate change isn’t a thing have any idea […]
The Department of Energy has a $34 billion portfolio of loan guarantees to solar, wind, nuclear and other clean energy companies. In May it was released that just 2% of that portfolio represent losses, about $680 million. Still, with so many high-profile green start-up bankruptcies as of late, it’s worth revisiting the question of how […]
The US Navy recently announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator green energy projects, which help energy startups “navigate” Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region and encourage sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies among clean energy startups. The investment comes as part of a larger US military initiative […]
Slowly, painfully, but surely, America is losing faith in Big Oil. Organizations are divesting their oil interests, but the general “feeling” is that religious groups and politically conservative organizations will be hold-outs and retain their oil and gas-heavy portfolios. If the United Church of Christ is any indication of a wider trend, though, even these […]
Imagine if an American automaker like Chrysler announced that in two years time, it would cease building any car powered solely by gas engines. That would be quite the shocker, wouldn’t it? Well a new report suggests that Chinese automaker BYD, which is mostly owned by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, could produce only electric and hybrid vehicles within two years.