Paul Elio Gets Taxpayers to Buy Him a GM Plant in Shreveport

The move “clears the way” for Elio Motors to focus on raising the $200 million needed to fill that factory with 1500 permanent manufacturing jobs required to push out the 250,000 trikes Elio believes he can sell per year.

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Fisker May Be Saved – By Henrik Fisker!

When Henrik Fisker walked away from the Fisker brand and his longtime partner, Bernie Koehler, over budget concerns and disagreements about the future direction of the company that bore his name, many thought Henrik had left the ugly business of righting Fisker to someone else. We might have underestimated him: Henrik is trying to buy his company back!

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Tesla Motors Repays $465 Million Government Loan

There have been plenty of doubters, haters, and detractors from Elon Musk’s electric car dream. For a while there his baby, Tesla Motors, was a political football punted between Democrats and Republicans. But with the full repayment of the $465 million Tesla borrowed from the U.S. government, Tesla has not just defied the odds, but proven the viability of a pure electric automaker.

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Big Week for Fossils, Big Bucks for Fossil Fuels

Earlier this week, new studies showed that the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been about 30% more massive than scientists

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Green News Roundup: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Another day, another batch of day-old news. Today’s green news story highlights include Bob Lutz joining electric car maker Via, the German Pirate Party (logo above!) demands free public transportation, and Tesla asks for more government money.

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Aptera Returns Customer Deposits, Buzzards Begin to Circle

It looks like the dream is over for EV-community darlings Aptera. The would-be builders of the aviation-inspired 2e electric 3-wheeler

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