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KickingTiresElectric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
KickingTiresLos Angeles-based start-up Coda announced today that it is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pulling the plug on its electric vehicle. The news echoes other recent high-profile struggles for EV start-ups like Aptera and perhaps most notably Fisker,...
KickingTiresThe travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
KickingTiresIf U.S. car shoppers were more informed about the capabilities and advantages of electric vehicles, they'd be more inclined to buy one, according to AAA. Despite technological advancements and thousands of available charging stations that make EVs far...
KickingTiresDespite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
KickingTiresTesla on Monday introduced a handful of proprietary quick-charge stations across California, Nevada and Arizona with free charging for Model S owners that spring for the optional hardware. The California automaker disingenuously markets the technology...
KickingTiresNew models will come fast and furious in the 2013-16 model years, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's annual product pipeline analysis, dubbed the "Car Wars" report. Bank of America sees an above-average level of new model launches starting in......
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KickingTiresThis probably won???t come as much of a surprise to folks who have closely followed Aptera Motors ??? designers of a funky, three-wheeled electric car ??? but it looks like the company is shutting down. Aptera Motors announced today that......
KickingTiresHere's what we have our eye on today: Despite Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne emphasizing "zero political content" from Chrysler's Super Bowl XLVI ad, the two-minute spot featuring actor Clint Eastwood has become a political flashpoint, The Detroit News...
KickingTiresIt's been awhile since we've heard any electric-car news from Chrysler; its ENVI electric car division dissolved when bankruptcy struck the company in 2009. It looks like an alternative-fuel program is back in the form of a fleet of plug-in......
KickingTiresAs gas prices remain high, car shoppers are beginning to reconsider their priorities when choosing their next vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The federal department conducted a survey this month asking respondents to select the most...
KickingTiresBetter late than never. The last time we covered the Fisker Karma ??? a four-door, four-passenger luxury plug-in hybrid ??? was in 2009. Back then, the company was already promising a two-door convertible variant and a late 2009 release. Today,......
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