Electric Vehicles

Musk seeks engineers on Twitter for 'autopilot' vehicles


Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to recruit engineers interested in working on an "autopilot" driving system for the company's electric vehicles, Bloomberg reports.

Energy Department to sell Fisker loan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department says it is selling a $192 million loan made to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc.

Volkswagen plans to introduce EV to U.S. market by 2015

The New York Times

Volkswagen announced plans to introduce its first electric vehicle to the United States by the end of 2015, The New York Times reports.

Ecotality says it filed for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Ecotality, which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

China offers incentive program for fuel-efficient cars

The Wall Street Journal

China will give buyers subsidies to purchase fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, The Wall Street Journal reports.

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.

California dealer groups seeks probe of Tesla for ads


The California New Car Dealers Association called on the state Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motor Inc.'s advertisements, alleging the company made  "unsubstantiated" savings claims, Bloomberg reports.

German firm offers first bid for Fisker Automotive

The Christian Science Monitor

German investor group Fritz Nol offered the Energy Department the first formal bid for Fisker Automotive, a near-bankrupt electric car company that owes the federal government most of a $192 million loan, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Automakers bet on alternative-fuel cars for future

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Judging by the slew of electric and hybrid vehicles being rolled out at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it might seem carmakers are tapping a large and eager market.

US gov't investigating electric Ford Focus

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating allegations that the electric version of the Ford Focus can stall without warning.


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