56% Of Carmakers Who Asked For Government 'Green' Loans Are Dead

What do Carbon Motors' BMW-powered police car, Aptera Motors' electric three wheeler, and Fisker's luxury sedan have in common? Two things: they asked the government for loans, and they're dead, as are more than half of the car companies who sought loans, according to documents obtained via a Freedom of Information… » 6/03/13 2:33pm 6/03/13 2:33pm

Meet The 'Inflatable Car' Inventor Suing The U.S. For $675 Million

The U.S government's green car program has been under scrutiny with the recent failure of two of the companies that received the loan, including coverage of a $675 million lawsuit by an inventor claiming he was denied funding for his inflatable electric car company because of politics. What hasn't gotten much scrutiny… » 5/15/13 3:38pm 5/15/13 3:38pm

Much Cheaper Fuel Cells On The Way With New Prototype

Australian researchers have developed a new fuel cell prototype that could lead to much cheaper, more efficient fuel cell vehicles in the near future. Scientists at Monash University in Melbourne created a new cathode that could bypass the need for expensive platinum nanoparticles, which adds about $3500 to $4000 to… » 8/02/08 12:00pm 8/02/08 12:00pm

Brits Go Green with Eco-M 100+MPG Sports Car

Those Brits and their cars are at it again. Now they've started a car company called Axon Automotive, showing it means business in the energy-efficient market space with its Eco-M, a bare-bones sporty car with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine. The car will be able to sip fuel and still go fast, capable of far greater than… » 3/27/07 3:00pm 3/27/07 3:00pm