Failed Carbon Motors Founder Is Back With Robot Security Guard Concept

You may remember William Santana Li from such failed startup ventures as Carbon Motors, which sought to make a purpose-built police cruiser but instead went bankrupt and left Indiana taxpayers and investors millions of dollars in the hole. Now he's back with another law enforcement tool: a robot security guard. » 12/02/13 3:00pm 12/02/13 3:00pm

Failed Carbon Motors' Police Car Prototype Goes To Auction

If you ever had dreams of taking the law into your own hands in Carbon Motors' BMW-powered, purpose-built police cruiser, you might just get your chance soon. A Carbon E7 prototype is about to go to auction in Indiana to help alleviate the failed company's massive debt. » 11/15/13 10:31am 11/15/13 10:31am

Carbon Motors Quietly Filed For Bankruptcy Earlier This Month

With little fanfare or widespread media attention outside of Indiana, Carbon Motors filed for bankruptcy on June 7. It would seem that the saga of their purpose-built police cars with powerful BMW diesel engines has finally come to a sad and ignominious end. » 6/19/13 2:56pm 6/19/13 2:56pm

The [Possible] Passing Of An American Automotive Dream & My History…

I was one of the first to shoot Carbon's original advertising and marketing photography back in early 2009. Carbon had an exciting concept that provided a purpose-built vehicle that was efficient, safer, and a more advanced crime fighter than anything else being offered at the time. » 4/02/13 5:14pm 4/02/13 5:14pm

Is Carbon Motors Dead?

Carbon Motors has, since 2003, been teasing the nation's law enforcement community with a very impressive and advanced-looking purpose-built police car. And while the car itself is very impressive and seriously making me reconsider my life of petty crime, so far it only seems to exist as one prototype and lots of… » 4/02/13 2:30pm 4/02/13 2:30pm

Carbon Motors Abandons Futuristic Police Car For Futuristic Police Van

Remember that super cool police cruiser Carbon Motors promised by the end of 2012? It looks like the company has placed its aggressive-looking cop car on the back burner in favor of an even more aggressive-looking cop van. » 12/17/12 1:20pm 12/17/12 1:20pm

Carbon Motors Buys 240K BMW Diesel Engines For New Cop Car

Carbon Motors announced they'll purchase 240,000 BMW six-cylinder diesel engines for its purpose-built E7 police car, allowing it to potentially return 28 MPG and 155 MPH top speed. Now they just need buyers, capital and production. [WSJ] » 3/22/10 11:00am 3/22/10 11:00am

Carbon Motors E7: NYPD Cool

Sitting in the Carbon Motors E7, you realize it's the product of police officers dreaming up the ideal vehicle for law enforcement. This dream's coming to a radar trap near you in 2012. » 4/23/09 12:01am 4/23/09 12:01am

Carbon Motors E7 Police Car Finally Reveals Video Of Cool Cop Gadgetry…

The Carbon Motors E7 » 10/15/08 10:00am 10/15/08 10:00am has been a in coming, but our suspicions of vaporware were abated when we saw . Now they've officially been quashed as a still-in-development prototype filled-to-the-brim with cool gadgets has finally been unveiled. The purpose built police cruiser is equipped with a 300 HP diesel engine which…