Fisker Kept Taking Taxpayer Money Even After Defaulting On Their Loans

Here's a nice warm thought in case you're an American who filed your taxes recently: soon-t0-be-failed luxury hybrid manufacturer Fisker Automotive was allowed to receive loan money from the U.S. Department of Energy even after they violated the terms on multiple occasions, according to a new report. » 4/19/13 12:40pm 4/19/13 12:40pm

Has The Department Of Energy Been Playing Electric Car Company…

Small, California-based start-up automaker XP has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Energy that accuses the Department of outright favoritism to major established car manufacturers for federal grants and loans. The grants and loans are part of a program to encourage the development of electric vehicles, and… » 11/16/12 4:40pm 11/16/12 4:40pm

Government May Delay $25 Billion For Automakers Until Mid-2010

Apparently the Department of Energy is really slow when it comes to writing checks, as the Detroit News » 9/26/08 3:30pm 9/26/08 3:30pm now reports that Detroit automakers may not get their recently approved until mid-way through 2010. DOE spokesperson Healy Baumgardner said "there are a number of legal and administrative requirements with which the …

Researchers Continue Attempts To Turn Car Exhaust Into Power

The Department of Energy is funding research at GM and BMW, along with several partner universities, into a little-known technology called the thermoelectric generator. Internal combustion engines use a grand total of maybe 25-30% of the energy contained in gasoline for actual propulsion. Everything else is wasted… » 8/11/08 1:40pm 8/11/08 1:40pm

Plug It In, Plug It In: Plug-in Hybrids No Problem for Power Grid,…

According to the US Department of Ex—Oil Company Executives Energy in a new report yet to be published, the tangle of Christmas-tree lights known as the power grid can handle an upsurge in plug-in hybrids lickety split. The report, via The Car Connection, points out that by employing off-peak energy production… » 12/14/06 2:46pm 12/14/06 2:46pm

DOE Reports Power Grid Can Fuel Millions Of Plug-Ins, No Word On…

According to a Department of Energy (DOE) study released today, the nation's power grids can fuel millions of plug-in electric cars, and it estimated that if » 12/11/06 1:47pm 12/11/06 1:47pm

Wow, five whole percentage points — come on guys, let's all switch now! Oh wait, there's more, D'oh! The report does peg the total number of plug-ins the grid…