Tesla Model S Coming March 26, But Where's The DOE Funding?

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent an announcement-filled email to customers today, including a March 26th date for the Tesla Model S reveal, a profitability promise, new stores and a curious statement about government funding. » 2/11/09 2:30pm 2/11/09 2:30pm

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