We take you inside a brand new factory that’s churning out disruptive solar and grid batteries in West Pennsylvania.
The deal – the financial terms of which remain a mystery – is important for both the connected industry and the Berlin start-up scene, which has long been holding out for a big exit.
A year after the Vehicle Production Group (VPG) closed a $50 million Department of Energy loan for designing a natural gas vehicle, the company used the money as planned, began production and is seeing hundreds of vehicles on the road so far.
Spurred by recent support from the U.S. government and rock-bottom natural gas prices, the big auto makers appear to be getting on board with natural gas-powered vehicles.
Electric car startup Fisker Automotive has named Fisker vice chairman, and former Chrysler Chief Executive, Tom Lasorda as its CEO.
It’s been over a month since the Solyndra news came out, but it’s still dominating. Because it just won’t go away, here’s my top five list of projects that the DOE also backed with loan guarantees and that are showing some early signs of success.
Lithium-ion battery startup ActaCell, which has already raised funds from such high profile groups as Google.org, DFJ Mercury and Applied Ventures (Applied Materials venture arm), is out touting over $3 million in newly acquired financing this morning.
Steven Rattner, the Obama administration’s so-called Car Czar, has a new book out and he weighs in on the sloppiness of the stimulus funds, the “fad” of green jobs and how the Volt will do nothing for GM’s bottom line. Tell us how you really feel.
In a new supply deal between energy behemoth ConocoPhillips and A123 Systems, whose batteries are slated to power upcoming plug-in vehicles from Fisker Automotive and Chrysler, Big Oil meets little lithium-ion.
The newest music video by pop music sensation/possible crazy person Lady Gaga is a darker spin on her signature “out there” style. While free of product placement (as well as eyeliner) it’s getting a perfectly-executed premiere courtesy of Vevo and YouTube.