Note to Romney: Tesla is not Solyndra

Solyndra not surprisingly got a mention in the first Presidential debates on Wednesday night as a symbol of misplaced spending. But another cleantech company surprisingly got lumped into the mix, too: Tesla. My thoughts: Tesla is no Solyndra.

Electric car battery makers hit the skids

It’s not a good time to be an electric car battery maker. On Thursday lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems (s AONE) issued a going concern warning and saw its shares drop by close to 8 percent in trading.

Fisker won’t ramp up production of Karma until Q2 2012

Electric vehicle startup Fisker Automotive has dramatically scaled back production plans of its first car, the Karma, in the fourth quarter of 2011, and it won’t ramp up to full production until the second quarter of 2012.

Ener1 kicked off Nasdaq (subsidiary got $118M DOE grant)

The woes of battery maker Ener1 keep piling on. Following on the heels of its loss on electric car maker Think, the company’s CEO stepping down, and its planned restatement of its earnings, Ener1 has now officially been delisted from the Nasdaq.

Think investment is driving Ener1 off a cliff

Battery maker Ener1 already was forced to write down a $59.4 million impairment charge for its investment in electric vehicle maker Think. But now it’s time for Ener1 to report its latest earnings and the Think problem is still weighing down the company.

Greentech stocks rebound, but only partially

After the great market sell-off yesterday, stocks are rebounding slightly on Tuesday, including many of the greentech stocks that took a beating yesterday. But most of them are only up slightly. Here’s the latest:

Electric car company Think rises from bankruptcy, again

Just how many times can a company emerge from the ashes of bankruptcy? For Norwegian electric car maker Think Automotive, it plans to rise from at least its third bankruptcy after announcing that Russian investor Boris Zingarevich has bought the assets of the company.

Electric car maker Think files for bankruptcy

Norwegian electric car maker Think just veered off the bumpy road it had been driving on, and fell square into a ditch. Think has filed for bankruptcy proceedings in Norwegian courts.

Lithium Ion Battery Baby Steps: A 3-Year-Warranty Laptop Battery

The next-generation of lithium ion batteries aren’t just here to power the first wave of electric cars, they’ll be providing better energy storage for gadgets and computers, too. Leyden Energy is launching a lithium-ion battery for laptops that won’t degrade for at least three years.

Electric Car Maker Think Falters and Ener1 Cuts Its Losses

Lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, which held a 48 percent stake in electric car maker Think, says partly because Think has halted production of its electric cars, Ener1 has written down a $59.4 million impairment charge for its Think investment.