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    Tesla: here's why the DOE's $465 million helped; we'd like some more
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    On September 23, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve (291-in-favor, 27-against) a stopgap bill that cuts $1.5 billion from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program. The bill, say the Democrats who opposed it, ...

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    Aptera seeking manucfacturing facility outside of California
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    Remember Aptera? Well, after the 2e's struggles at last year's Automotive X-Prize competition, Aptera went silent. Now, in Aptera's latest newsletter, the automaker's intentions to relocate have surfaced. According to the newsletter, Aptera is trying to secure a manufacturing facility ...

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    Tesla CEO Musk used private jet 12 times to lobby Washington for DOE loans
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    When the CEOs of the three Detroit based automakers used corporate jets to fly to Washington in late 2008, they were eviscerated by the national media and grandstanding politicians. Within weeks, all three companies had canceled the leases on those aircraft and all future travel by Detroit ...

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    Aptera newsletter explains search for new manufacturing facility
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    The Aptera newsletters continue to talk about the good while staying silent about the bad. The latest example (available after the jump) mentions an update to the Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Program loan request, how the vehicle will indeed be made with ...

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    Officially, official: Ford gets $5.9b from DOE in ATVMP funds for 13 greener cars
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    Ford Focus EV Mule - Click above for high-res gallery
    The third piece of the DOE's funding puzzle that was laid out this morning goes, as expected, to Ford. What's notable is that Ford's share of the $8 billion in conditional loan commitments that the DOE announced today for electric cars is by ...

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