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    Official: ChargePoint distributor offers as much as $2,200 for Blink charging station switchers
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    One distributor of ChargePoint electric-vehicle charging stations is making an offer some owners of Ecotality's Blink stations may not be able to refuse. National Car Charging will offer dual-port Blink station owners a $2,200 trade-in credit for ChargePoint's new CT400 station and a $1,200 ...

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    Report: CarCharging Group buys Ecotality assets for $3.4 million at auction
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    Think of it as a plug-in pu pu platter, albeit a rather depressing one. That's the option cash-heavy investors with an eye for electrified light-duty vehicles had as charging-station maker Ecotality joined Fisker Automotive among entities whose assets were up for auction last week. When ...

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    Report: Fisker, A123 settlement reducing $140m in claims to $15m approved
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    Fisker Automotive and what was formerly A123 Systems have received approval of their settlement in which Fisker's claims against the bankrupt battery maker were reduced by 89 percent, Bloomberg News reports. Fisker's claims against what's now B456 Systems were reduced to $15 million from $140 ...

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    Report: Fisker pausing production until A123 sale is finalized
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    The pending production schedule for the Fisker Karma is pretty much at the mercy of US regulators, as the California-based maker of the extended-range plug-in won't start things up again until the ownership issue of bankrupt battery-maker A123 Systems is settled, Automotive News reports. Fisker, ...

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    Report: Fisker to delay Karma production because of A123 battery shortage
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    Fisker Automotive will postpone production of its Karma extended-range plug-in vehicle until the future of bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems is resolved, Bloomberg reports, citing an interview with the automaker's CEO. During an interview at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, Tony Posawatz ...

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    Report: A123 received $950k from feds on bankruptcy-filing day
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    And in the "one hand didn't know what the other hand was doing" department, we have this. Lithium-ion battery-pack maker A123 Systems received almost $1 million in federal funding the day it filed for bankruptcy, Reuters reports, citing a letter the company sent to Republican Senators John Thune ...

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    Report: A123 wants to access $50 million from Wanxiang
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    Think of it as a refi going to the highest bidder. Bankrupt lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems is looking to access a $50 million loan from China-based auto-component maker Wanxiang, which is offering terms at an interest rate that's three percentage points lower than competing bidder ...

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    Official: Mindset declares bankruptcy, not happy about it
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    For the past few years, Switzerland-based Mindset Holding AG had been planning a sports-car EV that would rival Tesla. You can stop waiting now, since Mindset is declaring bankruptcy after its funding possibilities dried up. At one time, Mindset was talking about a launch date for the E-Motion ...

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    Official: Still kicking, EnerDel gets second battery contract for Volvo C30 Electric
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    Volvo vehicles are known to be able to withstand major crashes. We'll see if the maker of batteries for the Swedish automaker's C30 Electric can do the same. EnerDel, whose parent Ener1 declared bankruptcy in January, won its second contract to make lithium-ion batteries for the electric ...

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    Official: America's RV capitol rebounds but number of Think EV workers drops to just two
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    Remember when the U.S. capital of RV production, Elkhart, IN was going to escape the doldrums that the decline of the motor home industry brought on by shifting over to building electric cars? Not so fast. As NPR reports, rising demand for RVs has helped boost employment in Elkhart, IN, while the ...

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    Money-losing Chevy Volt will stay alive even if it can't "pay the rent"
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    The Chevy Jolt
    General Motors doesn't have any money to play around with these days, but new CEO Fritz Henderson is willing to let at least one vehicle program's fiduciary requirements slide. Even though Henderson said recently that all GM models will need to "pay the rent," the money-losing ...

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