Two DOE electric car loans, two different paths

By Ronnie Greene

As Fisker Automotive struggles to stay afloat, Tesla Motors pays off its Energy Department loan.

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"… of late, pointed to headlines: Its Model S was recently named Motor Trend Car of the Year. On its website, Tesla prices the sedan from $62,400-$87,400, …"

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

By Ronnie Greene

A $25 billion Department of Energy loan program has not closed a loan in two years amid the specter of Solyndra.

Another green energy company stumbles: Fisker announces layoffs

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Electric car maker Fisker lays off workers, while asking the federal government for continued support

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"… n, has announced layoffs at its Delaware plant as it tries to persuade the Department of Energy to continue backing it with public money.The company says 26 Fisker employ …"

"… oupe called the Karma.As the layoffs were announced, Fisker approached the Department of Energy about the targets it must meet to continue drawing federal money. It is no …"

"… the loan’s terms, or invest more taxpayer dollars in the Fisker venture.Department of Energy officials said they understand that Fisker has experienced production dela …"