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U.S.-backed battery firm Ener1 seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Another company that received backing from the U.S. Department of Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

By January 26, 2012


Auto battery maker Ener1 eyes grid storage

Lithium ion battery company seeks to expand its auto business with government loan and grant programs while testing power grid energy storage with utilities.

By March 17, 2009


Government-funded battery maker A123 files for bankruptcy

The publicly traded firm thus becomes the latest government-backed energy company to file for Chapter 11 amid strong competition and soft demand.

By October 16, 2012


Trying to forecast EV sales? Good luck with that

Predicting electric-vehicle sales is as hard as guessing the future price of oil, but rosy forecasts are leading to over-inflated expectations for plug-ins.

By December 8, 2011


Beacon Power: We're broke, but we're no Solyndra

Beacon Power, a flywheel storage company that received a government loan guarantee, said its storage plant will continue to operate as it seeks new sources of capital.

By November 1, 2011


Green tech still withering in the 'Valley of Death'

In the wake of Beacon Power's bankruptcy, other clean-tech companies with loan guarantees could be in for trouble, too.

By November 1, 2011


Volvo making diesel-electric plug-in wagon for Europe

Volvo announced it will begin sales of its diesel-electric hybrid plug-in V60 model for the European market next year.

By October 18, 2011


Electric car maker Think revived from bankruptcy

Think Global has been acquired by one of its investors and plans to restart production of the small all-electric sedan in the first quarter of next year.

By July 25, 2011


Five business models to boost electric cars

As electric vehicles come to market, the auto and utility industries are experimenting with new business models to clear the way for the technology.

By April 25, 2011


EV industry gets ready for bumpy ride

Makers of electric vehicles and their suppliers are ramping up, but few vehicles are actually available, making it tricky to gauge market demand and drive down costs while being profitable.

By April 21, 2011