The Truth About Cars » Carbon Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 14:37:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Cop Won’t Drive Cop Car Part 2: So, Hoosier Daddy, Carbon Motors? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-part-2-so-hoosier-daddy-carbon-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-part-2-so-hoosier-daddy-carbon-motors/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492061 If the Carbon Motors business model was so bad, how did the company last as long as it did? To paraphrase an especially sharp-tongued commentor from one of the many Carbon E7 threads I’ve followed on the web over the years, the company’s business plan seemed to revolve around borrowing money from the government to build cars […]

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If the Carbon Motors business model was so bad, how did the company last as long as it did? To paraphrase an especially sharp-tongued commentor from one of the many Carbon E7 threads I’ve followed on the web over the years, the company’s business plan seemed to revolve around borrowing money from the government to build cars […]

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Cop Won’t Drive Cop Car: Carbon Motors Declares Bankruptcy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-carbon-motors-declares-bankruptcy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-carbon-motors-declares-bankruptcy/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:26:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492053 The video above is the closest we’ll ever have to enjoying a World’s Wildest Police Chases segment featuring the Carbon Motors E7. Somewhat lost in the breaking news of March regarding the bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive and Coda was the demise of the nation’s other other startup vehicle manufacturer, the Carbon Motors Corporation. Although Bertel […]

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The video above is the closest we’ll ever have to enjoying a World’s Wildest Police Chases segment featuring the Carbon Motors E7. Somewhat lost in the breaking news of March regarding the bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive and Coda was the demise of the nation’s other other startup vehicle manufacturer, the Carbon Motors Corporation. Although Bertel […]

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Has the Dept of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program Been a Failure? Not Really http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/has-the-dept-of-energys-advanced-technology-vehicle-manufacturing-program-been-a-failure-not-really/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/has-the-dept-of-energys-advanced-technology-vehicle-manufacturing-program-been-a-failure-not-really/#comments Sat, 18 May 2013 22:35:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488881 Critics of the current administration have pointed to the impending bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive and the recent suspension of operations at taxi maker Vehicle Production Group as examples of why the government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in it’s zeal to promote alternative energy. The DoE effort under which those two companies received financing is […]

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Critics of the current administration have pointed to the impending bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive and the recent suspension of operations at taxi maker Vehicle Production Group as examples of why the government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in it’s zeal to promote alternative energy. The DoE effort under which those two companies received financing is […]

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Denied DOE Loan Makes Carbon Cop Cars DOA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/denied-doe-loan-makes-carbon-cop-cars-doa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/denied-doe-loan-makes-carbon-cop-cars-doa/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434376 When solar panel maker Solyndra went bankrupt last year, which cost the taxpayer $528 million in DOE loan guarantees, the end of the DOE loan program was quickly prognosticated.  The loan program is still around, but new loans have for all intents and purposes dried up. Just a week after presumptive EV maker Bright Automotive […]

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When solar panel maker Solyndra went bankrupt last year, which cost the taxpayer $528 million in DOE loan guarantees, the end of the DOE loan program was quickly prognosticated.  The loan program is still around, but new loans have for all intents and purposes dried up. Just a week after presumptive EV maker Bright Automotive […]

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License And Registration, Please: Will You Be Pulled Over By A BMW? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/license-and-registration-please-will-you-be-pulled-over-by-a-bmw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/license-and-registration-please-will-you-be-pulled-over-by-a-bmw/#comments Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:27:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349913 As the avid reader of our cop car chronology and our on-going coverage of crime-buster conveyances knows, that market of 75,000 units a year in the U.S.A. alone is in a bit of a turmoil. The Crown Vic, holder of approximately 70 percent of the fuzz market, is about to be retired. Ford, GM, and […]

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As the avid reader of our cop car chronology and our on-going coverage of crime-buster conveyances knows, that market of 75,000 units a year in the U.S.A. alone is in a bit of a turmoil. The Crown Vic, holder of approximately 70 percent of the fuzz market, is about to be retired. Ford, GM, and […]

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