The Truth About Cars » Startup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:45:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen’s Plans Paltry Payout, Sergio Talks up Players, and a NASCAR Driver’s Busted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315562 Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Elio Motors Update: Latest Prototype Shown, Lease & Contracts Signed, Factory Stores Announced http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/elio-motors-update-latest-prototype-shown-lease-contracts-signed-factory-stores-announced/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/elio-motors-update-latest-prototype-shown-lease-contracts-signed-factory-stores-announced/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=771194 Since we last looked at Elio Motors, the startup that plans on selling an 84 mpg, $6,800 tandem reverse trike to people looking to replace 15 year old beaters, there have been a number of developments involving the company. To begin with, the start of production has been pushed back until the beginning of 2015. […]

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Since we last looked at Elio Motors, the startup that plans on selling an 84 mpg, $6,800 tandem reverse trike to people looking to replace 15 year old beaters, there have been a number of developments involving the company. To begin with, the start of production has been pushed back until the beginning of 2015. […]

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Elio Motors – It Just Might Be For Real, So to Check it Out, TTAC Rolls Consumer Reports Style and Puts Skin in the Game http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/elio-motors-it-just-might-be-for-real-so-to-check-it-out-ttac-rolls-consumer-reports-style-and-puts-skin-in-the-game/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/elio-motors-it-just-might-be-for-real-so-to-check-it-out-ttac-rolls-consumer-reports-style-and-puts-skin-in-the-game/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:53:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500592 Elio Motors is one of those automotive startups that raises all sorts of flags that makes some people think that it’s a scam, or at least on shaky financial ground. Almost every bit of news from Elio has been greeted with some skepticism, understandably (here, here, and here). They’re planning on selling a three wheel […]

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Elio Motors is one of those automotive startups that raises all sorts of flags that makes some people think that it’s a scam, or at least on shaky financial ground. Almost every bit of news from Elio has been greeted with some skepticism, understandably (here, here, and here). They’re planning on selling a three wheel […]

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Aptera Refunding Deposits: Run While You Can! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/aptera-refunding-deposits-run-while-you-can/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/aptera-refunding-deposits-run-while-you-can/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:29:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407258 It’s been over a year since we’ve herd anything from the California EV startup Aptera, and the last we’d heard the firm was watering down its product and waiting for more funding. But apparently that’s not been panning out as Greencarreports.com hears that the firm is returning deposits due to delays in the production rollout. […]

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It’s been over a year since we’ve herd anything from the California EV startup Aptera, and the last we’d heard the firm was watering down its product and waiting for more funding. But apparently that’s not been panning out as Greencarreports.com hears that the firm is returning deposits due to delays in the production rollout. […]

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EV Startup CODA Loses CEO http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/ev-startup-coda-loses-ceo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/ev-startup-coda-loses-ceo/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:06:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371826 When is it a good time for a CEO to step down from an automotive company? This year we’ve already learned that ditching mere months before a major IPO was not a great move for GM CEO Ed Whitacre. But that surprise drop-out may just have been topped by CODA Automotive’s Kevin Czinger, who just […]

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When is it a good time for a CEO to step down from an automotive company? This year we’ve already learned that ditching mere months before a major IPO was not a great move for GM CEO Ed Whitacre. But that surprise drop-out may just have been topped by CODA Automotive’s Kevin Czinger, who just […]

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Wild Ass Rumor Of The Day: Tesla Model S Delayed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-tesla-model-s-delayed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-tesla-model-s-delayed/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:19:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341585 Speaking to MarketWatch at the Detroit Auto Show, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk apparently just revealed that the Tesla Model S sedan will be released “within two and a half years.” Which is interesting considering Musk claimed that production would start in 2011 at the Model S launch last March. But then, Tesla is still trying […]

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Speaking to MarketWatch at the Detroit Auto Show, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk apparently just revealed that the Tesla Model S sedan will be released “within two and a half years.” Which is interesting considering Musk claimed that production would start in 2011 at the Model S launch last March. But then, Tesla is still trying […]

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EV Startup Scores $25m, Ford Still Banking With Uncle Sam http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ev-startup-scores-25m-ford-still-banking-with-uncle-sam/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ev-startup-scores-25m-ford-still-banking-with-uncle-sam/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 21:21:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341081 According to Detroit lore, Henry Kaiser once loudly threatened to throw one hundred million dollars in 1940s money towards the greater glory of Kaiser Motors, drawing a bemused chuckle from GM Chairman Alfred Sloan who quipped “give the man one chip.” Fast forward to 2009, and Coda Automotive, a firm hoping to sell Californians a […]

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According to Detroit lore, Henry Kaiser once loudly threatened to throw one hundred million dollars in 1940s money towards the greater glory of Kaiser Motors, drawing a bemused chuckle from GM Chairman Alfred Sloan who quipped “give the man one chip.” Fast forward to 2009, and Coda Automotive, a firm hoping to sell Californians a […]

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