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JTEM is right
2018-07-01 06:33:29 UTC
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Apparently these fly-by-night EV companies
are the rule, not the exception:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptera_Motors

They were going to be producing cars by 2008
and by that they meant 2009, but they got
deep into 2011 before they started refunding
deposits.

In truth, it looks like it was a scam all
along. They applied for U.S. government
FREE MONEY but the government wouldn't give
them the "loan" <wink> <wink> <nudge> <nudge>
because their 3-wheeled EV was classified as
a motorcycle and not a car. So they did what
any consumer dependent business people would
do, they lobbied congress and got the rules
changed. But, those sneaky bastards at the
government STILL wouldn't give them $150
million dollars __Unless__ they raised just
as much in investment capital.

Wait. They were going to bring a vehicle into
production on $150 million? Please.

Look. It wasn't going to happen. They were
never going to launch on a lousy $150 million
yet, they were asking for the money. So, where
was it going to go?

So, yes, this was a cash grab, not a viable
business attempt.










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AlleyCat
2018-07-05 23:48:10 UTC
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On Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:33:29 -0700 (PDT), JTEM is right says...
Post by JTEM is right
So, where
was it going to go?
So, yes, this was a cash grab, not a viable
business attempt.
1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9. EnerDel's subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
16. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
17. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
18. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
19. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
20. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
21. Olsen's Crop Service and Olsen's Mills Acquisition Company ($10M)*
22. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
23. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
24. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
25. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
26. GreenVolts ($500,000)
27. Vestas ($50 million)
28. LG Chem's subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
29. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
30. Navistar ($39 million)
31. Satcon ($3 million)*
32. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
33. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
JTEM is right
2018-07-06 04:33:52 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9. EnerDel's subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
16. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
17. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
18. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
19. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
20. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
21. Olsen's Crop Service and Olsen's Mills Acquisition Company ($10M)*
22. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
23. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
24. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
25. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
26. GreenVolts ($500,000)
27. Vestas ($50 million)
28. LG Chem's subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
29. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
30. Navistar ($39 million)
31. Satcon ($3 million)*
32. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
33. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
Obama was a corporatist twat. I couldn't miss
him if I tried. For the life of me, I can't
even see what's supposed to be the diffefrence
between him & Trump.





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