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Mascoma backs away from IPO plans

Filed under: Ethanol, Flex-Fuel, GM Mascoma, a cellulosic ethanol maker, has been working on gaining capital investment from just about every funding source out there. But now it looks like the attempts to go public and raise $100 million have been pulled off the market. Gigaom’s Katie Fehrenbacher had been puzzled that a company with weak financials […] […]

New Cabs Could Avoid Hybrid Ban

The Bloomberg administration wanted all cabs to be Nissan NV200s, but relented and said some large hybrids could be allowed. […]

Ford reduces water use in vehicle assembly by 10.6 billion gallons

Filed under: Manufacturing/Plants, Ford Ford is reducing its water use much faster than expected, and touting the achievement with another infographic. During 2012, the global automaker achieved an 8.5 percent reduction in the amount of water used to make its vehicles, putting Ford more than halfway toward its target of using an average of four cubic […] […]

Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car of the Year

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Volvo, Tesla Motors, Renault, New York Auto Show The automotive journalist judges behind the World Green Car of the Year apparently with the overwhelming majority of AutoblogGreen readers, as they’ve just named the Tesla Model S their winner. We don’t yet know what the official ballots were, but our informal poll had […] […]

Fisker furloughs workers for one week, says it’s ‘common practice’ in industry

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, Fisker The tea leaves are getting somewhat clearer over at Fisker Automotive with a new report saying the struggling automaker is furloughing its US workers this week, a month before a payment on the company’s $529-million Department of Energy loan is due. Fisker never got the full amount, taking only about […] […]

A Little Lesson in Electric Vehicles

The road course at the E.V. Pavilion is set up to educate consumers on the more practical nature of going electric. […]

New Problem for Boeing 787 Battery Maker

GS Yuasa, the maker of the battery for the Boeing 787 that overheated and led to the grounding of the fleet, has discovered overheating in its lithium-ion battery for cars. […]

Ford offering app developers $50k reward for achieving better fuel economy

Filed under: Hybrid, Ford, New York Auto Show Ford may be the first to open up both its hardware and software platforms to outsiders. Ford Motor Co., stung in recent months over complaints that some of its hybrids are achieving fuel economy well below the advertised miles-per-gallon, said today it is opening up its vehicle architecture to […] […]