The U.S. Department of Energy today disputed a new report by the oil industry’s Coordinating Research Council, which concludes that E15 fuel — a gasoline, ethanol mix — can damage some engines. Contains 15 percent ethanol E15 contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is the highest ratio of ethanol to gas recommended Read on! →

Aptera, the well-publicized electric vehicle startup, has decided to call it quits. A letter from the company’s president marked the official end of the tear-drop shaped, three-wheeled electric vehicle. According to the letter, the company was not able to raise sufficient capital to keep its doors open. Remorseful announcement The letter from president Paul Wilbur, Read on! →

In last week’s presidential debate, Republican contender Mitt Romney called Tesla Motors a “loser,” along with Fisker and Solyndra. Friday, the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, blogged that it is neither behind in production nor short on cash. In fact, it is paying off its Department of Energy loan early. Tesla making early payments Tesla was Read on! →