New Automotive Technology Companies Struggle for Recognition in DC
Green Car Congress
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Aptera’s application for $75 million from the DOE’s ATVM loan program has sparked a debate not only over whether or not to recognize a 3-wheeler (i.e., the Aptera 2e) as a automobile and hence qualified for funds under the DOE program, but also on the strategic question of how much the Federal programs should support more novel technology our of the automotive mainstream. Wall Street Journal.