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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Driving Green; Electric Car News; The electrification of transportation continues Ernst & Young Reports

Driving Green; Electric Car News; The electrification of transportation continues Ernst & Young Reports

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) in the spotlight in Q2

August 5, 2010 Driving Green at reports on recent news and developments for green and electric car stocks for interested investors.

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Recent Electric and Green Car news and developments:

From a recent report by Ernst & Young;
US VC Investment in Cleantech Continues Upward Trajectory With $1.5 Billion Investment in Q2 2010
Best quarter since Q3 2008; top 10 deals account for two thirds of the total quarterly investment


The electrification of transportation continues

The second quarter was marked by financing activity in the automotive industry.
Deals in this space included the $350 million second round investment in Better
Place, a Palo Alto-based provider of electric vehicle (EV) support
infrastructure. The largest deal of the quarter, this investment amounted to 23%
of total quarterly financings. Additionally, Fisker Automotive Inc., of Irvine,
CA, a plug-in hybrid EV manufacturer, raised $35 million and Eco Motors, a
manufacturer of diesel engines that are fuel efficient and lower emissions, from
Troy, MI, raised $23.5 million.

High level funding directed to automotive deals reflects a cross-industry belief
expressed by stakeholders across the EV value chain participating in Ernst &
Young's Cleantech Ignition Session on July 28: the EV industry transformation is
underway and the tipping point is not far off if significant collaboration takes
place throughout the US and worldwide.

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) was also in the spotlight in Q2 as it completed an IPO and then
received a $50 million strategic investment from Toyota to jointly develop
electric vehicles. California-based Coulomb Technologies announced plans to
provide nearly 5,000 free home and public charging stations for EVs to nine
regions in the US via a partnership with auto makers, including, Ford and

The momentum in EVs was underscored by President Obama's speech at the Smith
Electric Vehicles factory in Kansas City, MO on July 8 where he announced that
the US share of the world market for advanced batteries for electric and hybrid
vehicles could grow by 20%, up to 40% of the world's market, by 2015.
Full report

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