DOE loans Tesla $465M to build "Model S" - Ford got $4.9B, Nissan $1.6B under same program

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Via Wired's Autopia blog:

The Obama Administration will lend Tesla Motors $465 million to build an electric sedan and the battery packs needed to propel it. It's one of three loans totaling almost $8 billion that the Department of Energy awarded today to spur the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.
Feds Lend Tesla $465 Million to Build Model S (Wired: Autopia, via @timoreilly)

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