Plug-in Maker Gets $529-Million Loan from Obama Administration

"In its latest bid to help finance the car of tomorrow, the Obama administration said it would lend more than $500 million to Irvine-based Fisker Automotive Inc. to develop a pair of plug-in hybrids.

The loans, announced Tuesday, come from a $25-billion Department of Energy program to fund development of alternative vehicles. According to the administration, the funding will help create or save 5,000 jobs at Fisker and its suppliers."

Ken Bensinger reports for the Los Angeles Times September 23, 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009