The U.S. Department of Energy last week announced more than $58 million in funding for an experimental initiative supporting the domestic automobile industry called Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM).

Judicial Watch wasn’t as thrilled with the announcement, recalling a number of money-losing “green” gambles by the administration.

Judicial Watch likened the new program to miserable failures like Fisker Automotive, the “fly-by-night electric car company … that shut down after getting an eye-popping $193 million from the government” and Vehicle Production Group, which went under after losing $50 million in taxpayer money.

Someone running the Twitter feed at the Department of Energy today was cranky that Judicial Watch mentioned Fisker but not success story Tesla.

The Tesla is a success in China, prompting CEO Elon Musk to dedicate himself to finding a manufacturing partner and a location for a Chinese factory by mid-2016.

  • Paul V

    Several nuclear “events”, and they would have all the glass they needed.