Is Southern California’s Electric Car Industry Losing Its Charge?

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Solyndra was the Bay Area maker of solar-panels that went bust despite taxpayer loans from the Obama Administration.  Now Fisker is being called the “Solyndra of electric vehicles.”  Mayor Villaraigosa said Fisker would be part of an electric-car industry centered in Southern California, but Fisker is now on the edge of bankruptcy.  Today at a committee hearing in Washington Ohio Republican Jim Jordan, chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was scathing about Fisker’s potential market and its political backers.

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Guests:
Dana Hull - San Jose Mercury News - @danahull, Chelsea Sexton - Founder, Lightning Rod Foundation - @vchels, Austin Beutner - Superintendent of LAUSD - @austinbeutner

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Evan George, Caitlin Shamberg