Carbon Motors Corporation E7 Assembly Facility
CX(s) Applied: B1.31
Date: 09/23/2010
Location(s): Connersville, Indiana
Office(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, Loan Guarantee Program Office

The Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed action is to issue a loan to Carbon Motors for the development of the E7 vehicle, the assembly of which would take place in an existing facility, previously used to manufacture automotive parts. Carbon Motors has applied for a loan in response to the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program that was established pursuant to Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, as amended, which provides for loans to eligible automobile manufacturers and component suppliers for projects that reequip, expand, and establish manufacturing facilities in the United States to produce light-duty vehicles and components that provide meaningful improvement in fuel economy, and for engineering integration costs associated with such projects. The E7 vehicle is designed to serve as the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle and would utilize a fuel efficient turbodiesel engine.