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June 10, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first deal to market roadworthy American-made electric vehicles in Japan, California-based U.S. Electricar Inc. and Itochu Corp., one of the world's largest trading companies, have formed a joint venture to target Tokyo's market for light delivery trucks. The first models scheduled to be sold by Tokyo-based Itochu, until recently known as C. Itoh & Co., will be Grumman Corp. Long Life delivery trucks, which are widely used by the U.S.
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June 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Electric Car Pioneer Leaves U.S. Electricar: Gary Starr, founder of the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based electric car company that became U.S. Electricar Inc., has resigned from the company and its board, though he will remain as a consultant. The small but growing company, which converts gasoline-powered vehicles to run on electric batteries, recently announced an agreement with Itochu Corp., formerly known as C. Itoh & Co., to sell the first U.S. electric cars in Japan.
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BUSINESS
June 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Electric Car Pioneer Leaves U.S. Electricar: Gary Starr, founder of the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based electric car company that became U.S. Electricar Inc., has resigned from the company and its board, though he will remain as a consultant. The small but growing company, which converts gasoline-powered vehicles to run on electric batteries, recently announced an agreement with Itochu Corp., formerly known as C. Itoh & Co., to sell the first U.S. electric cars in Japan.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first deal to market roadworthy American-made electric vehicles in Japan, California-based U.S. Electricar Inc. and Itochu Corp., one of the world's largest trading companies, have formed a joint venture to target Tokyo's market for light delivery trucks. The first models scheduled to be sold by Tokyo-based Itochu, until recently known as C. Itoh & Co., will be Grumman Corp. Long Life delivery trucks, which are widely used by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmentalists and businessmen used the dedication Friday of a Carson-area electric vehicle assembly plant to tout the fledgling industry the week before the California Air Resources Board votes on moving forward with its mandate for mass-produced electric cars beginning in 1998. The opening of the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Electricar Sees Up to $1 Million in Financing: Seeking to avoid insolvency, the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based maker of electric vehicles said that in addition to expecting new financing from Itochu Corp. of Japan, it has been granted an extension on $11 million in debt by its creditors. Separately, U.S. Electricar said its loss for the third quarter ended April 30 widened to $11.9 million from $10.5 million.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1995 | MICHAEL PARRISH
Financially troubled U.S. Electricar, the once-booming Santa Rosa, Calif.-based electric-car converter, has brought in a new chief executive. Roy Y. Kusumoto, 52, will replace Ted D. Morgan, who will remain as chairman. Last month, U.S. Electricar, which had spent two years in an aggressive acquisition and expansion program, announced a drastic reorganization and the layoffs of a third of its 300-employee work force.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1995 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's leading builder of electric vehicles, Santa Rosa-based U.S. Electricar Inc., has dramatically cut back operations after two years of aggressive expansion and now needs a cash infusion in order to survive. Only a drastic reorganization and an interim loan from its Japanese partner is keeping the company "a going concern," the firm said in a statement. A company spokesman added Monday that the firm needs another $15 million by the end of July to remain in business. U.S.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first such move among big auto makers, Ford Motor Co. disclosed Tuesday that it is in talks to sell car frames without the engines to U.S. Electricar, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company that converts gasoline autos to electric power. If adopted, the plan could help Ford, the nation's No. 2 auto maker, meet all or part of California's 1998 deadline for electric cars.
NEWS
May 11, 1995
The Harbor City post office recently became the first in the nation to add electric-powered vehicles to its fleet of delivery trucks. Created by U.S. Electricar of Santa Rosa, the vehicles run on electricity instead of gasoline. The vehicles can be recharged in three to five hours and each charge lasts 40 to 50 miles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmentalists and businessmen used the dedication Friday of a Carson-area electric vehicle assembly plant to tout the fledgling industry the week before the California Air Resources Board votes on moving forward with its mandate for mass-produced electric cars beginning in 1998. The opening of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | MARY LOU PICKEL
Sleek sports cars and boxy buses powered by electricity and natural gas glided down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. on Monday in the finale of a three-day road rally designed to increase awareness of cleaner-burning car engines. Actor Leslie Nielsen of "Naked Gun" fame led the parade through Disneyland in a bright red electric-powered sports car, and Bill Nye, host of a children's science television show, plugged wiser energy use.
NEWS
January 13, 1994 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show gleams through Sunday then brakes its short, annual reach into motoring for 1994. But at technical centers and styling studios from Michigan to La Jolla, tomorrow continues. Designers and computers already are building for the next century and know precisely what our monthly payments will buy in 2000. "We're certainly far enough into it that we can't talk about it," says Jerry Hirschberg, vice president of Nissan Design International of La Jolla.
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