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Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one additional gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S... read more

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Concorde (photo by Eduard Marmet, via Wikimedia Commons)

So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and... read more October 23, 2016 by


 
NanoFlowcell Quantino concept

Nano Flowcell liquid-battery car briefly driven by outsider

Nano Flowcell Holdings hasn't been shy about promoting its flow-cell battery technology. It's displayed flashy concept cars at multiple auto shows, offering bold performance... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

One of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
wireframe of possible Faraday Future production vehicle, from company promotional video at CES 2016

LG Chem logs another electric-car win: Faraday Future to buy batteries

South Korean firm LG Chem is one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars. It already counts 25 separate auto brands among its clients, and... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung wants to be major battery player, just like LG Chem

The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies. Korean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
NanoFlowcell Quantino concept

Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell

Well, here's a novel idea for electric-car fans to kick off the week with. Zero-emission cars powered by electric motors shouldn't use batteries that can be recharged... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW's big electric-car pledge: LG Chem, Panasonic possible battery partners (updated)

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of more than 1 million... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla battery partner Panasonic expects cell sales to double in three years

As the primary battery supplier to Tesla Motors, Panasonic has a secure position as one of the top players in automotive lithium-ion cells. The Japanese electronics company... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade now shipping

The Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade is finally shipping to customers. The upgrade to Tesla's first production electric car boosts range to a claimed 340 miles, compared to... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
Battery storage system electrified by BMW i

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic to build electric-car battery cells at Tesla gigafactory this year: report

Panasonic is currently Tesla's sole supplier of battery cells for its electric cars, and a partner in the carmaker's massive lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada. The... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours. This will help the next... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Toyota hybrid battery replacement cost guide (2016 update)

"Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some... read more June 17, 2016 by


 

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