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Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back to November 2010, the same year that Tesla completed its initial public offering after Toyota took a stake in the company and... read more

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Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Rick and Linda SantAngelo with the 2011 Nissan Leaf at 96,000 miles

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

Renault plans huge energy storage plant using old Zoe electric-car battery packs

With more plug-in electric vehicles on the road today than ever, automakers are working to solve an impending issue: what to do with used lithium-ion batteries. Once the... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
A123 Systems manufacturing facility, Livonia, Michigan

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car... read more May 21, 2017 by


 
StoreDot shows fast-charging battery cell, Cube Tech Fair, Berlin [via Periscope: Gruendermetropole]

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far

Perhaps the biggest question in buyers' minds over electric cars is how long the batteries will last. Most new-car buyers have mobile phones whose batteries have only lasted... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car after battery-pack replacement  [by owner Tim Jacobsen, Concord, CA]

How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Tearing down the Tesla Model S battery pack (video)

The lithium-ion battery pack is at the heart of any electric car. Its cost, energy density, and safety features do as much as any other feature of an electric car to... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery... read more January 21, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric car battery warranties compared

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones... read more December 20, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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