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Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

It's widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains... read more

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Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?

One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Advances In Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Offer Promise For Electric Cars

Commercial uses of the element sulfur date back centuries, but it may be the key to a new generation of batteries with high theoretical energy density and relatively low... read more February 14, 2015 by 


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

Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday's 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for... read more February 13, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors gigafactory - size comparisons [source: EV Obsession]

The Tesla Gigafactory Is Big; Really, Really Big--This Big, In Fact

Photos can be deceptive, as any online-dating aficionado will tell you. So it's hard to tell from photographs just how large the lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Nevada that's... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015  [photo: Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery "gigafactory"... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0: 70-kWh Battery, Aero Kit, New Tires, For 400-Mile Range

Tesla Motors announced today that it has prototyped a "Roadster 3.0" package, which Roadster owners will be able to purchase in the future to update the battery pack... read more December 26, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster Battery Upgrade Details: Coming This Week, Musk Says

Say what you will about Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk, he's one of the very few global automaker CEOs who personally responds to owner questions via Twitter. And... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
LC Super Hybrid lead-carbon battery technology

Lead Batteries Likely To Be With Us A Long, Long Time: European Study

Lead is terrible stuff: damaging to humans in even small quantities, and persistent if it's improperly disposed of. Nonetheless, it's a central element of technology that has... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Battery-Swap Pilot Program To Launch Next Week In California

Tesla Motors will shortly announce that it is launching a pilot program next week to test the long-promised battery-pack swapping technology for its Model S electric sedan... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
Autoline electric-car battery panel: John McElroy, Brett Smith, Prabhakar Patil, Ann Marie Sastry

Better Batteries Coming Soon, Experts Agree: A Video Panel Worth Watching

The formula is simple: Put three battery and auto-industry experts in front of a camera, ask them a few leading questions, and let them debate. That's exactly what the... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company... read more October 29, 2014 by 


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

Panasonic To Invest Hundreds Of Millions In Tesla Gigafactory To Start

While Panasonic had already agreed to help Tesla construct and operate its huge Nevada "gigafactory" for electric-car batteries, the scope of that commitment is now becoming... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars?... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Photo from Tesla 'D' tweet by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, October 1, 2014

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla To Unveil 'D' On Oct 9th: Our Guesses

Do you ever get the sense that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has fun in his job? Last night, at 6:31 pm Pacific time, he tweeted a photo with the caption, "About time to unveil... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 

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