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What's Best For Old Electric-Car Batteries: Reuse Or Recycling?

What's Best For Old Electric-Car Batteries: Reuse Or Recycling?

A common misconception of electric cars and hybrid vehicles is that at the end of a short battery life, the remainder is dumped in landfill and contributes ever more pollution to the Earth. Of course, we know this to be incorrect. Not only are the more common lead acid batteries the world's most... read more

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Electric Car Battery Swapping- Chinese Style

China’s E-Taxis Are Not Quite As Slow to Refuel As You Think

Last month, we brought you the story of the electric taxis that carry passengers through the busy City of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, based on a low-tech way of quickly... read more August 18, 2011 by 


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

A123 Gets Lithium-Cell Deal For Unspecified GM Electric Car

Another shoe dropped today, revealing one more little piece of General Motors' electric-car strategy. GM said this morning it had awarded a production contract for... read more August 11, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan: “Leaf’s Battery Pack Should Last As Long As The Car”

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf isn’t having a great time of it this week in the mainstream media. Firstly, Nissan had to defend itself against popular British... read more August 3, 2011 by  11


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car x-ray image

2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Car: X-Ray Cutaway Shows Layout

Here's a view of a car you've probably not seen before, though it may be familiar to you if you've ever been in the hospital. The image above shows the 2012 Mitsubishi i... read more July 27, 2011 by  5


 
Ford Escape Hybrid Taxi

Ford Hybrids Prove Durability By Racking Up Most Taxi Miles

If you want to wring out your new car and test exactly how durable it is, never mind taking it to Death Valley or testing above the Arctic Circle. Just put it in service as a... read more July 25, 2011 by  8


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

A New Life On The Grid For Tired Chevy Volt Battery Packs?

The lithium-ion battery pack in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is backed by an eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty. The engineers behind its development will be the first to tell you... read more July 21, 2011 by  5


 
Advanced Battery Pack

Are There Too Many Battery Packs Being Made for Electric Cars?

According to a report from gigaom earlier this week, the electric auto industry will soon be producing battery packs at a rate far greater than the number of electric cars... read more July 14, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Earthquake To Delay U.S. Assembly of Nissan Leaf Electric Cars?

By far the most ambitious plan to build and assemble electric cars in the U.S. comes not from General Motors or Ford, but from Nissan. Now, it may happen a little later than... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The 450 lucky U.S. drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. They love their cars, they like electric driving in... read more June 15, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47-48 City MPG: Report

The all-new, entirely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan may be rated by the EPA as high as 47 or 48 mpg on the city cycle, according to reports on a website that... read more June 13, 2011 by  2


 
A sample of Cambridge crude liquid battery material

'Flow Cells' May Let Electric Cars Recharge With Liquid Refills

Just two months ago, we published an April Fool's piece about a fictional new BP cell research project that would allow battery packs to be refilled at fuel station pumps... read more June 7, 2011 by  6


 
Assembly of Think City electric cars, Elkhart, Indiana, Jan 2011

New Management, Structure, Cash For Electric-Car Maker Think?

Back in January, we toured the Think electric-car assembly facility in Elkhart, Indiana, "the RV capital of the world." We got some striking photos of hundreds of the City... read more May 19, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. So here's... read more May 14, 2011 by  10


 
2010 Toyota Prius high-voltage battery pack

The Ultimate Guide: Toyota Prius Battery Life, Cost, and Warranty

Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. I hope you can answer a couple of... read more May 13, 2011 by  6


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
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