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Volt-Style Battery Nightmare Before Christmas Haunts Fisker

Volt-Style Battery Nightmare Before Christmas Haunts Fisker

What holiday gift do you give Fisker Automotive, the company responsible for the world’s first plug-in hybrid sports coupe? A Matchbox 2012 Fisker Karma perhaps? But a public suggestion that the battery packs inside the $106,000+ Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid are at risk of a coolant... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Today's Volt Update: GM Buyback, Owners Rally, Sales Goal Unmet

Phew. Yesterday was quite a day indeed in Chevy Volt land. A bevy of news items hit the wires, following Monday's offer of loaner cars to Volt owners who weren't comfortable... read more December 2, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

GM Offers Loan Cars To Chevy Volt Customers While Crash Fires Are Investigated

A few weeks ago we told you about a 2011 Chevrolet Volt which had caught fire in a storage yard three weeks after it was subjected to an official National Highway Traffic... read more November 28, 2011 by  7


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark EV dashboard

Chevy Spark EV: Four Times The Electric Range? RLY? Errr, No

We love our readers, because they often have eagle eyes far more acute than our own. Take, for instance, Neal Riley. Reading our article on the 2013 Chevrolet Spark launch... read more October 12, 2011 by  10


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S To Use Panasonic Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

Well, this one's not a big shock: Tesla Motors announced yesterday that its 2012 Model S electric sport sedan would use Panasonic lithium-ion cells in its battery pack... read more October 12, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Solid State Electric Car Batteries Still 10 Years Away

Solid state batteries could be seen as everything we're looking for from an electric car battery, improving on all the fundamental characteristics needed for electric... read more September 26, 2011 by  7


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

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... read more September 9, 2011 by  4


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson & Juno Cho, COO of LG Corp., agree to cooperate on future electric vehicles

GM's LG Electric-Car Deal Goals: Cheaper, Faster, Less Risky

General Motors has been on a roll with electric-car news of late. It said it would build the well-received Converj concept car as the Cadillac ELR; it cut a deal with A123... read more August 25, 2011 by  19


 
2011 Chevy Cruze EV

GM, LG Group To Design, Engineer (Unspecified) Electric Cars Together

General Motors announced this morning that it would jointly design and engineer "future electric vehicles" with Korea's LG Group, in a statement that raised more questions... read more August 25, 2011 by  0


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Got An Electric Car? How About Pre-Paying For Its Next Battery Pack?

We’ve all heard the shock stories -- generally from media outlets which haven’t fully researched the topic -- saying that the battery pack in your electric car... read more August 19, 2011 by  8


 
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  0


 
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


 
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