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Tesla Battery 'Bricking': The Real Story Behind The Scare

Tesla Battery 'Bricking': The Real Story Behind The Scare

Late last night, a sensational blog post circulated through Silicon Valley. It claimed that several $100,000-plus Tesla Roadsters were now useless as the result of a "devastating design problem," with their battery packs "bricked" from being left too long without plugging in. Early this morning, we... read more

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

Buying A 2012 Tesla Model S? Think Before Ordering The Battery Pack

At the end of 2011, Tesla released its final specification, options and price list for the 2012 Model S sedan. Depending on the choice of battery pack, the 2012 Tesla Model S... read more January 25, 2012 by  6

2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

NHTSA Closes Chevy Volt Battery-Pack Fire Safety Investigation

Well, it's all over but the shouting now. This afternoon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a statement saying it had closed its investigation into... read more January 20, 2012 by  10

2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Nissan Examines Second Life For Used Leaf Battery Packs

In the aftermath of the last year’s devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami, more impetus has been given to the idea of turning electric cars -- and their battery... read more January 19, 2012 by  2

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Gives 2012 Sonata Hybrid Battery A Lifetime Warranty

What happens if the battery in your hybrid car starts to fail? If your car is still within warranty, you’ll get a replacement battery at no cost to you. If your car or... read more January 13, 2012 by  1

Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

U.S. Sec. Of Energy: Cheaper Batteries Mean More Electric Cars

You’re probably well aware that some of our fellow journalists in the mainstream media aren’t big fans of plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars at the moment. But... read more January 11, 2012 by  13

Structural enhancements to fit to Chevy Volt electric car to avoid post-crash battery-pack fires.

NHTSA: Chevy Volt Battery Pack Fix OK, Ends Investigation

Officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have said they are happy with the proposed safety enhancements for the 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Volt designed... read more January 9, 2012 by  9

Structural enhancements to fit to Chevy Volt electric car to avoid post-crash battery-pack fires.

Animation Shows Chevy Volt Crash Safety Updates: Video

Yesterday, General Motors announced a Customer Satisfaction Program for all assembled Chevy Volt sedans, aimed at strengthening the battery compartment to prevent coolant... read more January 6, 2012 by  0

2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Life After Death: What Happens When Your Prius Battery Dies

Believe it or not, the humble Toyota Prius has been on sale in the U.S. for 12 years. While many of these original 2000 Priuses are still giving their owners the same gas... read more January 6, 2012 by  12

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Chevrolet To Offer Volt Modifications Against Battery Fire Risk

GM announced today that it would offer a "customer satisfaction" initiative that provides modifications to roughly 12,400 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric cars to... read more January 5, 2012 by  7

Via eREV range-extended electric pickup

Via Motors To Use A123 Lithium-Ion Cells In Electric Trucks

Via Motors, the extended-range electric truck conversion company with GM legend Bob Lutz on its board, announced today that it would use lithium-ion cells from A123 Systems... read more January 5, 2012 by  1

2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack

Tsunami-Damaged Nissan Leafs Show Strength Of Battery Packs

When we wrote last year about the 2011 Nissan Leaf being waterboarded for your safety, little did we know an even sterner test was about to challenge the safety of Nissan's... read more December 26, 2011 by  3

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

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... read more December 26, 2011 by  10

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Matt Drudge's Idiotic, Uninformed War Against The Chevy Volt

Recently named by Gizmodo as the second most viral person on the Internet (ahead of Ashton Kutcher!), Matt Drudge is the go-to guy for headlines guaranteed to feed red meat... read more December 21, 2011 by  70

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

GM Said To Be Close To Design For Volt Battery Pack Modification

Engineers at General Motors are close to finalizing a set of design modifications to the Chevrolet Volt battery pack to prevent later fires in packs that have been severely... read more December 7, 2011 by  6

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Tesla Roadster Owners Soon To Get iPhone App Thanks To Tech-Savvy Fans

Nearly every electric car on the market today comes with technology that enables you to remotely start its charging cycle, pre-cool the cabin, or check its state of charge... read more December 5, 2011 by  1


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