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Nissan Examines Second Life For Used Leaf Battery Packs

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 packs -- into emergency backup power systems. But now a new project has been set up to take the idea of using electric car... read more

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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

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


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