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Lithium-Ion Batteries For Lighter, Compact Jump-Starting Pack

Lithium-Ion Batteries For Lighter, Compact Jump-Starting Pack

Lithium-ion batteries are the hearts of modern electric cars, but could this battery chemistry have other automotive uses? Juno Power has applied lithium-ion technology to a different type of car battery. The Jumpr is a jump-starting pack that Juno Power says is the world's "most portable." With a... read more

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2011 Toyota Prius

Using A Hybrid For Emergency Power: Tough Choice

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there are still thousands without power--and even shelter--along the Northeast coast. It makes most of our issues look rather trivial... read more November 13, 2012 by  3


 
BMW ActiveE electric car at closed NJ gas station after Hurricane Sandy [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Assessing Sandy: Are Electric Cars A Better Bet In Emergencies?

For many of us, lines at gas stations and homes without power are no more than news, but millions on the U.S. East Coast are still coping with the aftermath of Hurricane... read more November 5, 2012 by  13


 
Nissan Leaf-To-Home power station

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Power Station: Will It Make It To U.S.?

Eighteen months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan, electric cars are viewed there in a whole new light—as portable sources of emergency... read more October 19, 2012 by  17


 
Car accident

NHTSA To Treat Crashed Electric Cars With More Respect After Volt Blaze

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering adopting a new set of procedures for tow trucks and wrecking yards to follow when dealing with... read more November 15, 2011 by  1


 
AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck

Your Electric Car Out Of Juice? AAA Tests Roadside Recharging

Everyone makes mistakes once in a while, and we’re sure most drivers have run out of gasoline at least once in their life. But as the saying goes, it's hard to carry a... read more November 7, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota Turn Electric Cars Into Backup Batteries

Ask most people which car would be best to have in a disaster and they’re likely to name something like a Humvee. While the now deceased gas-guzzling Humvee be good for... read more July 21, 2011 by  5


 
AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck

Feeling Flat? The AAA Will Soon Be Able To Charge You Up

What happens when your electric car runs out of charge? It’s a question we regularly get asked by readers and its one that for a while, there’s only been one real... read more July 20, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

Roving Recharge Truck from Nissan to Aid Dead Electric Cars

Japanese electric car owners in eastern Prefecture of Kanagawa can now drive easy without the fear of being stranded with a flat battery pack thanks to a new pilot project... read more June 6, 2011 by  6


 
2012 Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi Turns 2012 ‘i’ into Portable Emergency Power Station

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) isn’t a new concept, and is the name given to technology which gives plug-in vehicles the ability to feed power stored in their battery packs back... read more June 1, 2011 by  5


 
Angel Car Emergency EV charging

Mobile EV Charger: Cure For Range Anxiety Or Unnecessary Extra?

Earlier this week Swiss-based Nation-E announced the Angel Car, a vehicle which the company says will aide stranded electric cars with flat battery packs. Designed to help... read more September 15, 2010 by  11


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

How Do First Responders Act Around a Crashed Hybrid or EV?

Once more, a reader question prompts us to share the answer with our entire green car audience. In this case, it's about how first responders should approach accidents that... read more July 7, 2010 by  3


 
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