energy storage

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would sell a low-volume electric car, use the proceeds to create a higher-volume model, and then use money from that car's sales to... read more

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Nissan xStorage battery pack for energy storage

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese... read more May 22, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

French oil company Total agrees to buy battery maker Saft

Energy storage has never been the subject of more research, capital investment, and business interest than it's experiencing in this decade. With lithium-ion cells at the... read more May 12, 2016 by

Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can... read more April 12, 2016 by

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress

The Federal government's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy said last week that it has made huge strides toward creating a next generation of batteries for energy... read more March 7, 2016 by

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

Tesla Finally Gets Domain; Could Name Change Follow?

Tesla Motors seems poised to make a small but significant change to its online presence. Anyone familiar with the company knows that its domain name is But... read more February 23, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

Battery-Based Energy Trading: Next Step After Reverse Metering?

The combination of battery-based energy storage and solar power already has some electric utilities worried. They believe consumers' ability to store energy harvested by home... read more February 16, 2016 by

Flow-cell battery prototype developed by Harvard University

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of... read more October 2, 2015 by

Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

It's one of the most common questions about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after the car is junked? Do they just get thrown away? Will any of them be... read more June 16, 2015 by

Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system with capacitor storage

Ultracapacitor Resistance Breaking Down Among Automakers?

Ultracapacitors have been the next big thing in energy storage for well over a decade. And while automakers have been hung up on their far greater price (per energy stored)... read more June 2, 2015 by

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

Last night, as promised, Tesla unveiled the new, non-automotive product line it had previously teased--confirming that the carmaker will enter the energy-storage business... read more May 1, 2015 by

Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such... read more April 29, 2015 by

Hybrid supercapacitor developed by UCLA

Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that... read more April 23, 2015 by

2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by

Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday's 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for... read more February 13, 2015 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt in Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it's starting to be put into practice on a large... read more November 26, 2014 by


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