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ActaCell Nabs $3 Million For Cheaper, Better Hybrid Batteries

ActaCell Nabs $3 Million For Cheaper, Better Hybrid Batteries

Recently, we wrote about the move in the private sector to use electric and hybrid delivery trucks. Companies like FedEx and Frito Lay are tapping into benefits of greener cars — even ahead of the broader consumer market because they’re a hedge against volatile diesel prices and can pay... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf

Next-Gen Electric Car Batteries Only Five Years Away?

There has undoubtably been a lot of work put into battery technology in the last few years as more and more electric vehicles hit the scene. One of the current trends is to... read more December 13, 2010 by  4


 
2012 Honda Fit EV electric car concept, launched at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Honda Fit Electric Car, World Debut

This afternoon, Honda unveiled its plans for an all-electric version of the Honda Fit subcompact hatchback to be launched globally in 2012. The announcement came at the 2010... read more November 17, 2010 by 


 
Portable diesel-powered 440-Volt quick charger for Nissan Leaf electric cars

How Does Nissan Recharge Some Leafs? With A Diesel Generator

We love it when people send us photos. Especially photos of things that manufacturers aren't necessarily keeping front and center for the cameras. The photo here is a "range... read more November 15, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

2011 Nissan Leaf Roundtable: High Gear Media Editors Weigh In

The 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car is clearly one of the most revolutionary vehicles to be sold in the U.S. in many years. It's a first battery electric car that relies solely... read more November 11, 2010 by  3


 
Tesla Model S Sedan

Panasonic To Join Parade of Tesla Investors With Toyota, Daimler

As these things often happen, it was rumored in the Japanese press and then confirmed hours later. Panasonic, the huge Japanese consumer electronics conglomerate, is... read more November 4, 2010 by 


 
AMP Electric converted Chevrolet Equinox electric crossover, Detroit, October 2010

AMP Electric Thinks Soccer Moms Want Electric Equinoxes; Do They?

Attending a conference in Detroit a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to drive a converted "Amp'd Chevrolet Equinox" crossover, offered by AMP Electric Vehicles. Based... read more November 2, 2010 by  1


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Want to Hail An Electric Taxi Cab? Head for San Francisco

Urban taxi service may be the equal of any proving-ground torture test. Taxis are driven hard, up to 20 hours a day, and must handle both bad roads and bad drivers. Those... read more October 29, 2010 by  7


 
Diagram of cylindrical lithium-ion battery, via HowStuffWorks

Nanoscale Analysis of Rechargeable Batteries Pinpoints Cause of their Demise

It is my fervent belief that nanotechnology’s ability to push the lowly battery to new heights will be one of the field’s biggest achievements in the... read more October 25, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Full Driving Impressions

Finally, after almost four years, we've driven the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in a variety of conditions, talked over our impressions, and reached a conclusion: Yes, the 2011 Volt... read more October 18, 2010 by  2


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The Car Battery's Carbon Footprint

Electric cars may run clean. But how green is the battery? Hi, this is Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum's "This Week in Technology." With governments around the world... read more October 18, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Tax Credit: $1,300, One Month Only!

Like us, you may eagerly have been awaiting the arrival of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You may even be planning to buy one. One of the reasons may be the tax credit for... read more October 15, 2010 by  1


 
Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

Aptera 2e Prototype: First Drive

As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e. The car is more than... read more October 11, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, New York City, September 2010

How the 2011 Coda Sedan Hopes To Compete With the Nissan Leaf

Coda Automotive, the California startup that will begin delivering its 2011 Coda Sedan electric car at the end of the year, has ambitious plans. CEO Kevin Czinger expects to... read more October 1, 2010 by  12


 
2011 Wheego Whip LiFe electric car

Will the 2011 Wheego LiFe Be the First Electric Car On Sale?

Sometimes we avoid covering certain cars, for good reasons or not. One of those cars is the 2011 Wheego LiFe, a derivative of the 2009 Wheego Whip. Never heard of it? Not... read more September 27, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM, Nissan, Tesla Focus On How To Recycle Used Electric-Car Batteries

Electric cars may be coming out in force come December, but the spotlight is now on how their batteries will be resold and recycled several years down the road. There’s... read more September 24, 2010 by  2


 
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