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Oil Exec Says Electric-Car Batteries 'Not Ready for Primetime'

Oil Exec Says Electric-Car Batteries 'Not Ready for Primetime'

It's always good to hear the arguments against electric cars. Some are valid, some are idiotic, and some simply betray a lack of knowledge about how the auto industry really works. Into that last category may go some comments by one William M. Colton, ExxonMobil’s vice president for corporate... read more

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Volvo V60 Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Wagon Coming At Geneva Motor Show

While working energetically on its C30 DRIVe Electric battery-electric vehicle, Swedish carmaker Volvo has also been developing green powertrains for its larger vehicles for... read more January 27, 2011 by  3


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

2011 Nissan Leaf Laurels: Euro Car of the Year, U.S. Cell Plant Underway

Initial deliveries of the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car have been fitful, compared to hundreds of Chevy Volts sold each week. But Nissan's first modern mass-produced... read more January 26, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Actually, no--fairly recently and not so far from home, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory patented a... read more January 12, 2011 by  3


 
BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

2012 BYD e6 Electric Crossover To Cost $35,000, 200-Mile Range

Later today at the Detroit Auto Show, Chinese carmaker BYD will take the wraps off a new incarnation of the e6 crossover it's shown twice before. This time, however, it comes... read more January 10, 2011 by  4


 
Ford C-Max Hybrid, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid... read more January 9, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Nancy Gioia

2012 Ford Focus Electric NYC Debut: What You Need To Know

As you may have seen by now, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric was officially launched today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by Ford CEO Alan Mulally. At the very... read more January 7, 2011 by  1


 
Volt Battery Pack

GM To Use Argonne National Lab Advances In Next-Gen Volt Battery

General Motors announced today that it has licensed lithium-ion battery technology developed at Argonne National Laboratories, the research institution that's funded largely... read more January 6, 2011 by  0


 
ActaCell prismatic lithium-ion battery cell

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... read more December 31, 2010 by  0


 
Crushed GM EV1s - Screenshot, Who Killed The Electric Car?

Could Rising Commodity Prices Kill (Or Hurt) The Electric Car?

At the time of this writing, oil has sprinted above $90 a barrel, silver has jumped 80-plus percent in the last year and China just announced an 11 percent decrease in... read more December 31, 2010 by  12


 
Green Vehicles Triac electric car

Triac Electric Car - Three Wheels, 100 Miles And $25,000

With the focus naturally going towards some of the big electric car launches we've had this year or established players like Tesla Motors, it's all too easy to forget that... read more December 20, 2010 by  15


 
tesla model s prototype 005

2012 Tesla Model S All-Electric Sedan: Progress and Schedule

It's been a while since we checked in on the car that will likely make or break Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla Motors: the Model S, a five-door midsize sports... read more December 17, 2010 by  13


 
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  0


 
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


 
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