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Nanoscale Analysis of Rechargeable Batteries Pinpoints Cause of their Demise

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 not-too-distant future. Sure expanding the water supply and better harvesting the sun’s energy are no doubt big achievements. But... read more

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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


 
Power lines by Flickr user achouro

Will Old Chevy Volt Batteries (Eventually) Store Solar Energy From Your Roof?

Pretty much everyone loves renewable energy. The problem is that wind usually blows at night--often sporadically, at that--and solar power is unpredictable. Suppose the... read more September 21, 2010 by  2


 
The Great Wall of China

China To Car Companies: Hand Over EV Technology To Sell Here

In pursuit of its goal to become a world leader in electric-vehicle technology, the Chinese government is considering new rules that will effectively require ceding critical... read more September 17, 2010 by  2


 
Ann Marie Sastry, CEO of startup lithium-ion cell maker Sakti3

GM Ventures Invests In Startup Michigan Battery Cell Maker

If nothing else, the new, post-bankruptcy General Motors is quicker moving than the old one. The latest proof? GM Ventures, its venture-investment arm, has quietly invested... read more September 10, 2010 by  1


 
Ford Focus EV

2012 Focus EV Will Rely On Liquid-Cooled Lithium-Ion Battery System

As electric cars start to increase in power and range, so do the stresses and requirements placed on their oh so vital batteries. Most automakers have chosen to stick with... read more September 6, 2010 by  3


 
A123 lithium-ion cells

Lithium-Ion Batteries Get Green Kudos, Better Than Gasoline

In a week where many mainstream media outlets are claiming electric cars are prohibitively more expensive to own than gasoline counterparts, a team of Swiss researchers have... read more August 31, 2010 by  12


 
Xenon Difluoride battery

Tomorrow's Power Today? New Battery Is Most Powerful Ever

The electric motor is a great invention, but it's entirely limited by the power that the battery can feed to it, and that power is limited by the amount of energy the battery... read more August 26, 2010 by  17


 
2010 Chevrolet New Sail hatchback, sold in China

GM China Confirms Development of All-Electric Sail Concept

General Motors has been through the wringer over the last 18 months, nowhere more so than in North America, where it declared bankruptcy and was quickly restructured with $60... read more August 24, 2010 by 


 
Kia Pop Concept, to be shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

First Look: Kia Electric Pop Concept For Paris Motor Show

The dog days of summer may still be with us, but automakers across the globe are gearing up for the big Paris Motor Show, which kicks off just six weeks hence. This morning... read more August 18, 2010 by  11


 
2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring

Corvette Could Go Hybrid, Says GM Head Engineer; World To End?

Last week, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, GM's vice president of global vehicle engineering, set to rest rumors of a mid-engine next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. That got a lot of... read more August 17, 2010 by  3


 
Flow battery

A123 Spin-Off 24M Lands $16M To Explore Next Frontier Of Batteries

Last week, advanced battery company A123Systems announced that it was spinning off a new venture called 24M Technologies, which would focus on more unorthodox energy storage... read more August 17, 2010 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

So What Exactly DO You Have to Service On a 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Despite initial purchase prices higher than those for gasoline cars of equivalent performance (before incentives, anyway), electric cars undisputably cost less to run. Not... read more August 16, 2010 by  13


 
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