Batteries For Electric Cars Have Barely Begun To Get Better

Batteries For Electric Cars Have Barely Begun To Get Better

Do you remember the shoe sized cell phones of the early 90s? Much of that size was due to the battery. Even with that large battery, you were lucky to get 30 minutes of talk time. Battery tech has made slow and steady progress since then and has been doing so for the last 40 years. There were... read more

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2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid

Technical Details Revealed: 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid Crossover

Sometimes you just never know where you'll dredge up technical details on vehicles that carmakers haven't yet launched. Technology conferences can be a good source. Take, for... read more February 1, 2011 by  0

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Choice Of Electric-Car Battery Size? GM Investment May Make It Real

A recent investment by General Motors in a new lithium-ion battery cathode technology will give the automaker more pricing options for future generation electric vehicles. It... read more January 31, 2011 by  6

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Bets On Cheaper Electric-Car Batteries With Envia, Invests $17 Million

Riding high on a bout of good press of its Chevy Volt, GM is putting $7 million into its next big bet on electric cars: cheaper, higher-energy batteries. In his state of the... read more January 28, 2011 by  7

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 - battery pack cutaway

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


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