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Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

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 battery technology known as nickel manganese cobalt (NMC). Discovering and patenting new battery technology in an era so... read more

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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


 
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


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 

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