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

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 been a recent spate of announcements from Nissan, General Motors and Tesla on this topic. All three companies are looking... read more

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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


 
2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sedan

2012 Infiniti M35h, Its First Hybrid, Previews at Pebble Beach

Almost a year ago, Infiniti confirmed a hybrid version of its new M sedan, to be launched at the end of 2010. Now, the company has unveiled that car, in the tony surroundings... read more August 16, 2010 by 


 
A123 lithium-ion cells

A123 Spins Out Energy Storage Startup, Loses Chrysler Deal

Advanced battery maker A123 announced more than its quarterly earnings yesterday. In addition to posting a lackluster $22.6 million in revenue, the company spun off a new... read more August 12, 2010 by  1


 
Bosch EV powertrain

Bosch Commits To EV Powertrain Development

Following the successful launch of Bosch’s parallel full-hybrid technology (in models such as the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne S), the key international... read more August 4, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - charging socket

Electric Car Buying Guide

We've been watching it roll closer for years, and now it's all but here: A new era of electric cars. Just three or four months from now, the first highway-capable electric... read more August 4, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by  12


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

BREAKING: GM Boosts 2011 Chevrolet Volt Production 50 Percent

There's no better time to make a public announcement than when you have the President of the United States with you. Today,President Barack Obama visited the... read more July 30, 2010 by  2


 
Think City

2012 Think City EV’s New Lithium-Ion Battery A Welcome Upgrade

How fast, how far, and how long? These are the three most important questions asked of any electric car coming to market. Just like their gasoline counterparts, drivers want... read more July 29, 2010 by  6


 
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