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Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don't really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone... read more

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Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Surveys Tesla Owners For Intelligence On Electric Cars

Nissan launched its 2011 Leaf, the world's first modern mass-production all-electric vehicle, more than three years ago. The first U.S. delivery was in December 2010 in... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab. Crosstown rival Ford is taking a different route... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

'Father Of The Prius' Stresses: Hybrids More Important To Toyota Than Electric Cars

For Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, hybrids are still the future. The man known as the "Father of the Prius" said Toyota still views hybrids as its top priority for... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

Could your first fuel-cell car actually be a tank? General Motors announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Predicting Electric-Car Battery Life: GE, Ford, U of Michigan Team Up

Because the gasoline car has been in continual production and development for over 100 years, automakers can use past experience to estimate how long cars -- and their... read more August 7, 2012 by  2


 

Nanotech Solution To Hydrogen Fuel Puzzle From Brookhaven Lab?

A team of researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has opened the door to a future of clean, cheap hydrogen fuel by ditching a popular platinum... read more May 15, 2012 by  13


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Study Says Hybrid Owners Don’t Always Buy Another Hybrid: Here’s Why

For many years, ever-rising gas prices have encouraged more and more car drivers to make the switch to cars with hybrid drivetrains. But with the first hybrids well over 10... read more April 9, 2012 by  24


 
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BMW To Develop Future Lithium-Ion Batteries With Toyota

Lithium-ion battery cells are expensive, challenging, and time-consuming to develop. And they can be hard to get right, as the current woes of A123 Systems show. Even the... read more March 27, 2012 by  9


 
Traffic Jam

95% Of All Trips Could Be Made In Electric Cars, Says Study

Here at GreenCarReports, we often hear excuses from people who say they want to buy an electric car but feel unable to. Aside from increased sticker price, one of the more... read more January 13, 2012 by  14


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Live Near It Or Sit In It: Traffic May Cause Brain Damage

There's no doubt that car manufacturers have worked incredibly hard over the past few decades to make their cars cleaner than ever. Modern cars produce a fraction of the... read more November 9, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Want A Long Range Electric Car? Nissan Doesn't Think You Do

If you're holding out for an electric car that gets similar range to your fossil-fuelled car, then don't hold your breath for one from Nissan. That's the message implied by... read more October 28, 2011 by  24


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
25 Most Electric-Vehicle-Ready Cities

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country... read more April 15, 2011 by  5


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Battery Advance To Give Electric-Car Charging In Gas Fill-Up Time?

An advance in battery technology could help push past one of the persistent criticisms of electric vehicles: the extended time needed to charge the battery. Researchers at... read more April 6, 2011 by  5


 
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