battery capacity

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is... read more

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Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018 by

Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota and Kazuhiro Tsuga, President, Panasonic

Toyota, Panasonic agree to study prismatic battery cells for electric cars

For the 20 years since the introduction of the Prius, Toyota has enjoyed the first-mover advantage in hybrid cars, and leveraged those green credentials to boost public... read more December 15, 2017 by

Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

Battery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance... read more December 11, 2017 by

2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV: bigger battery, slight range boost

It's a shock to realize that the Volvo XC90 large luxury SUV is now in its third model year. The first new Volvo in more than five years when it debuted in 2016, the... read more November 27, 2017 by

2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by

Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are... read more July 27, 2017 by

Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically... read more July 11, 2017 by

Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by

James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]

Dyson walks away from (three) Sakti3 solid-state battery patents: updated

Just 18 months after its $90m acquisition of Sakti3, the British consumer-products company Dyson is taking a step back. Dyson has chosen to relinquish its rights to three... read more April 10, 2017 by

2011 Nissan Leaf

Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged... read more March 30, 2017 by

2017 BMW i3

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to... read more March 28, 2017 by

Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by

2014 BMW i3 electric car during winter [photo: owner Chris Neff]

Driving electric cars in winter: tips from experienced owner

One of the challenges of electric cars is persuading potential buyers that they can do virtually everything that most other vehicles can. For those who live in wintry... read more March 23, 2017 by

Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated... read more March 20, 2017 by

2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Electric-car range: why Japanese needs differ so radically from the U.S.

It was one of the new battery-electric vehicles anticipated for this year, a mid-size sedan from a global maker that remains the second highest-volume hybrid maker in the... read more March 1, 2017 by



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