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Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might... read more

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2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Nissan Leaf refurbished batteries offered for older electric cars, in Japan

With more than 300,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road, some more than six years old, battery degradation is becoming more and more of an issue. The different rates of... read more April 2, 2018 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost... read more March 30, 2018 by


 
Nissan electric-car battery

Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

The town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Almost seven years... read more March 27, 2018 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. The performance of those cells... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
Professor John Kelly of Weber State University, Utah, shown before Chevy Bolt EV battery disassembly

Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: what's inside the battery? Teardown video shows all

The battery packs of most modern electric cars are far different than those in your mobile phone or other portable devices. In most cases, they include hundreds or thousands... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW partners with Solid Power to develop solid-state cells for electric cars

While lithium-ion cells have powered all but a handful of plug-in electric cars since 2008, carmakers have looked further down the road toward solid-state battery cells with... read more December 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai believes electric-car battery prices will stop falling by 2020

The automotive business is one that turns raw materials into highly complex finished goods. When the prices of key commodities—especially raw materials—rise... read more December 15, 2017 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


 
XING Miss R Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
European Union battery alliance announcement

EU announces launch of battery alliance to boost cells for electric cars

As it stands today, Asia dominates the production of electric-car battery cells globally, with Japanese and Korean companies representing the bulk of the industry outside of... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Toshiba SCiB battery cell

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers... read more October 19, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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